But are we?
Many women over 40 still feel the pressure from society to lie about their age. 40 is still 40... meaning it's just old. No one will want you. Hang it up. You will never get married. YIKES! So, many beautiful women believe the hype and start off relationships carrying an unnecessary burden or misleading the man. Sure, men do it to...I've met a few and when I found out I gave them the boot. I didn't want to date anyone in that age bracket (50s) and I certainly didn't want to date anyone that would lie about their age. It just didn't bode well with me.
I know I'm just turning 40 but as I'm online dating there are LOTS of men that are not interested in dating me because of my age. OK. Keep in Moving. They just are not meant for me. I come with other issues too...at age 35 I lost my ability to have children. Try telling a man that. Keep it moving. I know there is a man for me, but I'm not going to lie about who I am. Plus, I'm a terrible liar anyway. Just ask my mother.
I know some of you do it and have done it. I don't mean to offend and I'm not berating you...it's just not my thing. But remember all of these little cliches:
- You're only as old as you tell yourself
- Age is only a number
- Age is mind over matter, if you mind then it matters
- Get up and move (I just made that one up)
- If they don't want you the way you are, the hell with them (ok, I made that up too)
Finally, thanks to Fabulous After 40 for posting this video from CBS about Should Women Lie About Being Over 40...this actually sparked my post for the day.
So, what do you think? Is it okay to lie about your age?