Would you continue to date someone if you found out that they lied about their age (and are of course, legal)?

Supervixen Supervixen
Hypothetical question: You know how some people feel the need to lie about their age, for a variety of reasons? Perhaps some people feel uncomfortable with admitting to how old or young they are, especially in relation to the people they date. What if someone lied about their age (and they aren't underage), not expecting their relationship with their partner to turn serious, only it does, and you later find out that they are not the age they claimed to be? Would you end the relationship? Or would you accept that it was a fib that got out of hand, and overlook their dishonesty?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I'd continue the relationship--age is only a number, and I doubt that person meant any harm in being dishonest in this way.
12  (21%)
I'd continue the relationship, but I'd have second thoughts about how honest this person really is.
27  (48%)
I'd continue the relationship, but only within a certain age gap (give examples).
1  (2%)
I would end it--age is an important factor in a relationship, and I don't appreciate being misled.
I'd end it, but it has more to do with the lying than the age difference.
10  (18%)
Other (explain).
6  (11%)
Total votes: 56
Poll is closed
10/14/2012
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edeneve edeneve
I don't like to reveal my age myself, I date guys younger than I am & even though I don't look at all my age, I still feel self-conscious about it, especially in that situation.
10/14/2012
AmethystSmoke AmethystSmoke
I don't agree with but understand why people lie about their age to make themselves younger but am baffled as to why someone would lie to make themselves older when they are of legal age.

So, I voted "Other" - even though the first answer is fairly accurate for me - the "little white lie" (we all tell them) would nag at me because I see it as an "unnecessary" white lie.

Clear as mud?!
10/14/2012
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I'd still date em.. but yeah as long as they're LEGAL!
10/14/2012
junipersgame junipersgame
I'd not trust them anymore, because they lied, and would most likely end the relationship.
10/14/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I would question things they said after that...
10/14/2012
Tork48309 Tork48309
I'd cautiously move forward, but I would continue to wonder what other lies are out there, which breaks down trust in the relationship.
10/14/2012
Kissy Kissy
I would probably continue, but be very cautious.
10/14/2012
butts butts
Lying right off the bat, especially about something trivial like age, is a big turn-off for me. I'd probably continue the relationship if I really liked them, but I'd have a sneaking suspicion about them lying again. I'd be ok if the person was a few years older or younger, but I've already bad bad relationship problems because of big age gaps, if the person was 18ish (I'm 22) I'd probably be hesitant, I don't like dating younger because at my age, a few years can mean a pretty big maturity difference. In your mid 20's and older it's not such a big deal, but I wouldn't be caught dead dating someone who just got out of high school unless they proved to me that they were mature enough.
10/14/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
depends on how long before they tell me, if it's a few months? fine but if we're going on years then I might wonder why it took that long to come clean
10/14/2012
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
I met my boyfriend online and he told me he was two years older than he actually is because it was what he told all his online friends. He played games that he was slightly too young for and after that it just stuck.

He told me the truth a little while after we decided to date and he was freaking out the whole time. He doesn't lie to me about anything, so he felt horrible about this thing, but he couldn't have known where we'd end up when we met. I'm glad he lied to me or I never would have considered being with him. He's much younger than me. XD By the time he told me the truth, I was in too deep to get out. @_@
10/15/2012
Upyourreviews Upyourreviews
Quote:
Originally posted by Supervixen
Hypothetical question: You know how some people feel the need to lie about their age, for a variety of reasons? Perhaps some people feel uncomfortable with admitting to how old or young they are, especially in relation to the people they date. What ... More
It really depends on the whole situation and how the lie came off, and how long it lasted.
10/15/2012
glasskitten glasskitten
Quote:
Originally posted by Tork48309
I'd cautiously move forward, but I would continue to wonder what other lies are out there, which breaks down trust in the relationship.
This is probably what I'd so. Or I would break it off then and there. I can't stand being lied to.
10/15/2012
js250 js250
It is the lie--not the age.

If a relationship had progressed to the point of age comparison and they lie, forget it--I am the heck out of there!!
10/15/2012
shorejen9 shorejen9
Depends on why they lied and for how long and their actual age.
10/15/2012
Flower1 Flower1
yes
10/15/2012
Beck Beck
It would depend on how long they lied. When dating random people you aren't serious with, it's not always great to tell them everything about you. As things get serious, you fill them in. However, I wouldn't lie about age. I don't think it's cool to lie about anything.
10/15/2012
edenguy edenguy
Quote:
Originally posted by Supervixen
Hypothetical question: You know how some people feel the need to lie about their age, for a variety of reasons? Perhaps some people feel uncomfortable with admitting to how old or young they are, especially in relation to the people they date. What ... More
I suppose I would. It seems like such a silly thing to lie about; I would have issues with that
10/15/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
It'd cause some friction, but I'd be willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. That said, I would be more careful with trust after that
10/15/2012
Aisling Aisling
I think I'd be more bothered by the lie than the age as long as everyone's an adult, really. But Finding out someone is considerably older than they told me would weird me out a bit tbh.
10/20/2012
konicaguy konicaguy
Quote:
Originally posted by Supervixen
Hypothetical question: You know how some people feel the need to lie about their age, for a variety of reasons? Perhaps some people feel uncomfortable with admitting to how old or young they are, especially in relation to the people they date. What ... More
We all wish we were younger. Can't fault anyone for that...
10/21/2012
emiliaa emiliaa
I can't deal with fibbers. I have been dealing with one (not dating, but the fibbing ruled out any possibility of that) and it annoys me.
10/21/2012
mjtheprincess mjtheprincess
It depends on how good the relationship is. I'd probably have some doubts for a little while, but eventually, if it was worth it, I think it would just become something we laughed about
10/21/2012
Katzer Katzer
The first choice, I don't think age matter when you aren't underage. So I would understand why they lied but be upset if they lied about others things.
10/21/2012
Stagger13 Stagger13
Quote:
Originally posted by Supervixen
Hypothetical question: You know how some people feel the need to lie about their age, for a variety of reasons? Perhaps some people feel uncomfortable with admitting to how old or young they are, especially in relation to the people they date. What ... More
I guess I would understand but might still keep an eye out for other mistruths.
10/21/2012
FLIPxMODE FLIPxMODE
id continue to date em
02/20/2013
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
For me it wouldn't be about their age as much as why they lied about it. I wouldn't necessarily break up with them over it but I'd be a little more cautious because the idea of them lying makes me uncomfortable.
02/20/2013
PieC PieC
Use caution if proceeding because more than likely something else will be a lie-Experience
02/20/2013
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
Although it's a trivial thing to lie about, I would wonder if they lied about more important things as well... and why they thought they had to lie about their age in the first place.
02/20/2013
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Lying is a pet peeve of mine so if this was a one time only lie that's ok because a lot of us don't like to tell our age, but if its a habit of theirs then I'd dump them.
02/20/2013
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