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I Am Older Than I Look

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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'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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    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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    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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    I Needed To Write This

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    Hi guys I'm new in this group ,but I've been struggling most of my life because of my maturity . And what do I exactly mean?? Well I'm 15 years old mostly mistaken for 19-20 years...
    singingthestoryofmylife singingthestoryofmylife 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    I hate that . My sister is 8years older than me and they will card her before they card me
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    Is it absurd to date a guy that is 20 years older than yourself?
    LouisaVenter LouisaVenter 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    It's kinda annoying, sometimes when I'm with my friends of my age I don't laugh or smile because I don't find funny what they say, I would want to know people a little bit more...
    elisasama elisasama 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Personality has so much more value than looks.
    NocheSombra NocheSombra 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 14

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    Am I he only one who despises how ever adult, even younger ones still fresh from the teen, look down on me due to my youth. They think that I'm stupid, immature, unable to tell...
    Quertal Quertal 13-15, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    My favorite teacher (gaming teacher) thought I was senior today. Also, my science teacher didn't even think I was a student. Wow, proves that I look old.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Aug 27

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    My favorite teacher (gaming teacher) thought I was senior today. Also, my science teacher didn't even think I was a student. Wow, proves that I look old.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Aug 27

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    I just turned 21, and recently I decided to grow my beard/goatee out again. Now I went to the local GameStop to pre-order a game, and guy working at the counter didn't even ask for...
    MasterTran MasterTran 18-21, M Sep 1

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    Pretty fair to say, that is.... From quite an early age I grew out of playing with dolls and childhood stuff, preferring to read and watch movies..... Then, from the age of 15 I...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I'll turn 20 in a few months though I feel old. Sometimes I play to video games I used to play when I was younger, look at the realeased date and think :crap it was 11 years ago...
    PaleRaven PaleRaven 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    Everyday I think I'm old...28...and life is so boring with this routine...what happened to me? Where is the joy of life? Sometimes I think if I'm so bored by now what is the point...
    domibe domibe 26-30, F Sep 2

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    Well a long time ago I said yes to going on a date with this guy (I was only going because I wanted to go to Prom. I will admit I was young and shallow.) but he brought his two...
    Skinnylove99 Skinnylove99 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I am NOT growing old gracefully. Things still happen, fun times and good memories, but the morning after, looking in the mirror??? Damn...wth happened?
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    When I been self reflecting on myself. I realise I been told I am born in the wrong era. I don't do parties, Social Networking sites on internet, go to clubs or like a lot of...
    Vinnie01 Vinnie01 31-35, M Sep 15

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    People say I look 19 , I act 18 , but I'm really 14 ..
    Iminlove1 Iminlove1 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    They call me an old soul because of my maturity level being severally higher than a lot of people my age,which also means i hate immaturity :/ i mean sometimes its ok but if its...
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've always been more mature than others my age I was done with barbies at 6 and I was into being a great person a 7 and now I'm into sharing gods word and almost everybody I know...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I cherish the soul of the woman more than her looks due to the fact her sweet persona is more priceless than any hotness can muster.
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I wish I could. We'd all have better relationships if physical appearance wasn't judged on a daily basis. On the other hand, finding a person with the looks and right personality...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Sep 4

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    I'd rather be beautiful on the inside than the outside.. Beauty fades but a kind heart will never fade... Having a loving caring heart is sexxxy AF!!!
    Earthanngel Earthanngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    This is very true, because I'll admit back in highschool, I was that "jerk" football player, stereotypical "jock". However, I've come a long way and have cleaned up my act and am...
    need4speed28 need4speed28 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I have. His Nature and Personality if I have to say in words.. I could use the Whole Oxford, but will never be able to find the right artibutes that suit him. He is 99% close to my...
    BlueMah BlueMah 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    When you're so in love with that person , looks doesn't matter anymore.
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    When you're in love, looks don't matter. It's personality that matters. :)
    Music4Us Music4Us 13-15, F 8 Responses Sep 9

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    In fact I do! I fall inlove with personality over looks everytime! I used to be the guy that would be like "Pics or I don't believe you are what you say you are" but now I just...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm mature yet funny and weird lol I know about all of things when it comes down to the Factz I have a mature boys for my age and most people say things like beautiful gorgeous and...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Sep 4

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    Guess how old I am. Mehhhhh
    forders forders 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 13

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    I've some medical conditions which are not typical for 23 YO to has i don't want to talk about them now but this one is recent and i feel sad :( heel spur! this is won't be good...
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I don't think that an age has a particular feeling but I can relate to feeling stretched out and tired from life experiences.
    InfiniteSunshine InfiniteSunshine 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I'm a ambivert and always have been! I think some ambiverts and most introverts are more prone to this (extroverts are to loud for me and are more immature from my point of view.
    SadLover1456 SadLover1456 13-15, F Sep 15

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    Totally. And I hate it when people judge you by your age and "you can't understand this or that bcause you are that young"
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 15

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    People think I'm 21 and I'm only 15 and I act like I'm 18 people
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Sep 15

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    I'm really mature for being only 15 . I have common sense , respect , sympathy for others .