When we are younger,we all want to be a few years older — to have more experience andmaturity. Being older has a certain allure when you are younger, likethe older kids in high school, or the more accomplished graduateswhen you’re still trying to maneuver college. But at a certainpoint, for many women, we grow older and begin to wish we were youngagain. With the current stigmas of ageism, many women feel the needto stretch the truth about their age once they reach their 30’s,40’s, and 50’s. But why do we as women tell these fibs about howold we are? Here are 6 reasons why women hide or lie about their age.
The negativeconnotations of “old”
In our society, there is negative connotation surrounding the word “old.” After a certain age, when asked, “How old are you,” it can feel like the question is framed negatively before you even answer. A better way of asking may be, “What age are you?”
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