One little food for thought: people don't like to be 'old' but most don't mind to be 'older'. ;-)
(Don't try this at home kids) try this experiment:
- Say to someone (you know well) 'You look old, today.' and observe her/his reaction.
Then say to someone else 'Gee, you really look older.' and observe.
You may lose a friend by the first comment but mostly get ignored by the second. (This is a way to learn a language in the real world ;-)