Asking age

Posted by ESC on July 31, 2003

In Reply to: Asking age posted by R. Berg on July 30, 2003

: : Why is it considered impolite to inquire about the age of a female? Where does this have its origina? I have never heard of a male considering this offensive.

: In this culture, men aren't thought to diminish in quality as they age, and women are.

And that's the sad and bitter truth.