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I Look Older Than I Really Am

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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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    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 6 days ago

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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 3 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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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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    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 Jul 24

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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 hate that . My sister is 8years older

    than me and they will card her before they card me
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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.Β  I have poor posture, I'm balding prematurely, and I'm tanned from walking everywhere (I cannot, in fact, drive).Β  So I'm...
    ThePlisken ThePlisken 18-21, M Apr 23, 2013

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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 and people mistake me

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

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    How old do I look to you?

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

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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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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'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

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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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    MyOwnSpectrum MyOwnSpectrum 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 7

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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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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. 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 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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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????
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 4

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    xElliotx xElliotx 18-21, M Jul 27

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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

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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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F Aug 4

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    dasiychainsxxx dasiychainsxxx 13-15, F 1 Response May 18

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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" πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Œ. 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 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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    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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    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 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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    dogssing dogssing 18-21, F May 17

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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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    I had this relationship with a married man he is 47 and darn sexy! 13 years older than me, i wish i married an older sexy man!
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    35 is my limit. This cop I was with is 30. He's 10 years older than me and I loved it! Older men are very attractive.
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    I've been told so many times by so many people "there's no way you're 16! you seem mentally and physically older than that!". in fact, there are still people that refuse to believe...
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Is it absurd to date a guy that is 20 years older than yourself?
    LouisaVenter LouisaVenter 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I look younger than I am tell me how old I look in this photo honestly
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 9 Responses Aug 21

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    Everyday I think I'm old...28...and life is so boring with this routine...what happened to me? Where is the joy of life? Sometimes I think if I'm so bored by now what is the point...
    domibe domibe 26-30, F 9 hrs ago