How old are you?

Oftentimes, when reading the SDMB I wish I knew how the age of the poster to help put their views in perspective. People in the same age group tend to have somewhat different experiences than another age group. For example, people who came of age in the fifties were influenced by different circumstances than those who were influenced by the sixies and so forth. I’m 53.

I just turned 39. I don’t want to talk about it :frowning:

Well, I think one of the good things about the internet in general and this board in particular, is that everyone is ageless.

I agree there are things that make ME think the poster is younger. (flirting, highschool conversation, references to the simpsons, and sometimes just naive language)

A lot of times posters will, in fact, parse their views by admitting their youth or experience.

There have been a few posters I was surprised to discover were adults, and, likewise others I was surprised to discover were teens.

Here at the straight dope I like to think it doesn’t matter and that you are measured on the intelligence of your debate alone.

All of that being said,

I’d like to add,

“What kind of question is that to ask a lady?”

There’s no way to know who the ladies are!

I just turned 18. I also don’t want to talk about it.

Thank you, you may bite me now.

I’m 61. the six at the end of ageless stands for my sixth decade.
As you can see, some dopers think they’re too old to be decently asked this; some too young. Balls, I say!
Fight age as well as ignorance.Much of the time I regress to my 18 year old brain.(Nkay, ALL the time.)
I think it would be nice to have ages attached to user names as a sort of reference point, but baby, that ain’t gonna happen until every one reaches a certain age where they just don’t give a damn.
(My sig is the last few lines of 2001 by A C Clarke. I forgot to give him the credit.)

I’m 20.

Yay me!

814… I’m turning 823 in a week. I also don’t want to talk about it.

I’m 33, but I don’t think that age should necessarily make a difference to someone’s ability to contribute to a discussion/answer a question. Obviously life experience is important, but it’s not everything.

Knowledge is open to all age groups!

Dang right,MEGA. Yay,you.
I’d love to go through the late 50’s, the sixties and seventies again. (Without the weird STD stuff, that is.) Nothing that can’t be cured with one shot from your doctor.
And I’d cancel my wasted four years in the AF. And my disastrous marriage. And I’d be 165 pounds again. And know what I do now.And…wait a minute. This could go on until ignorance freezes over.
Go git 'em, MEGA!

I’m 29. I didn’t expect to feel apprehensive about my 30th birthday, yet I do. Expect an emotional crisis in 7 months.

and very pleased to be posting here at the SDMB with people of many ages.


44 years young.

  1. How totally Douglas Adams of me, huh?

I thought you were only in your early 60s :confused:

WOWSERS!!! And I thought the average age here was a wee bit younger than all that. With that said I’m a strapping 19 year old lad.

I, too, am 19 years old.

I’m 23…woo hoo!


I want to remain mysterious, so I’ll give you a multiple choice, and you’ll have to guess my age:

a) 3 1/2
b) Eleventeen
c) 35
d) 117
e) I have always been, and I will always be.

By the way ageless6, I hate to break the news to you, but if you are 61, then you are in your 7th decade. I refer you to the whole millennium hoo-ha. 1999 was the 20th century. 2001 is the 21st century.

I’m 18 for now. I’ll be 19 in less than 2 months. Whee. What a useless birthday :slight_smile: