Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
How old were you when you first stopped being asked for ID when buying alcohol or going to a bar?
On several recent occasions I’ve been to new places (out of state) and no one has bothered to card me. So, it’s not like people who regularly see me just have gotten lazy. Maybe since I look more professional now? Maybe because I’m older? I just turned 28.
I should add that in places like the grocery store where the person has to manually enter your birthday, I do still get carded 100% of the time. These instances are mostly at restaurants and bars.
So, I’m just curious, how old are you and do you still get carded?
Post # 2
I’m 26. I always get carded at the grocery store or liquor store, like you said, but restaurants/bars are a mix. I think it sometimes depends on who I’m with. I rarely get carded when I’m just with Darling Husband, who is 31, or with my parents. It seems I get carded more often when I’m in a group of similar aged friends.
Post # 3
I don’t remember exactly but I think it slowed down after about 33 and pretty much came to screeching hault around 36. I always looked very young until about my mid thirties and then I suddenly looked mid-thirties lol. I think 35-48 is kind of a no man’s land as far as age goes, it all just kinda blends together. It’s a gap when everyone can be described as “30’s/40’s”. Or sometimes “late 30’s or 40’s”.
I hate being carded now because it feels patronizing. Especially if im out with a younger girlfriend and they are genuinely carding her then they are just throwing the old dog a bone by carding me after, I hate it!
Post # 4
I’m 34, and there are times that I still get carded. It really depends on the place, though. However, I think after getting married and having a ring on (OK, even engaged), that seems to have helped some. Or, maybe it’s just a coincidence! I don’t look 34 though, so I understand why I get carded.
Post # 5
I turn 36 in a couple months and still get carded. But I notice if I wear less makeup I get carded more.
It has slowed down a little bit this year, but also could be because we go out less and I haven’t been ordering drinks.
Post # 6
I’m 31, and I still get carded on occasion. I’ve even had a guy say “woah, I didn’t think you were THAT old” when checking my ID. Gee, thanks? I think? lol
Post # 7
At about 19 it was probably half the time not IDd and half the time IDd
by 21 I basically stopped being IDd
I’m 25 now and I can’t remember the last time I was IDd
Post # 8
I’m 28 and I’ve never not been carded 🙁
Post # 9
I bought alcohol free beer at a grocery store in NJ, a few years ago. They do have an alcohol section within the store, but this was bought off the regular shelves. Some notice came up on the sales slip, requiring the cashier to ask for my ID
I was in my 50s, and yes, I thought it was the stupidest thing. What’s next? Carding for root beert?
Post # 10
I am 33 and still get carded…hey…I will take it! I hope they still card me at 60!
Post # 11
Where I live they card you if you look like you could be under 30 so I still get carded every time. I also usually get carded at restaurants unless I’ve been there a few times and they know me, and recently got carded on an airplane. I don’t mind!
Post # 12
I second this thought, when I go out with work colleagues (I’m a student and super new, so everyone is much older than me) I don’t get carded. But when I’m by myself or with people around my age (25) I always get carded.
Post # 13
I just turned 35 yesterday but I look young for my age, so I still get carded every once in a while. Most memorable was when I got carded for an R rated movie when I was 30.
I used to work as a bartender and some customers would get annoyed with me if I asked for their ID, but the law in our county is that you cannot purchase alcohol without a valid ID on you. Bars would routinely get busted by undercover cops so it’s not like I was ever doing it to be patronizing or attempt to flatter anyone. It was more like I needed to be sure you had an ID and that it wasn’t expired.
Post # 14
I’m 25 and get carded about half the time. A lot of restaurants and grocery stores don’t card me but I get carded at the liquor store every time. I’ve noticed when traveling that different states vary a lot on how strict they are with carding. For instance, in NM everyone
carded me (even when with my parents) but in TX it’s 50/50.
Post # 15
I’m 25 and the drinking age is 19 here and I still almost always get carded. There has only been one time so far that I didn’t get carded at the liquor store. Restaurants I’d say ask me about half the time.