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I Don't Look My Age

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    I'm 18 but look about 12

    and I really don't like it
    MusicIsForLife MusicIsForLife 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    HannahB15 HannahB15 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    i met an old classmate today she smiled

    and said ''wow you still look desame" inside of me i was sad" but i just have to laugh it off like i don't care but i do care lol it's not really her fault lol :)
    empress4 empress4 18-21, F Jun 12

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

    !!! not 25 or something.
    ashleympressler ashleympressler 16-17, F 5 Responses May 16, 2014

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    comfi comfi 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    And I don't behave like I should

    as an "adult" either. When I am with friends, I am still a kid, enjoying hobbies and talkung about stuff what for others is considered "kids stuff". Bit when I have to make a good appearance, I can pull it off to act serious... But again.. I don't look my age. It was different...
    CeMi1706 CeMi1706 18-21, F Mar 17

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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, 2014

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    I'll be 40 next month,

    but I still look like I'm in my 20s/early 30s to those who have met me for the very first time.
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    There was a person who told me

    that my birth year was wrong and that I have to check it because I don't look my age, she is just joking. I have young friends sometimes even younger that calls me "baby" and sometimes it is weird being called like that by them but because most people call me that, I somehow...
    pineapplejam pineapplejam 18-21, F Apr 10

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

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    I know I look my age,

    but last year when I had just turned seventeen, I was mistaken for a fourteen year old and a nineteen year old in the same day. Haha maybe women should ask me my age before they try any funny stuff, or perhaps they shouldn't try anything in the first place.
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 18-21, M Feb 17

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    I'm 24 but I look 15,

    if I can get free stuff Bc I look young I will :)
    KolbiLiam KolbiLiam 22-25, T Jun 6

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I went out fishing with my friends the police

    pulled over are boat he asked for our identification he thought we were all in high school or middle school we had to tell him we were in college he was going to arrested for underage drinking because we had beer and wine on the boat one of my friends offered him a beer. she...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 1

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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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 1 Response Sep 8, 2014

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    I'm 28 years old and people think I'm 16 ,

    ,, I guess i should take that as a compliment,,, but sometimes it gets annoying,,,
    sactownbarbie sactownbarbie 26-30 2 Responses Feb 12

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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, 2014

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    Welcome to the party I'm 24 going on 25 this

    year. My mind show forth wisdom of my years but my body declines showing signs.
    OddyChanz OddyChanz 22-25, M Aug 18

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    So a few weeks ago I was a church with my family

    for Wednesday night supper and we sat down at a table with a couple around my moms age and so the got started talking to my mom and as the dinner went along the husband turned to me and asked "what grade are you in 7th or 8th" And I had to reply saying "I'm a junior I'm in 11th...
    Slightlylostgirl Slightlylostgirl 16-17, F Apr 13

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    I wish I could upload a picture from this

    mobile app, but I can't. I am always being mistaken for fourteen-years old, but I'm really eighteen-years old and will be nineteen-years old this November.
    Samhct Samhct 18-21, F Aug 9

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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 5 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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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, 2014

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    I am 26 but many people always mistaken

    and thought that i am 19 or 20 years old.. I once went to a hospital and the nurse treated me like i was a 12 year old kid he even used baby voice to talk to me treating me like im a baby but then when he checked my ID he realised that i am a 24 years old (back then) lol it was...
    cinderellyy cinderellyy 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    i went to camp last week with a neighbour.

    while i was sitting down, a woman asked me how old i was, she said i look 16 i was like "what" i am 20 or rather i will be 20 july 4th. the woman was so suprised she said said she thought i was her daughter age mate lol.
    empress4 empress4 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    I'm 17 at this year of 2015,

    but I get mistaken as a 15 year old and sometimes younger. So my brother who is just six months and one day older than me never gets ID at the movies or anything but I get ID for everything and when I try to buy M rated games they always say I need a parental consent to buy the...
    DavidHamilton1 DavidHamilton1 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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    cartoonfan4ever cartoonfan4ever 18-21, M 12 Responses Jan 30

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    I'm almost 18 and got hit on by 7th grade girls

    at the bus stop who thought I was about 12 or 13.
    breezyb16 breezyb16 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I've been told I look like a short 16 year old

    when in reality I'm only twelve
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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    Gotta love still getting carded

    when you're 40. What can I say? I'm well preserved! ;)
    Pumpkinivy Pumpkinivy 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I am 30 but people usually think im 18-21.

    I use to hate it but the higher the number gets the more I appreciate it :)
    ShayChampagne ShayChampagne 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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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 got told all the time how I look 5-6 yrs

    younger than what I am. Thank God for great genes.
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F Aug 8

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    I Dont Look My Age

    age is only time that gets added to your timeyou can allways look young if you eat healthy foodlove is a part of it
    wessel wessel 51-55, M Feb 15, 2011

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    fwxo fwxo 16-17, F Aug 8

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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 8 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    I was waiting at the train station

    and some guy came up to me and asked me how am I and I told him I'm "15.... And a half" lol his eyes got big. He thought I was 18!!
    Sammie099 Sammie099 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    daeshaun daeshaun 51-55, M 1 Response May 11

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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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    ificouldonly ificouldonly 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    My inner kid is alive still screaming " I never

    want to grow up! " and in some kind of way...succeeded :)
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    People at work don't take me seriously

    once they meet me. Specially those people who are not serious about work. In fact a 5 year junior who is a fresher doesn't' take me serious. I think he thinks I am a fresher too. It seriously affect my work. They only take seriously those people who are either rude to them or...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 6

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    FrictionFractal FrictionFractal 31-35, M Apr 9

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    I have always looked younger.

    I knew one day I'd appreciate it. Not in my teens not in my twenties. But now. Especially as I watch my peers getting older. I realize I am lucky
    charlene0712 charlene0712 41-45, F Apr 9

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