People in the same age group tend to have similar interests and even if two people are complete strangers, they still might share some of the same memories. For example, remembering what TV shows they both liked as kids or what major world events they have witnessed.

These kinds of things can actually give away your age even if you don’t say the number or your birth date. Reddit user teddyjr32378 asked “Without mentioning age or date of birth, how old are you?” and the thread got pretty popular, being upvoted 46.6k times with 45.7k people getting deep into the nostalgia, naming movies, songs or other recognizable things that would let other people guess what age they are.

What is the thing you can say about yourself that would let others pinpoint the year you were born? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to upvote the submissions that you can relate to the most!

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#1

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I'm "had to make a mad dash sprint to the cassette player to mash the record button when your favorite song came on the radio" years old.

pradmlv , Joybot Report

Robert T
Community Member
4 months ago

Been there done that, but it only means you are somewhere between 40 and 60 years old!

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#2

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers MTV actually played music videos.

Stormageddon252 , MTV Report

ThoughtsAreNotFacts
Community Member
4 months ago

They sure did. And they always had "cooler" videos than VH1. Video killed the radio star... then reality shows killed the video!

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#3

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Would you like to accept a collect call from MomWe’reDoneComeGetUs?

Opselite , Abdulla Al Muhairi Report

von Funnyname
Community Member
4 months ago

Bob WeHadABabyEEtsaBoy

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#4

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Rotary phones were a thing.

Sel_drawme , Billy Brown Report

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
4 months ago

A tiny mistake in the number and you had to hang up and do it all over again lol

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#5

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I remember physical keys for hotel rooms.

shmallory , Jonathan Haeber Report

Kira Okah
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

The hotels in this town all still use physical key keys...

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#6

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers There was only one newscast at 10pm, and before it started, a booming voice asked, “it’s 10pm. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE????” and after it was over, there was an hour of maybe an infomercial , then a test pattern, and TV was OVER for the night. And there was only 7 channels

beigereige , Staffan Vilcans Report

Nandina
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4 months ago

3 channels here

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#7

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I saw Disney's "The Lion King" in theaters when it came out.

FormerElf , Disney Report

Kimmy Ceeahh
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4 months ago

I saw Disney's original Jungle Book in the theater. Cried because I thought Baloo died.

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#8

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Went to computer labs in elementary school to Paint and play pinball.

CaregiverMan , Retro Smack Report

Emma Byrne
Community Member
4 months ago

I still have this on an emulator. I still play it from time to time.

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#9

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Drop dead Fred, Little Monsters, Ghost Busters, The Last Unicorn, & Labyrinth were my favorite movies as a child.

tilt-a-whirly-girlie , Jensen Farley Pictures Report

Kira Okah
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Last Unicorn, beautiful film!

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#10

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I got in trouble in kindergarten because my tamagotchi kept telling me it was hungry

CatMilkHotel , Katy Report

Kira Okah
Community Member
4 months ago

Same, except I was a teenager

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#11

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I’ve lived in two millennia’s, two centuries, and four different decades yet people still tell me I can’t call myself old.

fckinfast4 , Chrono Shop Report

Jayne Kyra
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

The calendar picture shows the date I was born. Edit: To be considered young by some made me feel better about the grey hair I have at 32.

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#12

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Old enough to have my first phone be a nokia brick phone/flip phone to now having a smartphone. Ahh simpler times lol

RisingInkwell , Thomas Kohler Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Those Nokia's where the best and lasted forever.

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#13

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I played the all green Oregon Trail.

Jabber-Wookie , Retronauts Report

Stephanie DeMeritt
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4 months ago

Me too!

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#14

When I was little, my favorite cartoons was My Little Pony, Rainbow Brite, Strawberry Shortcake, and She-Ra.

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Jamie Gibson
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4 months ago

What about Jem and the Holograms?

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#15

I watched blockbuster close and remember when netflix mailed movies and videogames

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Annie
Community Member
4 months ago

Ah yes, those were the days!

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#16

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Why buy DVD's, we have everything on videotape.

LightlyStep , Brian Omura Report

Rhea
Community Member
4 months ago

My parents didn't need a babysitter; we had 180 VHS-tapes.

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#17

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Grew up watching classic cartoon network shows such as dexter laboratory, courage the cowardly dog, Johnny bravo, the powerpuff girls and my personal favourite Ed, edd and eddy.

ThePaleKnight69 , Cartoon Network Report

Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
4 months ago

Cow and Chicken - what a sick thing that was :D

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#18

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I’ve had experience with these ways of listening to music: 8 track, vinyl, cassette, CD, and mini disc.

beigereige , James Case Report

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
4 months ago

Mini-disc: the forgotten format

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#19

Rabbit ears on my television..

Practical_Wonder_246 Report

Casey B
Community Member
4 months ago

On the black and white one, yes

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#20

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I remember Baby Jessica and I was afraid something like that might happen to me too.

iwant2saysomething2 , Susan Biddle Report

ThoughtsAreNotFacts
Community Member
4 months ago

Omg the well! That was horrifying as a kid

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#21

We actually "dialed" a 7-digit phone number.

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Nikki Hilton
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4 months ago

We dialed a 5 digit number. So...

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#22

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Until I was in pre-school there were 48 stars on the US flag.

excitom , Joel Report

Red Ruffensor
Community Member
4 months ago

But. . .but. . .that flag has only 45 stars.

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#23

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I remember Back to the Future in theaters.

Own-Cupcake7586 , Universal Pictures Report

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
4 months ago

you made a Delorean into a time-machine?

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#24

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Toby McGuire is my favorite Spider-Man

Wolverine2397 , Sony Pictures Releasing Report

Ralph Kretschmer
Community Member
4 months ago

Mine too!

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#25

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I was around when man landed on the Moon.

homevp , NASA Report

Auntriarch
Community Member
4 months ago

My mother wouldn't let me stay up. But my father was on a course in US at the time, and he came home with a load of fabulous souvenir stuff

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#26

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers When I was a kid the big playground argument was Sega vs Nintendo.

grombleduke , Dru Kelly Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Whilst Sega is good, Nintendo has always been the best imo.

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#27

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers In elementary school, I got to watch the space shuttle Challenger explode on live television.

Edit: the more I think about this and read others' comments, while I was indeed in 2nd grade / 7yrs old, I'm almost positive school was out and I watched this at someone's house with my mother. I know we watched it on CNN and I can see that thin red stripe at the bottom of the screen and that font they used in the 80s in my head and no elementary school would've had access to that channel back then.

Pyrophagist , NASA Report

Robert T
Community Member
4 months ago

January 28, 1986 - I remember it being on the news.

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#28

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I had a furrby as a kid

Communist-thelastone , Michael Fraley Report

Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
4 months ago

Most dist(f)urbing thing is that the eyes are on front of the head. It implies that Furrby is a predator.

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#29

I wore Dittos and high waisted bell bottom jeans to high school. We had a rotary phone in our house. We didn't wear seat belts in the car until I was older and most cars only had lap belts. There weren't car seats when I was a baby. Wooly Bully was the number one song the year I was born and Flashdance... What A Feeling was the number one song the month and year I graduated high school.

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WoodenLion
Community Member
4 months ago

Sam the Sham & the Pharaos

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#30

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I was the first person in my high school to have a cell phone

clever-asshole , Popsugar Report

Uncommon Boston
Community Member
4 months ago

Loved that phone. Mine was red.

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