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 "old adage."

A variation is: "A lady never reveals her age or weight."

Also, this from Oscar Wilde in A Woman of No Importance, act II (1893): One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would do that would tell anything.

Oliver Goldsmith in She Stoops to Conquer, act III (1773): Oh, sir, I must not tell you my age; they say women and music should never be dated.

This also reminds me of the stories my grandmother told me as a child, real women like to be a bit mysterious and intriguing. Keep them guessing.

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