Dear Aunty

When I made up my profile I lied about my age on a dating site. I said I was 29 when really I’m 37. Now I’m meeting the bloke (who is 37 too) and I don’t know if I should confess or not.

Hey Forever Young,

What makes you think you have to confess? Surely the evidence will be written all over your face. It’s entirely up to you whether you want to look like a haggard 29 year old or a sprightly 37 year old. I sometimes champion lying about age on a profile as unlike real life people search using the set criteria, so those looking for 25-30 year olds will never see the 32 year old that may just be perfect for them. As you wouldn’t ask someone’s age straightaway if they caught your eye in a bar, dating sites shouldn’t put too much emphasis on it either. I say if you can get away with being 29 for a little longer- go for it and confess when he’s really under the thumb!