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I Don't Look My Age

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    Looking Young

    Most people don't believe that I'm in my late 30s. But in the last 4 years my life has made a 180 degree turn and I am an entirely different person than I used to be. Before I never dressed up, seldom wore makeup, and basically did nothing to make myself look good. But several...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    I am in my 30's, but people always ask me what

    year I am studying in university... that was at least 10 years ago! -_-
    StephanieDolphin StephanieDolphin 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I was told a coworker

    that I look 18, when I am 22.
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 4

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    HeyyMrsCarter HeyyMrsCarter 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 22

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    People think I'm 20 sometimes.

    I start talking to them and they ask me how old I am and I tell them and apparently they think I'm several years older than I actually am. It's almost annoying.
    RunYouCleverBoyAndRememberMe RunYouCleverBoyAndRememberMe 13-15, F Dec 3, 2013

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    I guess I look like I'm 14?

    Or at least that's the general consensus...which is weird because in person people usually think I'm older than I actually am....hahaha
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    People always say I look 17

    or 18. But sometimes I still get asked if I'm in middle school.
    hbendel hbendel 16-17, F 3 Responses May 19

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    I'm young for my 9th grade class

    but some people say I look like a junior.
    nfernandez23 nfernandez23 13-15, M Nov 16

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    I'm only 16 and these people think

    that I'm an adult pretending to be a teen. Man, these dumba$$es don't realize that it's puberty. I know that I look older than my age because of my facial hair, but damn, why being judgmental about it? It's not a big deal...
    YoungSwagTheRapper YoungSwagTheRapper 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 22

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    I look alot younger than i actually am

    and people would think hey, thats a good thing. But i am 18 and i look like a sophomore in high school. I'm short and i look like i haven't grown into my face. I have huge eyes and a round face, and it makes me look alot younger than i actually am. When i go to buy Cigarettes...
    battlefighter battlefighter 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Blessing Or A Curse?

    From the age of 16 to 19 I use to ride the bus for half fare (child's ticket) into town but still manage to enter the clubs without being I.D'd. The first time I was asked to prove my age was on my 19th birthday. The drinking age in the UK is 18. I gave the bouncer my driving...
    Bleed Bleed 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Too Young.

    Its actually quite funny. Untill not to long ago I still had to show my ID at bars and so on, im into my 30ts now, and when younger I always wanted to look like the guys my age. Thats when I was like 18 up to about 28. Cause I felt that I was beiing treated a little different, as...
    Gaspar1111 Gaspar1111 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    I have terrible baby face.

    If it werent for my height people would probably think i was 12 or 11
    Marshey Marshey 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 8

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    Young Outside, Old Inside

    I've always looked younger than I'm suppose to be, many times my age is mistaken, I easily won the age guessing games at theme parks, and I always get carded. The one thing that drives me crazy the most with my appearance is that I get treated like a child, and people think they...
    TwoStep2RedHeads TwoStep2RedHeads 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    People say that I look 21!

    !! I'm like what the hell I'm 18 for crying out load!! Get it right people
    guitarfreak67 guitarfreak67 18-21, M Feb 2

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    Family Couldn't Tell

    I went to Michigan and one of my mom's cousins had talked to me earlier in the day, before she talked to my mom.  Apparently, she went back downstairs, talked to my mom and found out I had just graduated college.  She later came up to me and said, "Oh my God, I...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    Younger Men Always Hit On Me

    i am going to be 55 on may/5.when i tell people im 54 they ddon't believe it.i am single and when i go out,i always get younger men hitting on me.it's a nice compliment but never works out lol. it has to be in the gene's bcus i really don't have a daily regiment of any kind.
    gypsylu gypsylu 56-60, F Mar 14, 2013

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    Usually this would be considered a good thing,

    since youth is much sought after. But when a woman gets treated like a child or teenager everywhere she goes, on account of looking young, it's a bit of a problem. Yesterday I went into a drugstore and asked one of the cosmetics staff about how to look older. She said she...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I look older than then 17.

    When i put my picture here, people think i'm fake and i'm lying that i'm 17. They think i'm an old perv looking for sex. So they block me whenever i message anyone. But it's the way God created me, no one can change it.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Sep 22

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    For as long as I can remember,

    I really struggle with being my age. Not that I don't act my age but I don't look it. My circle of friends's ages ranges from 21 the youngest to 30 the oldest. I can't communicate with anyone my age or older. Most of the time I keep to myself and be a mentoring figure with my...
    ursula5376 ursula5376 36-40, F 4 Responses May 14

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    People Never Guess My Age

    I'm 27 but most people when they meet me for the first time assume I'm much younger. Most commonly I get told that I look between 21 and 23. I have excellent skin and a young looking face. My parents both look at least 10 years younger than they actually are, must be the European...
    missjjdn missjjdn 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 26, 2010

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    I'll be 21 in the next couple day.

    If I've just shaved people often think Im around 17. Its a familial problem I'll be happy for in the futurecc
    Bscott34 Bscott34 18-21, M Feb 27

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    I'm seventeen, soon to be eighteen.

    People tell me that I look like I'm thirteen or fourteen in terms of the face and body. I don't know. What do you guys think?
    sammisanin sammisanin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    People usually think I'm more

    than 10 yeas younger than I am. Hope that lasts!
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F Nov 14

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    guys. I'm 14!!!!!!!!!

    !!! not 25 or something.
    ashleympressler ashleympressler 13-15, F 5 Responses May 16

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    I'm 15!!! Not 13, in person I'm small

    but stop assuming I'm 13 because my age says 13-15. I'm 15. Bye.
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I'm Always Much Older Or Younger....

    Lol. It's true! I was was told that I looked to be 26 when I was 21...and these were by females. When males looked upon me, I was told that I looked 16. I was also mistaken to be my father's mistress with an illegitimate child (my baby brother) when I was around 13 (this was...
    VainGoddess VainGoddess 22-25, F Oct 15, 2012

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    I seem to look much younger

    than I really am. Most people meeting me for the first time think I'm like 16 or 17. Even a few of my friends have been surprised when I've told them my age. I just turned 23 a couple weeks ago.
    ZeroShadow ZeroShadow 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    Younger Than I Look

    I kind of don't look my age not that I am complaining I just turn 19 a few months ago and people still think I'm either 14 or 15 a few of my friends said I look 12 but I think they're exaggerating a little. I'm glad I don't look my age I kind of don't want to grow up either...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    Younger than you think.

    At my job this week a customer kept asking what grade I was in I kept telling him that I am 20 and in college XD It was kind of hard for him to believe Lol.
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F Nov 14

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    About 10 Years Younger

    I've always looked young for my age plus I keep myself in good shape, exercising and not spending too much time out in the sun.  Through the years anyone guessing my age has been off by up to 10 years .. although there was one time this woman I was talking to at the gym of...
    Morgause Morgause 41-45, F 2 Responses May 3, 2010

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    I'm soon to be 28 and I look a lot younger.

    It makes it hard to get a job when people think I'm young. I even get babied a lot, but sometimes that works out in my favour lol. My thoughts.. Sarcastic yay (as seen in pic)
    justbelieve justbelieve 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 23

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    I actually get told I look younger in most cases

    but I'm okay with that. Someone thought I was married with kids once & that was interesting.
    warrioreo warrioreo 22-25, F Feb 25

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    It feels good to see surprise on the faces of

    those who ask me if I am 16 or 18 - I consider it a blessing to look younger than I really do (it runs in my family, too)!
    DiamondPrincess89 DiamondPrincess89 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Younger

    Everyone says I look young for my age. I just turned 31 less than a month ago, but most people think I'm in my early 20's. I even got mistaken for a 14 year old last month lol. But I definitely do not look 14 at all. I don't know how that happened. I'm glad I don't look my age...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    I'm 14 and in 8th grade

    and I'm really small for my age. When most people meet me they think I'm 10 or 11 and in 5th or 6th grade, and treat me that way...and that makes me act that way too because it's what people expect.
    littlebobby6 littlebobby6 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 30

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    I have people tell me

    that I look like I'm in my early or late 20s. When I tell them my age, they say, "No way. You are joking with me." I ask them, "Would you like to see my driver's license?" Sometimes they want to see it. I'm 37 and Filipino. The funny thing is that when I order an alcoholic...
    kdegala77 kdegala77 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    It's In My Genes

    My mother always looked younger than she actually was. I remember going places with her when I was a teenager and having people mistake her for my sister. They used to say things to my dad like, "Oh, you have your daughter with you today?" He would get so mad! I must...
    emptyheart emptyheart 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 12, 2009

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    I will be 19 in like a month

    and a half and everytime someone discovers I am only 18, they completely over react like "Oh my gosh ! I thought you were atleast 12 or 14" lol it's funny but 12? Come on ! give me a little slack. A 12 year old shouldn't have as many piercings and tattoos as I do. sheesh
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    People have been mistaking me

    for an adult since I was thirteen. It gets awkward sometimes.
    ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I Don't Think I Was Born In 1987

    I am 25 years old but I don't look my age lately I have been thinking that I wasn't born on October 24th 1987 or there is something wrong with my genes or DNA it didn't bother me in the past but now I am starting to second guess everything on my life but turns out that I am not...
    caffinelover13 caffinelover13 22-25 1 Response Nov 28, 2012

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