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I Don't Look My Age

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    I Look Too Young

    I am almost 34 and everyone thinks that I am a teenager. It doesn't help that I am soft spoken and small-chested. I get raised eyebrows and snide remarks whenever I am out and about with my kids. I can almost read the disapproval on people's faces and know they think I am not old...
    Purplecandy Purplecandy 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    It's Weird...

    I'm 37 but a lot of people think I'm still in HS or college. Since I'm adopted, I have no idea if it runs in the family.
    Julietta821 Julietta821 36-40 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    Moisturize

    I just turned 40 July 8. Unlike most women I have not been depressed about it. I think a big factor in it is I do not look my age. Most people think I am at least 5 yrs younger, but up to 12 yrs younger---I think maybe that person forgot their glasses. I have 4 kids, and my...
    strawberry1969 strawberry1969 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2009

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    Look As Old As I Feel Sometimes

    ...I have been told I am more mature and wiser than my older siblings... ...I am 29 still later this year I will turn 30... I guess it is kinda old, I don't know... I always get to hear that I look older than my eldest brother sometimes I feel like the oldest brother, but I get...
    HTH83 HTH83 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 8, 2013

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    Not Taken Seriously As A Professional And Not Able To Make Friends Like Myself

    I will be 30 very soon and no one ever guesses my age correctly. People do double takes and apparently feel like they have to mention that I don't "look my age". Everyone seems to guess that I am between 19-22 years old. This may be flattering if it lasts until I am into my 40's...
    AG2011 AG2011 26-30 2 Responses Sep 11, 2010

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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 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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    I get told this all the time.

    Really, I am not sure, but heck I'll take any compliment I can get. ;)
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 4 Responses May 16

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    Not Sure What Age I Look Like

    My sister told me that I don't have an age lol. xDShe says my eyes (which seem to reflect the wisdom I have learned in life) with my glasses on, makes me look a bit older than I am...But then when I smile, it just lights up my whole face making me look 14 or 15 or something. When...
    RemnantAngel RemnantAngel 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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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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    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...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8

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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 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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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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    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 4 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    People have been mistaking me

    for an adult since I was thirteen. It gets awkward sometimes.
    ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30

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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.
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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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?
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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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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    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...
    EmotionalPrincess EmotionalPrincess 22-25, F Oct 15, 2012

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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 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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    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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    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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    People always say I look 17

    or 18. But sometimes I still get asked if I'm in middle school.
    hbendel hbendel 13-15, F 4 Responses May 19

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    Sick Of Looking So Young...

    I am 25 but most people say I look 16-18. I am slim and often described as tiny so maybe that is it but it drives me insane. It causes me a LOT of embarassment. Even today, someone at work said they thought I was 17 and it really embarrassed me. I HATE the way I look as I look so...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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

    !!! not 25 or something.
    ashleympressler ashleympressler 13-15, F 6 Responses May 16

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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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    I Don't Like Not Being Taken Seriously

    I have a job that is heavily accounting oriented. I am responsible for, among other things, tracking costs. Every month I have to follow up on expense reports from the sales staff so this considerable expense can be tracked. There are IRS implications, as well. One sales rep, who...
    Mary1283 Mary1283 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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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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    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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    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 Don't Think I Look My Age And I'm A Guy

    Maybe I'm just fooling myself! I was carded up until I was 29 years old. Then I felt like I sort of stayed the same for a long time. Then I got sick and I aged quite abit. Lately I've been spending a lot more time with family and people I went to college with and I am struck my...
    Peregrin Peregrin 51-55, M 5 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    I Felt Like A Million Bucks

    I opened my Face book page and there is a message from a former neighbor. "Are you the Dee that lived next door to me on So and So Street? I wasn't sure it was you because you look too young to be that Dee." I sound a bit full of myself when I tell you that when I'm with my posse...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 6, 2011

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    Almost 20, But "Look 14 At the Most!"

    I don't think I look so young. But at the same time I don't feel like I'm an adult either. I understand I look young for my age. Okay, I get that. I'm 5'1" and on the small side. But 6 years younger?! I am a junior in college, yet I look like a freshman in high school?! Its...
    lilmissjohnson lilmissjohnson 18-21 2 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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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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    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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    Send A Welcome Basket!

    i think your smokin hot i would love 4 u to suck my **** and i wished i new how to use this site
    cocksuckerswanted cocksuckerswanted 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 20, 2013

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     Yes, According to Me ...

     Yes, according to me - no, according to others...it's all relative
    bobbyjean bobbyjean 51-55 1 Response Jul 18, 2009

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