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I Dont Look My Age

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    Are You Still a Student/did You Just Graduate?

    I've been a nurse for 10 years now. I have my BSN and everything, and am 32 years old. But people still think I'm a student or a new grad! For the first several years it was really frustrating, because every time I'd start working somewhere new I'd have to start proving myself...
    randomramblings randomramblings 31-35, F 2 Responses May 15, 2008

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    Hello I Am 30

    I just turned 30 in July and i still get told all the time that I look so young for my age. I work at Auto Zone and I was changing a person's battery and she said did you learn how to do this kind of things in High school, I said no actually I am 30 and a wife and mother of two...
    steinruckmomoftwo steinruckmomoftwo 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    I have a baby face despite being a teen alr.

    But oh well I get discounted meals!;) cuz every time I visit a food place I get kids meals. HA! It's just that ppl like to tease me sob!:') and I kept getting mistaken to be 12 or 13. Gosh that sucks;(
    Froths Froths 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    Grrrr

    Its not in a good way though......i was asked a couple of months ago at a mcdonalds if i wanted a regular drink or a SENIOR drink!!!! Come on now i'm ONLY 44!!!!!!!!
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    Robertp121 Robertp121 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I'm going to be 33 in a few weeks.

    I'm constantly told I look around 19 to 22 at the most. Always get carded when I order a drink (which is rare these days) or cigarettes, and once had a slightly older woman criticize me for having a child as "babies with babies" and that I should have learned better self control...
    Ticklemesilly5 Ticklemesilly5 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    I'm 18 and people always tell me I look 21.

    I don't like it though :-( ....
    drpepper1990 drpepper1990 18-21, M Dec 27, 2014

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    first of all I'd like the reader to know

    that I'm the product of mixing two cultures, African-Arabian. I am a confident man, please don't mix me with snobby or arrogant person as I try my best to stay as humble as possible. Titles separate people I noticed that there's no such category in our modern world as we...
    NoOoSy NoOoSy 26-30, M Dec 28, 2014

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    Blushes

    I am in my 40s but I am always happy when someone says I look like I'm in my 20s or 30s.I work really hard to take good care of myself.  I exercise regularly and eat healthy food.  I don't drink sodas and love drinking water.I try to live a balanced life with other interests...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 2 Responses May 17, 2012

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    I'd Prefer To Age Like Fine Wine

    I'm nearly thirty, but I am often mistaken for being in my early twenties.  I really do appreciate the comments, and count them as compliments rather than be insulted by it.  When I was in my early twenties, I was always carded and often mistaken for being sixteen or so.  I...
    ForgottenSunshine ForgottenSunshine 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    Im 25 but people say I look 16

    or 18 or 12 -.- I get carded alot and alot of people dont believe me how old i am until I show my ID -_________________________-
    krissymarie02 krissymarie02 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Everyone always thinks I'm around 15 years old

    although I'm 10 years older than that. It used to bother me, but I embrace it now. I know that I'll appreciate it when I get older.
    trulyblessed05 trulyblessed05 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    I got carded at a club & the bouncer wouldn't

    accept my ID because he said it was a fake id 😂 but was able to go in after a lil argument lol A few weeks ago I bought a printer and the guy working Said "now u can make urself some fake Id's 😂" when I asked him how old he thought I was or how old I look like he said I...
    bbcgiah bbcgiah 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    "These Can't Be All Yours?"

    That is the Number one line I get while out with my kids. I will be 32 this year, usually people think Im 18... sometimes younger, when they first see me. Is it because I smile a lot? It's it ODD that a mother of five smiles a lot? What if I do enjoy my kids? Someday my age...
    JynMeyer JynMeyer 31-35, F 2 Responses May 15, 2008

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    I can't tell you how many times I've heard

    that I don't look my age on EP :)
    SexyBoss70 SexyBoss70 41-45, F Jan 8

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    This person I really like is mad at me

    because they think I'm lying about my age. Apparently I don't look 16. They think I'm the liar when all I've done is tell the truth! That ****** me off
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 70+, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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    it's funny cause I'm 14

    and people think I'm like 23 or something
    wolf4825 wolf4825 16-17, M Nov 9, 2014

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    So what is worst people thinking I am my

    mother's sister or my father's wife? Perheps, a mother of four kids? I am 17. And I can buy an alcoholic drink without my ID card [ except that I don't ] And it ain't cool. I mean what would happen if I grow up? Would I like look 500 years old when I am 40? Uhhh... I envy all...
    1hatemy5elf 1hatemy5elf 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm 18 . I wish I looked my age

    but I don't. It annoys me when people ask my age then don't believe me when I tell them. I don't lie.
    crimsonrosebud crimsonrosebud 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I'm 6'1 tall have a big physic I mean wide

    hips, big breasts and a big booty. At 1st I hated the way I looked but now I've grown to love myself and my skin. I know I'm not size 16 or slim but I'm a beautiful young black, matured woman and by Mature I mean mentally and physically. So ladies lets love our selves no matter...
    NamzyZizi NamzyZizi 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    People who don't know me always assume I'm

    under 18 . My first day at work my coworker could have sworn I was 15 . The look on his face when I told him that I was 20 was priceless :) Im pretty sure people always think this wherever I go because even in my college courses other students thought I was still in high...
    21anchors 21anchors 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2014

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    No, Not At School Anymore, Thank You For Asking...

    I'm 25 and my most recent woopsies was a man trying to hook me up with his 14 year old son thinking I was not much older, and one man asking me what school I go to. I get asked all the the time if I am at university (yes I was 5 years ago), usually I take it as a compliment but...
    infinitesearch infinitesearch 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 4, 2011

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    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    I'm here thinking I look older

    and then people always tell me I look really young
    FlyMeToTheMoon708 FlyMeToTheMoon708 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2014

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    I am turning 18 in 7 months.

    I've been told I look 14/15 with and without makeup on. But when I get all dressed up apparently I look 20/22
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F Nov 9, 2014

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    allymacc allymacc 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2014

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    I'm 21, peoole always think I'm 14-17,

    its so annoying.. I need some facial hair.
    HesHandsome HesHandsome 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I Dont Mind

    i dont mind when people think im still in high school im all most 30 good clean living and great genes my mom is 60 and she looks 40 very smooth face and still a stunner,so its cool i come from a long line of young looking old people...lol
    amie26 amie26 31-35, F Apr 20, 2013

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    21 And I Look 12.... Not Cool

    People mistake me for being 12-15 years old when actually I'm 21. I was born April 29th, 1991. Sometimes i enjoy looking young but it gets old so i modify myself with tattoos and piercings so I look older...
    Shaunagloden Shaunagloden 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2012

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    ppl look at me and they dont see a healthy 21yr

    old, they see a bent and rough looking man. from the bad knee to the bad back and tons of physical conditions i look aged beyond my years
    cbeans cbeans 22-25 Jul 1, 2014

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    I look 15 but I am 22 xD people laugh at it

    but many years from now I will be the 40 year old looking like in her twenties. So...laugh ahead ^^
    rukesh3 rukesh3 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    I still get carded when I go to bars,

    I have 18 year olds hitting on me, but it is funny to see the look on there face when I tell them "you do know I am old enough to be your mother". I will be 37 in January.
    blueeyeddevil18 blueeyeddevil18 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    They love guessing just how old I am.

    One said 14, another said 11. Like, just how hard is it to guess my age...?!
    littleowlet littleowlet 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I don't look my age because I'm 6'3

    and well almost have a full beard when I'm only 16??? I always get told "Wow your young, are you sure your that young?" Sometimes it just ****** me off when I get asked this because how would I not know my own age? It's simple, I'm me and I know who I'm am so don't judge me for...
    baconnater3000 baconnater3000 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Ive always been told i look 5

    or 6 years younger than i really am. Which is ok i guess until people start treating me like im stupid...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I'm 18 and a senior in high school.

    About a week or so ago someone asked me if I was an 8th grader...gets a little annoying. In the future it'll be good but right now not so much.
    Kayleer18 Kayleer18 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    im 20 but people thinks I'm at 13 cause I'm

    physically small. but I appreciate those who will treat me as their younger brother even though I'm older than themml.
    strauss07 strauss07 18-21, M Dec 27, 2014

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    So I interned at a pediatrics office last

    summer. My third day this one nurse saw me get out of my car and was like "Your parents let you drive?! That's really not safe" I looked at her weird and was like, "I've had my license for a few months now" She then asked me how old I am, apparently she thought I was 12, just...
    redhouse97 redhouse97 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    Almost 16 But have gotten away with sooooo much

    because apparently I look at least 18.. I'm not going to complain!
    fizzyizzi fizzyizzi 13-15, F Dec 26, 2014

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    I'm sixteen and I look like I'm 12 considering

    my height. I stand at 4'10 and weigh 110 lbs, I have the body of an 18 year old but the height of a tall midget. Everywhere I go people automatically assume I am extremely young and tell me that I shouldn't be wearing so much makeup, (I wear a small amount of eyeliner, mascara...
    ThatDarnKatz ThatDarnKatz 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2014

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    I Don't Look My Age

    People have thought me to around 40 or 50.  Well I'm 61.  So obviously I don't look my age.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 1 Response Jan 17, 2012

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