How To Find Someone’s Age Without Asking Directly

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When it comes to determining someone’s age, there are several ways to find out how old someone might be, or at least the range, without having to ask the person directly. In some places, this information is considered rude to ask, which is why many people don’t want to do it directly. 

Many people will guess a range with the old eye test, but as anyone who has worked in a convenience store or liquor store long enough can tell you, there are many people who don’t look their age.

The most accurate way to determine someone’s age is often through an online tool or service. 

There are a few different online tools that you can use to determine the age of someone you are interested in. One option is to use a people search engine to find potential candidates. 

These often have a year of birth or even a full birthdate, which makes it easy to figure out the rest. As long as you have a full name, you’re good to search.

These tools, along with searching various social media profiles, can give a lot of information about a person, often enough to easily figure out their age.

How To Find Out Someone’s Age Online?

Asking someone their age may be considered rude, so if you don’t feel comfortable asking it’s good to know what other options you have available.

Search On is a website that lets you search for people by their name, address, or phone number. You can also use it to find out someone’s age. 

To search, go to the website and enter the person’s name in the search box. Then click on the “Search” button. 

Even if you don’t know the person’s exact birthday, if you have other information you can look at the results, find the best match, and then look at the given birthday or year of birth to determine their age. 

Once you find the person you are looking for, click on their name to view their full profile. On the profile, you will most likely see the person’s date of birth.

Search on

One website that can be very helpful in this type of situation is By searching for a person’s name and location, you can often find their age listed in the results. 

This is a great resource to use if you want to find someone’s age without asking them directly. As with many other people engines, this also brings back other personal information like address, phone number, and email address. 

Some of the information you find on may be outdated, but it is still a helpful website to use when trying to find someone’s age without asking directly.

Try Finding It Out On Social Media

There is a good chance that you will be able to find someone’s age by looking them up on social media. If they have a public profile, some have a birthdate while others will at least tell the day of the year that’s a birthday. 

A LinkedIn or Facebook “Happy Birthday,” or even having others wishing them a happy birthday, tells you what day it is. Use one of the tools above with the birthday to track down the person’s profile and you will almost certainly find a birth year.

That’s more than enough information to get the exact age of a person.

Another thing to look out for is a post about a class reunion. If someone mentions their 20 year reunion you can do the math on when they graduated high school, and for most people that gets you within 1-2 years of their exact age.

Use People Search Engines

There are multitudes of these types of sites available on the internet, many of which are free to use. All you need is a first and last name, and you can find out quite a bit of information about someone.

While you won’t be able to find out their exact age, you can often get an estimate based on the other information available.

Here are three of the best:


BeenVerified is a website that allows you to find out someone’s age without having to ask them directly. All you need is the individual’s name and state.

After you enter this information, BeenVerified will conduct a background check and notify you of the results. The age of the person you’re looking for will be listed if they have a public record.


Spokeo is another website that can be used to determine someone’s age without directly asking them. All you need, like BeenVerified, is the person’s name and state.

Spokeo will then conduct a database search and return the results to you. The age of the person you’re looking for will be listed if it is a public record, helping you to easily find the current age of the individual.


People Finders is another great option for finding someone’s age without asking directly. Enter the person’s name and state into the search bar to use this website.

People Finder will then search its database and return the results to you. As long as the person you’re looking up has public records, you will get the information you need to know the age of the individual.

Check the Social Security Death Index (SSDI)

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) is a database that contains information on people who have died in the United States. If you know someone’s name, you can use public records to look up their date of birth and date of death if you know their birth and death dates. 

For those who are unsure of when someone died, searching for an obituary online may be a better option.

In most cases, the deceased person’s age is included in obituaries published in newspapers. You could also track down the person’s birth certificate if possible. This is pretty easy information to find for those who are deceased, for genealogical research and the like.

The good news is that this information is generally available to the public in most states, so you should have no trouble locating it.

Try Public Records Search Site

You can also find out someone’s age by searching for their information on a public records search website such as FamilySearch, Intelius, or Radaris. 

These websites are intended to provide you with access to public records, which may include information about your birth date. Typically, you can search for someone by their name and their location. 

You should keep in mind that not all public records are accessible online, and you may need to visit your local courthouse or vital records office to obtain certain types of information. 

Additionally, some information (for example, adoption records) may be sealed and not accessible to the general public for legal reasons. In those cases, you may not be able to find precise age information, but will need to rely on the generally accepted age of the individual.

An online public records search site can be a valuable resource if all you have is the person’s name and location and you’re looking for their age information.

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Use their Name, Phone Number, Email, or Address to find information.


How to Find Out How Old Someone Is: Final Thoughts

There are several reasons you may meet someone and want to find out their age, and there are several easy ways to find this information. This is all assuming you can’t just do the obvious and ask the person directly.

No matter what, it’s always best to err on caution and not make any assumptions about someone’s age. 

If you’re curious about someone’s age and want to find out without asking directly, these tips and strategies should work great to get you the answer!

Written by Shane Dayton

Shane, an MFA grad and seasoned online writer, specializes in security and privacy, using his vast state-to-state travel experiences to guide readers through the complexities of information safety in a digital world. Read more of Shane's articles.