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" How old are you ?"

To women, how do you feel if someone ask you that question ?

I don't know if that is a rude question in your countries or not but it is totally no problem in my country.

Especially, on Tet holiday, my relatives even ask me more personal questions such as 

" How much is your salary ?", " Why aren't you married yet? "  and so on.

So if you come to my country, you had better prepare your answers. ^^

Of course, not all elder people ask questions like that.

Jun 10, 2018 4:04 AM
Comments · 17
Hi Tuyet, I'm also a Vietnamese and personally I'm not offended when being asked about my age, but I would really feel my personal life being so violated when someone asks me if I had a boyfriend yet or how much I earn per month. But I guess it's a cultural thing and it's been like that since forever so I think it's up to us now, the young generation to change that impolite manner in everyday social life. 
June 10, 2018

Those questions are considered quite personal.  I would feel uncomfortable answering them if I did not know very well.

Barbara


June 10, 2018

Hi Tuyet,

In Slovakia in general it is considered as an inappropriate  question, but it often depends on circumstances. As for me, I don't mind being asked. Everybody can see how old I am in my profile. It is just the number. Each period of life is great whaterver it is. 

June 12, 2018

In my country "Iran" sometimes people ask personal questions like "why dont u get married" or even "why u get fat" or something like these! of course many people dont like to answer... I see these kind of questions usully by older people or relatives. and youngers mostly consider it rude.

and about the age.. we also use  "which year was you born" its a common question and it is not very rude although some women don't like to answer... 


June 10, 2018
In my country, these questions are consider too personal. For me personally, I don't mind so much if I am asked these questions but I am always careful when asking someone.  I would always say "if you don't mind me asking"..
June 10, 2018
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