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I Look Older Than I Really Am

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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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    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 5 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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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 2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, F Oct 20, 2007

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    I'm a 12 year old mistakened

    for a 16-17 y/o. I'm nearly 2 metres in height and I look older than everyone in my class level. It would seem an advantage; but I dread it, honestly. I'm "The odd one out" my height and difference makes me so noticeable. I wouldn't mind being able to shrink.
    LisaIsBest LisaIsBest 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    This is true and I've been mistaken

    for a parent it's very awkward
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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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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    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 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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    xElliotx xElliotx 18-21, M Jul 27, 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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    I feel like I look like an old women

    and im only 18 people will say it too
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 3

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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 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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    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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    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F Jan 7

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    Apparently enough to get into casino lol.

    ... Try the bars next haha....
    Trappad Trappad 16-17, M Jun 13

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    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    There was this one time

    when I used to go to weekend school, this teacher said I looked about 15 or 16 when I was only 13 at the time...I was flaming mad. But now I see it as a compliment. Even though I'm only 15 and people think I'm about 16-18.
    DangerouslyMe DangerouslyMe 16-17, F Jul 1

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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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    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'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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    Sometimes, people confused

    and think that i and my mom are sister ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2

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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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    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 16-17, M Feb 25

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    I'm 16 on Sunday. People seem to have mixed

    opinions on this matter...
    Frankiehw Frankiehw 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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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 2 Responses Feb 26

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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 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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    I'm 18 and since I was 12

    even people have said I looked 16 and so on the number increasing with my age but it was never my age. As of now most people that first meet me in person or see a photo assume mid 20s I even had someone say I looked 30 wtf! I don't know if this is a bad thing or not I hope I don...
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    i am about.13-15. dont wanna specify

    for safety reasons lol but i have a very mature body and i dont think its normal... i am always mistaken for 18-24 years old. i dont mind the attention but sometimes it gets really creepy and i feel really uncomfortable...
    Fample Fample 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    People of always thought me

    and my twin brother older than we actually look LOL I guess that's a good thing we rarely got carded for movies back in the day and was able to sneak into rated R movies when we were only 14 or so
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 2

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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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    Some guy tried to flirt with me

    and even bought me a drink because he thought I was over 21 lol
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm 15 and people mistake me

    for mid twenties
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 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 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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    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 3 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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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'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 6 Responses Feb 21

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    Co-worker:Ever heard the expression "a lot of

    miles" Me:Yes John, **** you
    Josh1978 Josh1978 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 16

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 29, 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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    ... When people think your 17

    and and only 14.. Yay. :/