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I Am Older Than I Look

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    My Youthful Looks Get Constant Comments From People

    I'm 45, so I'm old enough to expect people to think I am old, but no one does. I have all of my hair, I am not turning gray, and people mistake me for being 15 to 20 years younger. Ever since I can remember, people have said I looked very young. Just recently at a party, the...
    kilocharlie kilocharlie 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 8, 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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    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 Needed To Write This

    to finish my "getting started"
    kingtobii kingtobii 18-21, M 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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    Related Experiences

    Seeing as my profile decides to list my age as 13-15, I would just like to take a moment to clear the air. I am in fact 15 years old! Frequently I’m told I appear older than I am...
    alecsgirl18 alecsgirl18 13-15, F Jul 4

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    Well, I started highschool, I am much more mature than the rest of the high school. I just keep to myself and focus on the future, I've had an unbelievable past for someone of 15...
    DreamLurker DreamLurker 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Well, this is me. I dont know i just don't fall for physical attributes. Recently i was very different, i liked seeing guys who are much older than me. I like role playing, I...
    iamnotshy iamnotshy 22-25 16 hrs ago

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    I think the eldest I would go with would be 45... I've always gone for older than myself.
    BoundlessThoughts BoundlessThoughts 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 29

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    I am a social anxious, extremely shy guy... I met a girl on a mental illness forum (First girl I ever talked to)... She is 5 years older than me... we talked (through private...
    awkwardguy23 awkwardguy23 18-21, M Jul 12

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    My dads 65th birthday is today. My oldest brother is actually 42...they are the reason why I feel older than I am
    kaps105 kaps105 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    If your looking for looks it'll get you nowhere. Because love sides with personality than looks.
    XxTheHighsxX XxTheHighsxX 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I'm 15. I get told I look anywhere from 18-21 years old. Only older teen guys notice me / hit on me💩 they just wanna **** anyways 😅
    loladdicted loladdicted 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I hear that a lot, I'm only 16, aka a minor. So if you way older men could leave me alone thanks 👌
    BeccaK1 BeccaK1 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I've always noticed that I tend to blend in more with older people. Not like 30 years older, but like a good few years older. Partially because I'm just in general an intelligent...
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I'm 14 but I've been told so many times that I look 16-17... •_•
    JuliaAnderson JuliaAnderson 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    How old do I look to you? To be honest I'm 16...
    doubletimeit doubletimeit 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    I think they're just awesome to be around because they know more people than I do, and they know a lot more things than I do!
    melanieOG melanieOG 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Looks mean absolutely nothing to me. Alot of people automatically assume that I'm the kind of girl that judges people based solely on their looks, but I couldn't be further than...
    RebeccaLouise224 RebeccaLouise224 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Oh yeah,big time.Looks do play a part,but when you add an extraordinary personality to a face,he/she becomes more than what the eye can see.As for the girls who are looking for...
    McKnight94 McKnight94 18-21, M Jul 12

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    Honestly, I would fall for someone for their personality before even considering their looks. Personally, I have liked people because of who they arenas what they stand for, rather...
    mandarin125 mandarin125 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Honestly I am the type of guy who would look at a girl and judge her within the first second, normally i go on looks like most guys i know but looks aren't everything. Girls take...
    DatRandomGinger DatRandomGinger 16-17, M Jul 12

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    I'm one of those girls who goes for the personality first but u have to admit, when u see a really hot guy you aren't the slightest bit attracted? Id rather date someone with a...
    welluhm5678 welluhm5678 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't care about what you look like. In my opinion, nobody should judge people because of the way they look. I think that's one of the worse things that any human can do. Do we...
    ChaoticCaroline ChaoticCaroline 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Why? Because, looks aren't everything. A person might be lovely to look at if they're beautiful or sexy, but that doesn't mean that person is kind or sweet. Same goes if you're not...
    xoxoMeowliciousxoxo xoxoMeowliciousxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    You will come across many men in your life and you will be tempted to fall in love. Don’t be lured into giving your heart to a man just because he is handsome, popular and good...
    joyevaa joyevaa 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Looks can change, someone's personality not so much. Good looks can get you though a few nights a good personality will get you though a few years.
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    Usually I look at guys and if you're ugly I won't even think about dating you. You will automatically be my friend. But sometimes the more I get to know the guy I start to like him...
    avagrace03 avagrace03 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Looks fade with age. But personalities have a longer shelf life.
    MattsShadow MattsShadow 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I'm being completely honest here - to consider someone as a romantic interest I want to think they are the least bit cute. But in the end, when I fall in love with someone, it's...
    jasenamigala jasenamigala 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I do too but I don't want some crazy looking mofo I found in some back alley tho.
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    After all, looks fade with time, no matter how much they nip tuck and suck away, but personality, is forever.
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Yeah me too there is a story my mum always tell me there is two women one of them is so pretty but her personality not and the other is not looking good but her personality is soo...
    sunnynight15 sunnynight15 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Possibly. Fast food workers keep me guessing. They offer senior discounts. And senior freebies. Me accepts. Because me feels 91. And deserving. Entitlement or...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 4

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    I rely like this filter tbh do u ? And btw I'm 13
    imamascaradeball imamascaradeball 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    But this also makes me feel alone. I wish someone could relate
    wonderstar wonderstar 16-17, F Jun 25

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    Here's for the kids that grew up stealing their parents old albums and falling in love with them!
    raisedbybands raisedbybands 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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