Be advised and conduct yourself accordingly. I'm a grown woman; I qualified for the senior discount years ago. The last of my real uncles passed away a few years back and I am not in the market for any new ones.
And don't presume you know more about the business of writing than someone who has written as a hobby-with-aspirations since along about 1972. I have socks that know more about the duller-but-funner* side of writing than most people. If I feel the need of advice from an actual working writer, all I have to do is spin my chair around and ask the person who buys most of the groceries here with checks from editors.
* Because checks.
4 months ago