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I Look Older Than I Really Am

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    I have an older sister who's 23

    and I am 16, everyone always asks if we're twins because I guess we look so much alike.. but when we tell them we're not that we're actually seven years apart, they assume I'm the older one lol.
    Jewie Jewie 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2014

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    everyone says that I look older

    than I am. I'm 16, but everyone mistakes me for 20-22 all the time.
    emgal emgal 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    I went to a job interview today

    where someone thought I was 23+. I'm only 19. He said it was because I carry myself maturely in comparison to other people my age but I truly believe that I just look older.
    marymush marymush 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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, 2014

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    ... When people think your 17

    and and only 14.. Yay. :/
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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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, 2014

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    My favorite teacher (gaming teacher) thought I

    was senior today. Also, my science teacher didn't even think I was a student. Wow, proves that I look old.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Aug 27, 2014

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    Lol. I'm 13 but people have told me

    that I look 16 or older πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ™…
    Lollipopgoddess Lollipopgoddess 13-15, F 2 Responses May 17, 2014

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    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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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 πŸ‘Œ
    BeccaK1 BeccaK1 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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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 meπŸ’© they just wanna **** anyways πŸ˜…
    loladdicted loladdicted 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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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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    When I was 13, I went to a restaurant with my

    11 year old cousin and someone thought I was my cousin's mom.............................. ?
    simplyOCD simplyOCD 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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    How old do I look? I've been mistaken from ages

    11-20. I want to know how old do you think I look?
    kittykattt6918 kittykattt6918 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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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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    I get asked all the time "do you work here?

    " and get comments like "oh you scared me, I thought you were the sub" It's a curse at school and a blessing when out and about
    zeusandwich zeusandwich 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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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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    Im 15 and i got into a casino!

    . I think its time to go into the bars! Haha jk. Im worried for my next relationship. Her dads gunna be "who df is this guy" . "How old are you?!".
    Yungneechie Yungneechie 13-15, M Jan 30

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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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    How old do I look to you?

    To be honest I'm 16...
    doubletimeit doubletimeit 18-21, M Jul 23, 2014

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    I'm 15 and people mistake me

    for mid twenties
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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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 1 Response Jul 24, 2014

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    The full beard and mustache doesn't help me

    look any younger. My voice only adds to the effect. There has even been college students who believed I was older than them!
    Vicvoss Vicvoss 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    Seems like this is an experience women get a lot

    but as a male senior in high school I was constantly mistaken for a teacher by visitors, parents and even underclassmen. Was the same year I got glasses so that might have been it. Felt good nonetheless heh.. ;)
    Desrass Desrass 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    My favorite teacher (gaming teacher) thought I

    was senior today. Also, my science teacher didn't even think I was a student. Wow, proves that I look old.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Aug 27, 2014

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    I am told I look 40 or older,

    but I'm 29 years old. Balding runs in the family, and I refuse to shave the mustache.. I have been hit on by older women, many times even though I am happily engaged to my very lovely @StandingFirm.
    katanazero katanazero 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    forders forders 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    I hate that . My sister is 8years older

    than me and they will card her before they card me
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    I just turned 21, and recently I decided to

    grow my beard/goatee out again. Now I went to the local GameStop to pre-order a game, and guy working at the counter didn't even ask for my ID to check if I'm old enough to buy said game. The funny thing is a month prior, when my face was hairless, the same person who asked for...
    MasterTran MasterTran 18-21, M Sep 1, 2014

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    xElliotx xElliotx 18-21, M Jul 27, 2014

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    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F Aug 4, 2014

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    I'm always being told

    that I look so much older than I am and it's rather scary. Personally I think I look my age rather than looking older. For example today, I was walking round Brighton and I got 3 men either asking me for my number or inviting me into the bars in the lanes. I just politely...
    Frankiehw Frankiehw 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    In my home country people often mistake me

    as a college student/an employee (17-21 y.o) whereas I'm still in sophomore. While on the other hand, everytime I travel to Europe people there often see me as a kid, no older than 13. Honestly I don't know anymore..
    alexalivia alexalivia 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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    Im 15 but everyone thinks im like 18-20.

    At school they thoughy they assigned me the wrong classed .-.
    Kittenfire Kittenfire 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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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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    Everyone thinks I'm in like mid 20's

    but I'm only 17 lol it's a blessing and a curse 😩
    annax0 annax0 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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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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    I'm 15. But most people think I'm 16-18.

    Maybe it's because of the mustache I'm growing. ? Lmao
    XCameronnXx XCameronnXx 13-15, M Aug 5, 2014

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    It's pretty awkward when only guys in their mid

    to late 20s and older hit on me, and guys my age don't because they think I'm older than what I am. Then they all respond the same: "You're such a baby!" πŸ˜’
    curvydavi curvydavi 16-17, F Feb 17

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    Not actually 18 I'm 15,

    just wanted to see the 18+ things hahahah
    maddieissokewl maddieissokewl 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I'm 16 and I've been told I look 19

    and 21. It doesn't help that the crap I've been through leaves me being much more mature than my peers. I've had a man ask me out at work, and my guess on his age was 30. Every time I tell someone who doesn't really know me that well that I'm 16, they don't believe me.
    a2alexa a2alexa 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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