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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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    forders forders 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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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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    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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    dogssing dogssing 18-21, F May 17, 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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    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 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 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    ... When people think your 17

    and and only 14.. Yay. :/
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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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'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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    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, 2014

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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?!".
    YungKhroniK YungKhroniK 13-15, M 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 4 Responses Nov 17, 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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    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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    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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    CSG1997 CSG1997 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 7, 2014

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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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    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 7

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    Drinks Anyone ?

    keep in mind, i am 15. a few months ago, like two, i went out with my mother, brother and my mother's bf. the adults were drinking and to be funny i decided to order a cosmo. the man gets it for me ! i was so surprised and i thought nothing of it at the time. from that moment on...
    cunning cunning 13-15, F 1 Response May 26, 2009

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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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    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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    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22, 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 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F Aug 4, 2014

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    xElliotx xElliotx 18-21, M Jul 27, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I'm 19 and I'm turning 20 this year. My birthday is in august so I guess i have alittle way to go. Someone thought I was 21 and 20 when I was 18... I feel like I have to put a name...
    savemylegos savemylegos 18-21, M Jan 17

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    I am always told I look older than my real age. Which is 15 btw lol
    unicornwrestler unicornwrestler 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    It's kind of flattering when people say I look way younger that my age. One time, I was at the gym and this lady approached me and asked about who accompanies me to the gym...
    camillee camillee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Younger beats older. When I was middle school aged, I was often mistaken for a high schooler or staff. At first, I thought it was just guys, and they were being p*ervy, thinking my...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 a week ago

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    Not that much older, though. The largest gap I've had was 9 years and that worked alright, though we weren't serious. For some reason I've never really been attracted to a guy...
    TiraVara TiraVara 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Like every person I've ever liked has been between a month and 14 years older than me. Guys my age are just so immature, but sometimes I worry about how I crush on people so much...
    isabellaperry isabellaperry 13-15, F Dec 31, 2014

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