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I Am Older Than I Look

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    Bad Thing Now....great Thing Later....

    I'm nearly 21 and I look like I'm 14.People have often mistaken my mom as my grandmother.....but then again.....someone thought that my dad was her son.....In high school, people must have thought that I probably skipped a few grades because of being super smart or something. The...
    DoctorChurchie DoctorChurchie 22-25, F Jul 25, 2011

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    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I Needed To Write This

    to finish my "getting started"
    kingtobii kingtobii 18-21, M Sep 19, 2012

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    All The Time

    People who don't know me assume, from my baby face & young appearance, that I'm 13. Despite that I'm around 5'5. But when i tell them i'm 16 they look so surprised. I remembered meeting people who worked at my school mistaking me for a Freshman. lol.
    ConcealedChivalrousHeart ConcealedChivalrousHeart 18-21, F Sep 11, 2010

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    Long Time Ago

    W took a 2 week vacation with another couple while still in high school, and we ended up in another state we had found a hotel room and we saw a KFC so we went to get something for dinner and saw a play ground so my wife wanted to go play on the swings and I was pushing her and...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2013

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    Some Say That of Me....

    .... but I'm a bloke, and I don't think looking younger than your years is as important to us. 
    TrueLife TrueLife 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 23, 2007

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    I have always looked at least 10 years younger

    than what I am. It runs in the family. One year my mother walked me to class on the first day of school when I was in middle school, and the teacher told both of us we could have a seat...she thought my mother was a student! I am now 40 years old and working as an actor. I...
    rozangelez rozangelez 41-45, F Jan 15

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    I'm 17 and I Already Ha...

    I'm 17 and I already have wrinkles under my eyes. I always look tired and a bit worn out. Maybe the actual experiences of my life haven't been as bad as some, but Bipolar Disorder makes everyday feel like a Holocaust.
    SomethingHidden SomethingHidden 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2009

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    I Am So Sick Of This

    I am 21 and without my beard I look like am 14 this dose not help with the fact I am only 5'6, the dang thing itches when I sleep but its the trade off I have to make, when I am walking around the university with out it I am constantly asked by students and facility if I am lost...
    Webzone Webzone 18-21, M Jan 8, 2012

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    Apparently I Look 12..

    Im 34 years old and I have an 11 year old son. Just for the record im 5 feet tall and roughly 115 lbs. I went to his jr high school the first day so i could get involved in some parent activities.. I didnt really know the exact directions to the room I was supposed to go to so I...
    poeticprincess2003 poeticprincess2003 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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    Oh You Want I.d....

    I hate it! I'm in my 30s and every damn time I'm out people think I'm 17. It really sucks...and now I'm going to get comments about how I should be grateful. I have my birthdate tattooed on the right side of my stomach, I.D. that. Oh, and also notice the streak of silver in...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    I'm 43 years young this year.

    .. but I don't look it, unless I grow my beard out... or if you look closely at my ear hairs. LOL I feel old, though... can't breathe well, can't move well.. ya know, the typical old people syndrome.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response May 13

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    I Have No Quams!

    I have been asked by friends about how I managed to stay looking so young. I have no idea. It could be that I don't wear make-up, not showing much emotion may have had a hand in it, It could be the way I have been able to manage stress. I have no clue. I know it'll probably no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 3, 2012

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    But I Don't Need to Be Reminded...

    I know people usually think it a compliment, but... When you card me for cigarettes and I give you my license, don't apologize When you find out that I have a 14 year old, don't ask me if I was 12 when I had her - I was young, but not that young - it's insulting When you...
    zacem zacem 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2008

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    I Am Not A Kid!

    I am short and petite. I have been wearing size 1 & 3 pants and extra small/ small shirts for years! People saying I look 12, 15, 16 and like a kid...Omgoodness I am 18 about to turn 19!
    keepdreaming keepdreaming 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20, 2010

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    People that don't know me from school always

    get my age wrong. They guess as young as sixth grade. I am 5"1 and tiny, but I do have features that fit a sixteen year old girl. It is really annoying and just rude that people tell me they thought I was so young. If people knew how it felt they wouldn't say it. I still get...
    variel variel 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Related Experiences

    Every guy I've ever liked has been anywhere from a month to fourteen years older than me. Girls my age are just annoying, and I always hang out with people two-three years older...
    isabellaperry isabellaperry 13-15, F Oct 6

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    I act older than my age. People think its weird but I have friends much older than me because we can't have intelligent conversation and they give me good advice.
    LovelyDeadly LovelyDeadly 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    I met this woman, she is like 10 years older than me, we have a lot in common, but thing is we are from different cultures. My friends keep saying dont go ahead with it , the...
    salva893 salva893 18-21, M Oct 15

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    I'm convinced that I have the soul of a 30 year old. I'm very cool and collected. And although I'm reserved, I have sincere thoughts. Thoughts that is suppose to be only thought by...
    joyjuzenally joyjuzenally 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    How old do I look? I've been mistaken from ages 11-20. I want to know how old do you think I look?
    kittykattt6918 kittykattt6918 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm 17 years old and my boyfriend is 28 years old. We haven't been dating for long and we meet online but I can't express the feelings I have for him. I never thought I would be...
    nigerianigbo nigerianigbo 16-17 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I get a long with friends older then me people my age start nothing cause all I do get in fight they called my dead mother names but older crowed accepts me.
    Athena96 Athena96 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    He may be older but he's amazing even though we have our flaws :)
    sammipudd sammipudd 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I'm really mature for my age. That's why I only hangout with way older people because people my age are hella immature and annoying.
    TaylorRenee14 TaylorRenee14 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Not gonna lie, looks can be important too. But people who take one look at someone and say "they are ugly, why would anyone date them?" are stupid. I would rather date an ugly guy...
    iiCHARLIii iiCHARLIii 13-15, F Oct 16

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    true it is that personality last long than the physical appearance but as for now a days people are giving much important of how a person look.. And it's just; personality is the...
    myleslus myleslus 22-25, F Sep 26

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    I have met too many people who have beautiful faces and repulsive personalities. I cannot describe how much it detracts from their physical beauty. No one's pretty face can save...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 29

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    And I have lol I'm going to be honest my bf is not the hottest but he's pretty hot but he's hot a great personality and that's why I love him I could really care less about his...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    Basically, if you have the intelligence and laid back personality then that seals the deal. I don't care if you're purple or male or female, whatever. I look at someone's...
    cheyenne0 cheyenne0 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    people always say beauty, beauty, beauty...but i believe a persons personality is far more important. My partner is a wonder person, beautiful personality and I love her to bits...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    Personality>looks anyway. Looks are simply a bonus feature :) your personality defines how attracted you are to the person. It sets the groundwork for success or failure.
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M Oct 12

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    About three years ago I met someone who changed my life. She was funny,smart and the most wonderful person to be around. We talked through the summer and started getting close. I...
    GingerInTheForest GingerInTheForest 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    What's the use of beauty? It just makes us forget what really matters. I don't care what you look like, I just care what you think, how you act and how you love. That's all that...
    peonys peonys 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I see so many girls who are simply not attractive by many guys like for example a Hispanic customer at work has either one a disease that makes her face look like she has millions...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    That's the beauty of online friends, things like looks and age, it just doesn't matter, it's what lives inside their souls that I fall in love with. That is a pure love, and pure...
    SRayne SRayne 41-45 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Technically, it's absolutely impossible to fall in love with someone's looks, anyway. You'd have to take the former or none at all. To be frank about things, I'd rather not fall in...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M a week ago

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    Actually, I'm awfully superficial, I like really good looking men. But, but...... wait for it, I want a man with the same personality as Ace Ventura! Yes! He's hilarious. Okay, so...
    OlicityForever OlicityForever 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am a 50 year old trapped in a 17 year old body, it's quite interesting actually. I don't wear skinny-jeans, I don't know how to twerk, I couldn't care less about Tumblr or...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    Because apparently debating the validity of Freudian psychology is not a hot topic in highschool.
    Cwitmer19 Cwitmer19 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm attracted to guys who are cute and have nice bods, but it's their personality that makes me want to be with him.
    jerseyjade jerseyjade 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    so let me fall in love with your character and soul not with your physical attributes for they'll fade in time.
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I fell for his avatar. Is it possible to be attracted to one's EP profile picture? I adore how he changes the eye color of his avatar. Can you fall in love with a faceless person...
    flowertattoo4u flowertattoo4u 51-55, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I get crushes on ep so easily because of this. Normally temporarily but the problem with that is a lot of people on ep are pretty mean. I met this one guy and we were writing...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've always been super into older guys, I'm 18 and I like guys 23-25, so not way older than me but old enough. I always get told I look younger than I am so older guys I hang out...
    gracejay gracejay 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    I've been seeing this man for about 2 months now. We have been getting together at least twice a week ever since. We always have a great time together and have all similar...
    NJK560 NJK560 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 12

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    In hindsight, I could have done many things differently. In reality this is what became of my life... I was born in the 70's and am a middle child. I have an older brother and...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    In hindsight, I could have done many things differently. In reality this is what became of my life... I was born in the 70's and am a middle child. I have an older brother and...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I often get asked about my older brother...... Meanwhile I am 5 years older than him. Dunno if thats a reflection on me or him?
    csouls csouls 31-35, M Oct 9