June 17, 2014

I'm 34.

According to "Can We Guess Your Real Age?"

67 comments:

damikesc said...

54. Damn. I just turned 39 today.

BigFire said...

In my case, they missed my age by 1.

Strelnikov said...

Excellent quiz! Off by 17 years - but in the right direction.

mccullough said...

For the superhero question, which one is supposed to make you younger or older?

broomhandle said...

29 and I'm actually 52. I answered honestly but their reasoning is pretty transparent.

Anonymous said...

They put me at 18, which is 2/7 of my real age. Now that's scary.

rhhardin said...

I had a "I Can Guess Your Age" program on a VIC-20 display model in KMart in the early 80s. It ran :

I can guess your age.
Is it 0?
n
Is it 1?
n
Is it 2?
n
Is it 3?

Carol said...

42. That was a good age, still a lot of energy. Too bad I wasted it.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Hey, it gave me 47, which is the nearest whole year to the truth. Color me impressed.

ngtrains said...

they said 42 - missed by 34 years.

Maybe they need to refine their questions

ted Wis '62

Irene said...

62. Charming bad logic.

David said...

Quick. Tell Meade. And get some birth control.

ALP said...

Huh, mine was only off by one year, calculated 54 but I just turned 53.

That SETTLES IT! The test is fairly accurate.

Mark said...

34 here as well. Have been for at least 16 years I guess.

Deb said...

62 and proud of it.

Anonymous said...

It said that I am 50, but I am just over 30. Maybe I got it wrong in my responses.

madAsHell said...

Your Age: 29

But I lied about the TV test pattern, and the butterscotch candy. I also fat fingered sweet instead of salty.

Roadkill said...

I came in at 62 (plus 4); my wife of 35 years came in at 18. Go figure.

lgv said...

mine was off 1 year. i'm in my fifties.

AJ Lynch said...

Eh they said I was only 18 which is 42 years off. Of course, I answered a couple intentionally wrong to try and get a younger score.

Who was the picture of?

AJ Lynch said...

Mcc: I am pretty sure Iron Man is the new hot super hero.

Roadkill said...

OK - I came in at 62 (plus 4); my wife of 35 years came in at 18. Go figure.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Duece Niner.

victoria said...

42....Darn it, i thought i was totally hip and cool. Guess not


I'm really 62

Vicki from Pasadena

traditionalguy said...

It's rigged. I got 34 too, despite a vanilla ice cream and reading preference.

Deirdre Mundy said...

I got 54 and I'm only 36. A bunch of my 30-something friends are also getting 54. So, something about the boomers makes them come out as younger than the Xers.... hmmm....

Deirdre Mundy said...

Maybe it's because we 30 somethings are all buried in kids and would rather read or sleep than go out and party? Meanwhile, the boomers are now post-children and have energy again? So we seem 'old' because we're tired, even though we're tired BECAUSE we're in our fertile years and surrounded by babies?

jj121957 said...

I'm 56 and it said 54. Not bad.

Michael E. Lopez said...

Damikesc-

I had exactly the same results. I'm 39, and got 54.

Etrange, ca.

Stanley Smith said...

29. I'm nearly 65.

WestVirginiaRebel said...

54. Off by five years lol.

You are wise, mature and calm.

Well, I'm glad they think so...

FullMoon said...

Off by 12 years. Only internet test I scored 100 on was "are you a psychopath?", that one was real easy

Carol said...

I sorta lied when I said I'd prefer to sleep late and stay up late. I'd like to, but just can't anymore.

Emil Blatz said...

34 and I b fiddy sebin!

Meade said...

I got 62. That's too old to be with a young girl who's only 34 but not too young for a nice mature lady who's 108.

Crunchy Frog said...

Also 34. Not real sure how they arrived at that.

I picked Iron Man, just because Batman wasn't available and I like tech over superpowers.

The Godfather said...

It said I was 18. I was 18 in 1961. I would go back to 1961 in a heartbeat if I could, but I wouldn't be 18 again for love nor money. Now if you offer me 40 . . . .

William R. Hamblen said...

It guessed 42. My bioelectrical impedance scale also says 42. Neither is correct.

sane_voter said...

I got 34 as well. But I am closer to Althouse's age than the guess.

Mary Beth said...

AJ Lynch said...

Who was the picture of?

6/17/14, 6:53 PM


Google image search tells me he's Louis Tomlinson, a member of the pop group One Direction. I didn't know this but it still guessed my age as 18. It was a wee bit off.

Freeman Hunt said...

I am 34, but I got 42.

Alex said...

ZOMG I'm 62! Actually 37...

zefal said...

62 for me. I knew I should have picked the bunny rabbit!

Alex said...

I am also not a psychopath.

Sorun said...

I'm the exact age it predicted.

Anonymous said...

It typed me as a decade older than I am. Then I took it again and noticed a few other options, and it came much closer.

I have no idea who that guy was. I recognize the test pattern, but not the candy. I think superheroes are stupid and made to exploit global markets, but there was no option for hate answers. I find the idea of a binary option of chocolate and vanilla offensive to the idea of free choice, don't watch Friends or HIMYM, and used to eat salt straight out of the shaker at four years old.

I'm far more curious what celebrity male is my soul mate, but the link in the sidebar wouldn't open on the ipad. Droll=off. ;)

R. Chatt said...

They missed by one year. Almost scary that I am so predictable.

rcommal said...

62.

LOL.

Perhaps I got aged on account of being determined to save for my own old age a couple-so decades ago *and* yet in recent years being accused of being a suck-up, wishy-washy, centrist RINO who only wants to be economically supported by others.

It's to laugh.

---

And so it goes.

rcommal said...

" 'I'm 34.' "

I get it. You're hip. Most others aren't. Including me.

OTOH, you and I share a number a things, among them that we won't be starving in retirement, you on account of your professorship, and we on account of taking to heart 25 years ago that the social security net won't be there for us.

You get to be young and hip (partly because you get to worry less about your personal future: Althouse, you remind me of my dad).

I, and we, get to get older, because for us, there is no safety net other than that we manage to create for ourselves.

Rusty said...

What a waste of time.
i got 29
Now get off my lawn.

Curious George said...

All the people depicted, as well as all the actors/TV shows, are white. Racist!

Oh, I'm a very white 54. In reality a very white 57.

Fandor said...

I'm young at heart, intelligent, mature, in touch with my emotions, know what I want out of life and twenty years younger than my actual age.

What a flatterer that site is.

So, what's the catch?

Guess I won't find out unless I give them my email address.

Do you think that's going to happen?

Ah, the wonders of the internet!

MaxedOutMama said...

What's Meade's? If it turns out that you have a yen for older men. ...

MaxedOutMama said...

OMG. It said I was 18.

I do not think this thing works very well.

dbp said...

I am 18, so considering that I have a 17 year old daughter, that makes me super precocious.

The daughter rolls her eyes whenever I say anything. This test proves she is treating me wrong: I could totally fit-in with her hep-cat fellow high schoolers.

Tibore said...

Hmmm... thinks I'm 29 when I'm really 44.

It's stuff like this which makes me understand that programmed algorithmic reasoning has a loooong way to go still. And incidentally makes me skeptical of the recent claim that a program finally passed the Turing test.

Larry J said...

I'm 57 and it predicted 42. That isn't very close. For some questions, none of the answers were correct for me. I much prefer salsa over ketchup or mayo.

richard mcenroe said...

You were off by 15 years. All I'm saying.


OK. Had me 15 years too young. Get off my lawn anyway.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

You don't look a day under 70.

Ann Althouse said...

"It's rigged. I got 34 too, despite a vanilla ice cream and reading preference."

Ha ha. Funny. I took the vanilla and the reading too.

I think preferring movies in a theater had a big effect. The truth is, I rarely go to a movie in the theater, but I like a movie on TV even less. I don't have the patience to sit through a movie, so unless I commit to going to the theater, I'm pretty much just not going to watch.

Ann Althouse said...

"I got 62."

My old man...

MadisonMan said...

29.

I chose HIMYM over Friends, I'm sure that helped. If I had been oblivious to Werthers candy, I'd be even younger, I suspect.

I also chose movies at home (Netflix -- makes you younger), Choc Ice Cream, I knew One Directions' singer, and chose goldfish. Dogs and cats and rabbits are too much work.

Mike said...

Pegged me at 29.

I'm about to turn 52.

Chose neither on HIMYM or Friends question and chocolate on the ice cream. Maybe it was choosing cash over credit that made me seem younger.

Sam L. said...

Says 54. Missed it by that much! (Points to wall on other side of room.)

richardsson said...

I'm 65 going on 66. They guessed.....are you ready for it......18. Me? The guy who listens to old 78 RPM records. I must confess that on about 1/3 of the questions, I really didn't care that much among the alternatives. I don't use much of either mayo or ketchup. I chose ketchup, but I can't remember when I last used it.

richardsson said...

I'm 65 going on 66. They guessed.....are you ready for it......18. Me? The guy who listens to old 78 RPM records. I must confess that on about 1/3 of the questions, I really didn't care that much among the alternatives. I don't use much of either mayo or ketchup. I chose ketchup, but I can't remember when I last used it.

John Lynch said...

I'm 34, too.

Except I'm not.