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I Look Older Than I Really Am

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    I'm Just 13!

    Many older guys specifically (17-20+) hit on me thinking I'm their age until they talk to me and realize I'm just 13... Do I really look old? Though most of the old guys I talk to are kind of cute so I think its okay, but I find it creepy at times... :/
    Jacklol Jacklol 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2012

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    I'm taller than a lot of people my age

    and I have a very defined jaw line, so sometimes people assume I'm I'm my mid-twenties. Whatever, I'll go along with it.
    Kablamazoid Kablamazoid 13-15, F May 20

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    Lol. I'm 13 but people have told me

    that I look 16 or older 😂😏👌🙅
    Lollipopgoddess Lollipopgoddess 13-15, F 1 Response May 17

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    Having a combination of

    both acting and looking older than I am has allowed me to enjoy a variety of things most people my age aren’t allowed to do. I also have a fake I.D. so that helps. I’ve gotten into many a place I shouldn’t and had probably far too much experience than anyone my age should...
    melale melale 16-17, F Feb 3

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    I Look How Much Older??!!

    At 23 I looked about 17 with my luxurious jaw-dropping golden blond hair and fair complexion. At 34 all that has changed. My luxurious hair is now thinning and receding. My envious golden blond color is now drab mousy brown. My muscular physique is now skinny. While I am no...
    blondtommy29 blondtommy29 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    Omg!

    I was shopping with my OLDER sister, she's 24, I'm 21, and she came out of the dressing room to ask me what I thought of an outfit she had tried on, this lady asked me if she was my DAUGHTER. OMG! How old did that lady think I was? I just turned 21! I know I dress more...
    TheGoldenFinn TheGoldenFinn 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    I'm 15 and people mistake me

    for mid twenties
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Confused? So Am I...

    For the most part of my life I've been quite tall for my age. Recently I've stopped growing so now everyone towers over my but I remember a time when I was mistaken for being older than I really am. I was in Blackpool with my family, aged 8. We'd been in our hotel for a few...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2007

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    Always Looked 3-4 Years Younger But Not Anymore

    People always though i looked younger by 3-4 years. It made me feel good to know I looked younger until one day at the airport cafe. I was 26 then and was buying coffee when a much older lady called me "madame" instead of "mademoiselle" which made me feel utterly odd, having...
    noursh noursh 26-30, F Sep 8, 2012

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    Possibly. Fast food workers keep me guessing.

    They offer senior discounts. And senior freebies. Me accepts. Because me feels 91. And deserving. Entitlement or sin???? Or accepting a gift from God????
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 4

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    Guys my age look like they are 18-19

    and some of them dont even have a hint of facial hair,they look all fair and pretty and so lean, while i have spent my teen years playing out in the hot sun,so i look all rough and tough,with muscular body and even though i am 21, i look like a 23-24 yr old guy and sometimes...
    vdrancer vdrancer 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I'm 15, going on 16,

    but people always assume I'm 16 going on 17.
    JaceyTexas JaceyTexas 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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    dogssing dogssing 18-21, F May 17

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    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Im 14, and I'm always told I'm a realist,

    but I honestly just see the truth in everything. Everyone says I look 17-18. I have friends in their 20s who've graduated from my school, and it's not weird at all. Like, they're not pedos or anything. They're great. I have the body of an 18 year old, and my mind isn't far...
    fayeinanightmare fayeinanightmare 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    It's a Good Thing Too

    I babysit two girls, ages 4 and six, and ladies at the park compliment me on my "beautiful children". Over the years I managed to skip three grades, and I am set to graduate with my bachelor's degree a month after my 19th birthday. Being able to "pass" as the...
    germanlbs germanlbs 16-17, F Jun 25, 2008

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    Everyone...

    Everyone always thinks I'm older than I am, and sometimes that's a real pain. I know I should be happy about that at my age, but it's weird, especially with guys giving me 'looks' that make me feel uncomfortable.
    bricheer bricheer 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    MyOwnSpectrum MyOwnSpectrum 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    Seeing as my profile decides to list my age

    as 13-15, I would just like to take a moment to clear the air. I am in fact 15 years old! Frequently I’m told I appear older than I am in reality, based on my looks and how I act, and I gladly take this as a compliment. Truthfully, I’ve always agreed with these statements...
    alecsgirl18 alecsgirl18 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I'Ve Been Told I Look About Thirty-Eight.

    I don't think it's true, and it's very insulting! I look no older than thirty-seven, thank you.Really, though, I need to do something about how I look.  I have poor posture, I'm balding prematurely, and I'm tanned from walking everywhere (I cannot, in fact, drive).  So I'm...
    ThePlisken ThePlisken 18-21, M Apr 23, 2013

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    People Confuse My Age Quite Often

    Since I was guesses about my age have overshot by up to 15 years, and these days it isn't as cool as it used to be. I always thought it was cool that people thought me older than all my girlfriend and my ex-wives. Who were between 2 and 7 years older than me. But the day it quit...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 11, 2012

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    Hello, I'm 13 years old going to 14 in June,

    so I've been getting this " no your not 13 your 16/17" 😂👌. When I went on the bus and I forgot my oyster so I just thought they will let me in because I'm so short but hell no the man said I'm 18 I had a face like " 😱"
    HeartlessT HeartlessT 13-15, F May 1

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    I'm 14 but I've been told

    so many times that I look 16-17... •_•
    JuliaAnderson JuliaAnderson 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    When I was eighteen, I noticed girls all

    suddenly thought I was in my early thirties.. They get this perplexed look when they realize I'm 20...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M May 10

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    Guess how Old I am. The majority say 16 Very

    few guess as old as 19 How old do U look to you?
    TiAmoRhino TiAmoRhino 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I HAVE NO IDEA HOW OLD I LOOK BUT IM 13!

    PLEASE STOP WITH THE CREEPY MESSAGES
    EmotionaLila EmotionaLila 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    So Young Yet So Old

    within the past maybe 3 months I've been asked if I'm 16, 18, 21, and 23. I'm only 15...
    cinnibonbon cinnibonbon 16-17, F Jul 20, 2013

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    I constantly run into people

    who assume i am older. Today i was mistaken for a college student. I am tall for my age and I am definitely not skinny (or fat for that matter) so i look like i am not in a growth spurt. My knowledge and experiences are quite abnormal for teenagers and I try to look...
    TheUnknownSinner TheUnknownSinner 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I've Always Been Mistaken For Being Older Than I Really Am.

    When I was only 14 I was being mistaken as 16 or 17. Now that I'm 17 most people in town think I'm a college student. And when I actually wear makeup and nice clothes I've passed for early-twenties.
    Merralada Merralada 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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    Older Than My Age...

    I quite look a bit older than my age. Well, I didn't realized that until lately. I was having a conversation with one of the staff, then she said, "Ma'am, how old are you ?", and I smiled. Then, I told her, 'I'll be the one to guess your age, and I gave a number, and she said I...
    Malikhain Malikhain 22-25 4 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    I used to look more like my age back

    when I was 11. At that age, I looked like I was 9! I started to "develop" when I was around age 12. I was still kind of short (5'2") and I was really skinny, but I had an hourglass figure and more mature face. People guessed I was 14 or 15. I'm 13 now, so people aren't as...
    VegetarianVampire VegetarianVampire 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    People Always Mistook My Age

    I'm 18,but people think I'm...22? Maybe I'm more matured for my age. Another reason may be because my sis and I look similar,and she's 6 years older than me,they thought we aren't very far apart. I don't really care much,but it kinda annoying,of course right,which girls want to...
    ellen183 ellen183 22-25, F Oct 7, 2010

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    No-one Believes Me When I....

    ....say how old I am. I normally get about 5 years older I once got 10 years, but I had not slept for 48 hours and I was a little messed up. - RDW
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F Oct 20, 2007

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    I'm 15. I get told I look anywhere from 18-21

    years old. Only older teen guys notice me / hit on me💩 they just wanna **** anyways 😅
    loladdicted loladdicted 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Idk is it bad or normal to look older

    than your age because I look 16 but I'm still 14 and I hate it because older boys and old perverts are the ones to notice me instead of boys my age
    vanessaray vanessaray 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    I hear that a lot, I'm only 16,

    aka a minor. So if you way older men could leave me alone thanks 👌
    BeccaK1 BeccaK1 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    xElliotx xElliotx 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    How old do I look to you?

    To be honest I'm 16...
    doubletimeit doubletimeit 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Which Surprises Me.

    When I was fourteen, I went with my older brother to his orientation for college. The people thought I was the one beginning college in the fall. I spend a lot of time with my dad. And people are constantly assuming that we're a couple... at first I found it disgusting. Now it...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 19, 2008

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    Im 14 almost 15 and a lot of people ask me what

    college do i go to? I usually replay middle school college! Do i really look that old? I meet a 12 year old kid the other day who thought i was 21, ugg!
    livingonwater18 livingonwater18 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    Apparently I Look Older

    Ever since I started high school everyone seems to think I'm older, like when I went I best buy like 5 workers asked what college i go to. And the first few weeks of school I kept getting asked if I'm a junior or senior. Odd.
    katd1234 katd1234 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Sure I'm turning 20 in a couple of months

    and all, but I still don't like it when I'm mistaken as a 24 year old or +! where did my youthful looks go?!
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    People Often Mistake Me For Being Older Than I Am

    When I was like 12 and 13 people that I just met would often think that I was 15 or 16.  Now people I meet (except students from my high school, they can all tell I'm a Minor Niner) sometimes guess I'm 17.  Ever since I was like 11 I think, people have always assumed that I was...
    FallingStarr FallingStarr 18-21, F Jun 1, 2011

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    dasiychainsxxx dasiychainsxxx 13-15, F 1 Response May 18

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    People say I look older

    than I really am so how old do you think I look ^.^
    goldenWish goldenWish 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Kittenfire Kittenfire 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I got asked at the zoo recently if I was 13 lol I was like no, I'm 21 and they were like whattt lol the thing is when I was around 12 I used to get mistaken for being older and...
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    HOW OLD ARE YOU- you look 18! I get this always. Now it sounds annoying. But i know it will sound good to hear after like 5 years from now. My guy is 14 years older than me, and...
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    I am a social anxious, extremely shy guy... I met a girl on a mental illness forum (First girl I ever talked to)... She is 5 years older than me... we talked (through private...
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    My dads 65th birthday is today. My oldest brother is actually 42...they are the reason why I feel older than I am
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