They have to ask you that and will disqualify you if say your age quota has been met. They are looking for a variety of people. It wouldn't really show much if you asked 100 people that were all white, all female, and 27. Or maybe it's the other way around. Maybe they only want females because it is a makeup survey. Try not to get discouraged. I have gone days on end where I didn't qualify for anything I tried. Then the next week, I will get My Thoughts counts to credit 3 times as well as others. It's a shot in the dark with surveys, but at least they boot you at that point, not like on some other sites that will let you take the whole thing and then disqualify you or pay you then revoke your credit upon review. I can definitely vouch that this site is not shady or a scam. A lot of times when it comes to surveys, they don't have the control you think they do. For instance, Live Sample for some reason keeps telling me that I need to be 13 to take surveys. I'm more than double that, so I wrote a support ticket. They told me that I needed to try and contact Live Sample since FC has my age correctly. But they can't control Live Sample. They can only make sure that Live Sample isn't abusing their partnership. Stick with it and maybe try some Human Intelligence Tasks. That is a good way to get money and you can pick the tasks you want to work on. If you get frustrated with the surveys (this was happening to one of my new referrals too), just take a break from them and head to a different area on the site. =) I hope you stay and take advantage of this opportunity. It really is worth the effort.