I am 35 years old. I like to bluntly ask people's ages early on when I meet them to get a more accurate picture of what stage of life they have reached. Some people: A. Get offended and think that's a rude question. and/or B. Say that age doesn't matter ( Er, right.). and/or C. Claim they are younger than they are. ( I've found out later they lied ). Why are some people so hung up on their age? I'm getting tired of tiptoeing around people's sensibilities when I mean no harm at all and I can't see why people can't just accept their age.