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I Have Been Told I Look Younger

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 841 People

    Forever Young

    People can be nice when it's easy. They used to say "you look so young for your age" "you can't possibly be that old". Then...it all stopped. Or that is how I perceived it. But looking back on it now. It seems it happened because I felt unworthy to be young and have compliments...
    Benchstone Benchstone 56-60, F Dec 14, 2012

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    I'm 23 and they always take my ID to check my

    age to enter any nightclubs :)
    Bnktma Bnktma 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    I've Been Told Than I Look Younger...

    ..than I really and truly am. I guess that for the better right.
    StephanieManoso StephanieManoso 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 14, 2012

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    one day I was riding with my brother

    and my friends were around..the moment I got off the bike I was shot with questions like you have an elder brother??man your brother looks older then you :) ;)
    beethjv beethjv 18-21, M Feb 26

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    TenderBeauty TenderBeauty 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    I Was Told I Was 16 Years Old In The Beginning Of This Year!?

    I knooooow I don't look that young lol. But yeah, there have been several occasions where people thought 22, 21...18!? *shakes head*
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 7 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    poeple thinks i dont look my age.

    .what do u think my age is?
    xblackmamba xblackmamba 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 25

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    Elrefaay Elrefaay 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    People would actually do anything to look

    youthful --skincare,botox,surgeries and etc. So appreciate if you looked younger than your real age :D
    Janeishere Janeishere 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    HollieVictoria HollieVictoria 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    sadion sadion 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 25

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    I Dont Look My Age

    Looking young runs in my family. I just turned 48 and people say I look like I'm in my late 20's or early 30's. Indeed it's a compliment, but sometimes I wish I looked older. I feel like I don't fit in with others my age. My mother is 87 and she could pass for mid 60's. My...
    tickleshy tickleshy 46-50, F Jul 18, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 25

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    I'm 17, but people frequently mistake me

    for a tall 13-15 year old. I know that it's not a bad thing to have a "baby face" but it is a bit annoying at times.
    Holmesdown Holmesdown 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    anonymaes anonymaes 22-25, F Feb 25

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    It's Because I'm Short

    I am 17 years old and a senior, but I'm pretty short. When people I just meet look at me they think 14-15. They seem so surpised when I tell them my real, but the truth is, I kind of enjoy it. I can trick people with my height, lol.
    MusicalLover MusicalLover 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2009

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    people always ask me

    if I'm 15 haha no im 19 but thanks!!!
    lilacwines lilacwines 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2014

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    Isn't It Flattering?

    I will be 44 in a few months and most people think I'm around 35. I love it! I eat healthy, exercise, have never smoked or had alcohol and usually drink only water, and never wear make up. I think all of that has something to do with looking young.
    RawRedhead RawRedhead 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2010

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    I'm 16 not 13..not 14.

    ...but 16! Do I look younger to you?
    Micahbreeart Micahbreeart 16-17, F Feb 25

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    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    I've never had a nickname

    but I reckon "fetus face" is pretty befitting...
    kieeu kieeu 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    KimKarlsson KimKarlsson 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    Maybe It's The Freckles

    I'm in my thirties, but I look a lot younger. I have freckles on my nose and on my cheeks which I have had since I was a kid. Usually when I reveal my age I am met with uplifted eyebrows and explanations of surprise. A coworker asked me recently what my secret was. I told her...
    Littlebrownbat Littlebrownbat 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2011

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    So I'm short, petite,

    baby faced, round eyed, dress girly, skinny and that makes me look younger than I am. How old do I look?
    ApplesAreYummy1 ApplesAreYummy1 13-15, F 6 Responses Feb 25

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    I'm 19 and most people mistake me

    for a 16 year old. Then we get in the conversation of my body ink and the fact that I act really mature. Minds changed lol
    jessmeno96 jessmeno96 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    I'm a junior in high school

    and people think I'm a freshman.
    mph1997 mph1997 18-21, M Oct 27, 2014

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    when your 30 years or older I think it's awesome

    when people look younger than what they are and get compliments, but when your flipping almost 21 and your told you look like your 15, it drives me insane haha
    keke1432 keke1432 18-21, F Feb 25

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    Society has long become more open to the idea

    of older men younger women relationship. Younger women are more vibrant, more full of life and that energy can spill over onto you, making older men feel younger in return. Typically, women mature at a faster rate than men do and sometimes a 50 year old man is more compatible...
    BB0729 BB0729 31-35, F Mar 19, 2014

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    A lot! Everyone tells me.

    I'm short. 5" and I'm 16. 12th standard. Kids think I'm in 6th.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 3

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    My mom keeps saying that I look 13

    when im actually 15. I'm like Wtf? I guess I got that baby face lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2014

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    I feel younger too, I am very short,

    like 154 cm for my 15 years. Also I have very strict parents, I am treated more like a younger boy than my friends are, my parents still use with the belt and switch on me like weekly.
    erik2000erik200 erik2000erik200 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    The other day I got a call to pick up my son

    from school, because he was sick. My mom and I were shopping so she came along. When we were talking to the nurse, apparently she assumed my mom was my son's parent, and (using that tone some adults use with kids/teens) 'So you must be his sister!' 'Nope, I'm his mom'. She...
    GamerDustBunny GamerDustBunny 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    18 Again

    I went to the doctor a few days ago to get my thyroid checked. They got my birthdate wrong. Wehn the nurse came in and we were talking about my meds, I said "I've been taking anti-depressants since I was 18" and she looked right at me and said you are 18.. Huh? they had my birth...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    People think I'm in 5th standard

    but I am in 11th. I'm short!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 26

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    I Don't Believe It

    I got cigarettes for my roommate the other day at the convenience store, and they carded me. Does that mean I don't look over 18? Then today, when I got some goodies at the bridal shop, she thought I was 20. I said "that's nice of you". I rationalized it though, telling myself...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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    One Of Robertas Stories

    When we were young we and one other couple bought train passes and we had made a fews tops over that last week and we made a stop in CO and we found a hotel to stay in then we saw a KFC and went to get some food and we saw a park as we all walked over to the park to eat dinner...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Mar 29, 2013

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    I went to visit my family

    which I haven't see in 5yrs and here come one of my cousin who is older than me of course we were talking and catching up until she asked me what grade I was in school and I started laughing and said that I already graduated then she asked for my age I said 22yr (at the time...
    Some12Luv Some12Luv 26-30, F Nov 24, 2014

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    Hey guys, young beauty guru here!

    !! You'll love me so go check out my videos. Hope you like😋http://youtu.be/G--t2VKteho You could also just look me up---> theyloverichar1
    theyloverichar1 theyloverichar1 13-15, F Jul 20

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    Mother With 4 Kids!!

    Well My avatar pic was taken about a year ago. I am now 35 years old. I have 4 kids. Some people don't believe it, but it's true. My kids keep me young. I have twin boys who are 11 years, two little girls a 4 year old and a 11 month old. Yep, that's me and it's true. Believe it...
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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    people used to ask me are you in college i

    would tell them ive been out of college for 3 years
    chuckzares chuckzares 26-30, M Sep 1, 2014

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    Lots of people have said to me

    that they think I look closer to my husband's age than my own - and he's only 26.
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F Jul 23

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    armyman15 armyman15 41-45, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Jenny Craig!!! lol I guess I sorta c a resemblance there, but she is way older than me (but, not ugly : p ) when i was 16 ppl said i looked like Cher : )
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    What's the point of "fitting in"? Why not go against the grain? I've been told by many I'm absolutely crazy. I wasn't always like this though. In high school I found myself and...
    charmen95 charmen95 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I'm 60. routinely get told or guessed that I am 50. guess I got lucky. few wrinkles and people say it's also the way I act and carry myself. not completely sure myself but I'm not...
    volvoman60 volvoman60 56-60, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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