Learn English – I am fine, or I am well, or I am good?


In grade school, eons ago, I was taught to say "I am fine." Today, most people say, "I am good."

Recently, I received scorn for an old man saying, "I am fine," as it was argued that "fine" would apply to a younger person, likely a female.

Where is consensus on this, and what would an acceptable response be?

Best Answer

While "fine" can be used to mean "attractive", it isn't limited to that usage. "I'm fine" is a very standard piece of language as far as I'm aware.