I Am Told I Don't Look My Age

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    Arinae Arinae
    16-17, F
    Mar 24

    i am always told i dont look my age.

    i am twenty and have license of car. people think i am sixteen and i am too young to drive :D
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Nov 15, 2015

    When I went to England everyone thought I was

    like 20, when I'd just turned 15 lol
    hannibal333 hannibal333
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 18

    People are in shock that I'm in my 30's.

    They repeatedly tell me they think I'm 24-25
    nurseling nurseling
    31-35, F
    31 Responses Feb 4, 2015

    Yep, I'm 37 but people often guess mid twenties.

    I swear it must be down to taking vitamins every day!
    HonestAndHopeful HonestAndHopeful
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jan 17

    I'm 24 and people mistake me

    for 15/16 - its really frustrating sometimes & then someone always goes "well, when you get old you'll still look young"
    Dawnn1e Dawnn1e
    22-25, F
    13 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    Some people honestly think I'm around 15-18

    years old. It sometimes becomes a bit of a problem when I go out with friends to get a few drinks. But over all. . I don't mind it.
    Marie107 Marie107
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 22

    I've been 18 for a few months

    and I'm 5'2 so its wild because the 9th grades think I'm one of them and they lose it when I tell them I'm graduating in a few months
    StrangeMusings StrangeMusings
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 20

    Everyone needs compassion,

    a love that's never failing, let mercy fall on us. Everyone needs forgiveness, the kindness of a Savior, the Hope of nations. Savior, He can move the mountains My God is mighty to save. He is mighty to save. Forever, author of Salvation He rose and conquered the grave. Jesus...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    18-21, M
    Apr 3

    Don't judge just on the one profile picture I

    have. I'm 19, and without makeup I can pass as 13. With makeup it's usually 14-16. I get called "sweetie" a lot by older women in public, they help me with things as if I'm a child, it's funny really. One time when a waitress was giving me my plate she says "careful honey, it's...
    SwedishDoll SwedishDoll
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Mar 4

    Im told I look younger .

    ..think they need an eye test .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    For with God nothing will be impossible (Luke

    1:37). There yet is hope for you in Christ. Whatever your problem may be, and however seemingly grave the situation miay be, it is nothing to the Age of Ages. There yet is hope for you in Christ. All other things are void of actual help. Some may help in soothing the problem...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    18-21, M
    Apr 3

    As I pass the visting high schoolers/middle

    schoolers I can feel them judging me because of my appearance. With my height and my face I could easily be mistaken for one of them :/
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 28

    If you call to Him, He will answer you If you

    run to Him, He will run to you If you lift your hands, He will lift you up Draw near to Him, He is here for you Give Him your love, He's in love with you He will heal your heart, He will cleanse your hands If you rend your heart, He will heal your land. Come now praise His name...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    18-21, M
    Mar 31

    i'm 20 and people think

    that i'm 16 :( i hate that i want ti be like all girls on my age
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 17

    Was really flattered today to pick up my 8 & 9

    yr olds when I heard the teacher say "Your sister's here to collect you" I'm 28... 😀😀😀
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015

    I used to love being 14,

    and looking older. Now, I'm 50 and people think I'm in my 30s. I love it!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    A 45 year old man approached me

    and said I'd be perfect for his 20 yo son. I told him if his son was as good looking as him I'd be honoured, he smiled shyly and said 'if only you were as old as me.' When I told him how old I was, he blushed. I wonder if he was thinking what I was? What would you think?
    MrsStrangeLust MrsStrangeLust
    41-45, F
    10 Responses Nov 14, 2015

    When life is rough, pray.

    -----:------:------:----- Pray, when life is great.
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    18-21, M
    Apr 1

    I'm 22, but people always tell me

    that I look 16. It scares bartenders a ton and I believe that's why I don't get hit on by older guys.
    BlueSugar930 BlueSugar930
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Nov 27, 2015

    I'm 16 and I've been told I look almost 20.

    I don't know if that's a complement or an insult.
    FrostDog FrostDog
    16-17, M
    Feb 21
    Valeriiee Valeriiee
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Feb 21

    There was this one time I was carded

    for having a credit card. I was told I looked too young to be using one, it was weird
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 18

    I still get carded buying rated R movies,

    as well as alcoholic drinks. I really do appreciate looking younger than I am, but it also sucks when people you don't know don't take you seriously because they assume you're still only a teenager.
    PassionEarth9 PassionEarth9
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 14

    they used to tell me this

    when I still had hair,but since I cut it off,it's even worse. went shopping yesterday and people were looking at me with questions on their faces. guards and shop attendants asked me where my parents were,other shop attendants told me to go home and ask 'mummy and daddy' to come...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    Without makeup, I can pass

    as 12.... With makeup still, the highest I've gotten guessed was 17 but it's usually 13-15. I'm 19 lol.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    15 Responses Jan 24

    people say I look and pass

    as a 13-17 year old. I'm 19 god dam it!!
    kittylulu13 kittylulu13
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Sep 6, 2015
    Sammie099 Sammie099
    16-17, F
    8 Responses Feb 16, 2015

    I'm 13 but I have been told

    that I look 15-18
    gooddragoon gooddragoon
    13-15, M
    1 Response Feb 21

    oh my gosh and it has only gotten worse XD I am

    19 and people swear I am 14 or 13 I know I'm short but gosh darn! XD I constantly have to correct people when I'm at work, "yes I am old enough to sell you alcohol". "yes I am old enough to sell you cigarrettes". it's so ridiculous XD I feel like a little kid. "me big girl not...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 17

    ive been told I look 10-12 on multiple

    occasions cause I'm 4'10 with a baby face not the best combination I know
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015

    I'll be 25 soon and everyone thinks I'm about

    16...this older guy I was walking past the other day was like "if you were two years older beautiful"
    Dawnn1e Dawnn1e
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 20

    I am 25 and i am always told i look younger

    like 16 or even 14 ,i know that looking younger maybe can be good for older people but for me it still sucks !
    QueenofRain QueenofRain
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Feb 21

    almost always. i think ive had everything from

    16 to 23 over the last year lol its the ones who say think im still a teenager that make me laugh. But whenever someone talks to me they know straight away im mature. o
    Sbabyface Sbabyface
    26-30, F
    Jan 24

    I always get I look 16 17 18 19

    or 20 and no one ever believes mi when I tell them mi real age which is 29 and I'm going to stay 29 FOREVER lol I'll be 30 on October 31st
    MississippiGal MississippiGal
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 15, 2015

    People are often surprised

    when I share my age...I've been told I look 10years younger than I am. The thing is I stay active to keep myself young. my body is young, but my heart feels the pain that comes with the experience of aging.
    fitmom808 fitmom808
    46-50, F
    6 Responses May 15, 2015

    I'm over 35, and people tell me all the time

    that I look younger than my age. I know that it's supposed to be a compliment, however, I often feel incredibly offended. I always smile, and say thank you, but in my mind, I'm thinking: What's wrong with looking my own age? What is wrong with aging?! Why are we soo...
    Bleuzi Bleuzi
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jun 17, 2015

    I'm 16 and I look way older

    than my age. I think it's the fact that I'm tall and have a mature body....A lot of adults tell me how I articulate whatever I'm saying a lot better than someone my age so I think that also has something to do with it. A friend of mine said that before she knew me she thought I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    10 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    (I refer this to Christians going through

    TRIALS or/and TEMPTATIONS, lest a fellow wishes to wrongly counter the write-up) Dear Christians and whomever this may concern, God doesn't give us what we can handle but helps us handle what we are given, because, just as impure gold is passed through fire and made pure, we...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    18-21, M
    Apr 10

    For those of you who have lost your desire to

    pray, to sing,I'm asking God to put that melody back in your hearts tonight; cause you to lift your voice, even though you don't understand. Your Father in Heaven loves you, do not forsake Him...do not forget the benefits of the Lord. God bless you.
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    18-21, M
    Apr 1

    people tend to guess I'm 15 years younger

    than my actual age. black white old young blue orange Chinese whatever are flabbergasted when they see my ID or I lie by (5 years or so) they're so disappointed and shocked I'm thinking to get a fake id that says I'm 15 years younger than I actually am just so I'm not hurt that...
    DigitalForensicsFox DigitalForensicsFox
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 26

    I'm 17. Most people think I look 16+.

    Most of my life I've looked about 2 years older than my age. Most people say I look around 18. Others say about 20ish, occasionally I've got the odd 30. It's about 18/19/20 though but I do rarely get 16/17.
    xcheyennexsmithx xcheyennexsmithx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 18

    I am not sure how tall I will get can any one

    have a guess I'm 6 ft at 15
    edbrownrugby edbrownrugby
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Feb 1

    I am told I look 13-15

    and I will be 17 on December 3rd...
    lexisnicolew lexisnicolew
    16-17, F
    17 Responses Nov 15, 2015

    Freshman year I looked like a freshman.

    Sophomore year I looked like freshman. Junior year and I was told I look like freshman. A girl just now asked if I was a freshman or sophomore and said I look like a sophomore when I said junior. I told her I get that. What am I doing wrong??!
    justthat1girl99 justthat1girl99
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2015

    I am 35, today I tried to purchase something

    and I was asked for Id, I calmly told that I was 35 years old and showed her an id with a picture. The cashier told me that she could not accept my id and she was not calling me a liar, but did not believe me!!!!! she proceeded to call for management with a smirk, whilst I...
    Indigololly Indigololly
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jun 18, 2015
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    18-21, M
    Apr 14

    They think I'm 17 or sometimes younger haha :P

    when in fact I'm already 23 lol
    sexyinglasses sexyinglasses
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 18

    I told someone I was 18

    and they didn't believe me. I think it's cause I have big eyes and round cheeks
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 22
    MrsStrangeLust MrsStrangeLust
    41-45, F
    13 Responses Nov 14, 2015

    Cashiers are always very surprised

    when they ask for my ID and see that I've been legally allowed to buy liquor for the past 8 years.. haha
    jaynielu jaynielu
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 18

    im 24 but some people think im 18 I guess I

    still have a baby face lol
    aaronpayne aaronpayne
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Feb 21

    I've had people think I'm thirteen

    and other people think I was twenty. it's weird!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 4

    I was having breakfast with friend I have not

    seen in months: Friend: Tell me, are you dating anyone right now? Me: I am hoping to. I just signed up for online dating. Friend: Do you have a good profile pic? Me: Ahh...Well, my sis took the pic. Friend: Well, I'm sure you'll get some hits soon. You look so young. Oh my gosh...
    tellit2myheart tellit2myheart
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Oct 23, 2015
    neighborgirl neighborgirl
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2015
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