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I Am Older Than I Look

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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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    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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    Yes I am 32 but people think I am no old then

    20. Sometimes I wonder if they need glasses. I get carded all the time. I was stopped by a cop I handed him my licenses I cold tell he was surprised by my age. The best was I had to pick my niece from her school they would not let her go because they thought I was her sister and...
    Kamryn83 Kamryn83 31-35, M Jul 10

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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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    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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    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 Needed To Write This

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

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    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, F Jan 4, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    i am love with someone that understand me. and we know each other for 3 years. and i am in love with that person. i often dream a kiss him/her on his/her chick or hug her/him. i am...
    mlplights mlplights 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I have dinner with my parents are their friends' families. Their friends have children and most of them is younger than me, but one of them is a bit older than me. After...
    Acrylic19 Acrylic19 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    young ladies. how would you react if an older man ask for your number? I'm in my 40s and the cashier is in her teens. she looks like Salena Gomez
    quoc777 quoc777 41-45, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    My nickname by most since I was 12 has been Papa. I used to tell kids my age "get off my lawn" and stayed in a robe....meh, I didn't like noise.
    dmc313 dmc313 26-30, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I love older men. They are straight forward and just really nice people to be around. My first was older than me and now that I'm 20 I try to only meet guys in their late twenties...
    Blair12 Blair12 16-17, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    It was the closest thing to a serious relationship that I had, even though we were only together for a few months. I still really miss him and I think about him even though he's...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Sad to say I will be double that number in October....
    mrawesome08755 mrawesome08755 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You have been my brothers best friend for years but you have always done what I told you no matter what you were doing with him. So when I move out and text you to come over in the...
    PrincessAubree PrincessAubree 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Personality over looks.. It's ironic how we convince ourselves that we love someone for personality and looks is a bonus and in some cases that is very much true but sometimes if...
    Anonymouslovelife Anonymouslovelife 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    unfortunately, yes I am.... how did that happen?
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have two older brothers, nine and ten years older than me. I some times feel as if I am the oldest of the second family, because it was as if our family was divided. I have a...
    Garison Garison 56-60, F 5 days ago

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    I'm constantly being told how mature I am I mean I'm 15 (I know my profile she is wrong) but I'm not sure if I like it or not I kind of wish I embraced being a child more.
    bubblegumelectraheartt bubblegumelectraheartt 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    People say that I'm a 50 year old in a 18 year olds body because I dislike drinking, smoking and drugs. That's kinda sad really. c':
    Sketch97 Sketch97 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    once you go old you're sure to explode because an experienced older man will take his time to please you in more ways than just one...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    "Girl, just give me 5 minutes and I'll make that hair even curlier." < that was a pick up line I guy used on me when I was at the mall earlier today and he thought I was at...
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 16-17, F a week ago

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    People keep thinking I'm like 4 years older. It's the weirdest thing. I know I'm more mature for my age (depending on who I'm around) but still.
    SeanDR SeanDR 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I think my short tour in the military is why. Kind of forced to grow up faster for obvious reasons then the normal everyday person. I am glad I am out and moving on, but it was a...
    JadedLass JadedLass 22-25, F a week ago

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    I am 18 and I like men older than me. I wouldn't go younger than 21, and draw the line at maybe 70, I like success and formality, a dominant perhaps "daddy figure" But with a women...
    hollymayt hollymayt 18-21, F 15 Responses Aug 26

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    These days I have met some fresh grad or younger people in business settings... I suddenly realized I m so much older now. I used to be the youngest among everyone. I feel a little...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I remember in the fifth grade, I always acted like I was a grown man or somthing. Yes, I was intelligent, yes, I was wise, but I still ended up looking like an idiot when I was...
    FoxonJr FoxonJr 70+, T Aug 25

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    I'm 32 but ppl think I'm like 25-26 and they're surprised that I even have a young soul. I work in a big building and everytime my colleagues who looks much older than me but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 25

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    So I've been talking to this one guy on the phone for awhile and our conversations are awesome. His personality alone, I can't even begin to put it in words. Ok, yes I can. He's...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    A lot of my friends are a little younger than me, usually just by a month or two, and they'll all extremely rowdy and crazy. I try to keep them contained, make sure everyone has...
    waywardgirl98 waywardgirl98 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    All my friends are a year or two years older than me
    bluelman bluelman 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I also look older than 29.
    DC313 DC313 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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