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    I Love It Except

    I love that I look young, except when I'm walking & someone asks if I need a ride to the middle school. I'm almost 22 and unless I wear a lot of makeup & a water bra I look about 11 or 12.
    daddysemma daddysemma 18-21, F 14 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Guess Me A Minor

    If I go anywhere than the usual spots I hit (the local gas station, liquor store, beer distributor, sports bar, grocery store), I get carded.  Always.  It's practically a rule of thumb.  One person actually tried to argue with me that it wasn't me in that ID...
    theophania theophania 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2007

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    I Am In My Early Thirties!

    and i have a hard time buying "grown up" things.they will look at my id ,and say it has to be fake.your small,no facial hair.and you still have a high voice.my 14 year old looks older than you.but,it only bothers me because i am there to get cigs for my mom or dad.one actually...
    bababoby bababoby 31-35 1 Response Sep 27, 2013

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    I'm 23 and I look 16,

    17 on a good day. I never used to mind but now it's driving me crazy! It makes so difficult for meeting the opposite sex around my age or older. And what's worse is the ones I do meet are pervy men hoping to get their way with an underaged girl :(
    NormalWeirdo NormalWeirdo 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    21 Years Old, But Look About 15 Or 16.

    A few years ago, this issue was even worse. I kept telling myself that this would only be a temporary problem, but I was very wrong. I am already 3 years into adulthood and hardly even look 18, let alone 21. Don't even get me started on how many times I am carded. I still get...
    ThatGuy1991 ThatGuy1991 18-21, M Aug 31, 2012

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    Its Cute...

    That if I shave, spiffy myself up, I can still pass for an 18yo @ 30. Ahhh, to look young.
    anteye anteye 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2006

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    The World Is Never Going To Let Me Grow Up.

    as of this year i em 19 years old but still viewed by those around me as a child. sometimes it can be cool but more often it is really embarrassing for me. everywhere i go people ask to see my i.d and from time to time get stopped by a parent or a cop, who think im a student...
    ashleycambell88 ashleycambell88 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    Adults Only Pool

    I was on a cruise with my boyfriend and our close friends, as a kind of double-date deal. We are all adults -- all over 21 even! We got into one of the Adult-Only pools, and were playing around, because of course we're young at heart and not afraid to have a good time...
    lianhua lianhua 21-25, F 5 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    It's A Pain In The Arse...

    A while ago, when I was out clubbing, this utter tank of a bloke begins to gyrate his crotch against my backside whilst I waited in line (more like a sweaty mass) for drinks. I turned around, face like thunder and gave him my best "filthy look". This neanderthal then had the...
    BlackSnow BlackSnow 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2010

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2014

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    Am 21 and I look like am 15 I have a son

    and I would like to have fronds that have kids his age but they always say am young which is bullshit that sh1t ****** me off they don't even mind asking my age
    shumey shumey 18-21, F Mar 21, 2014

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    I'm 21 and people think my 16 year old sister

    is my babysitter. It is because she 6-3 and I am 5-1. Sucks to be a short man some times.
    Carlsoncarly Carlsoncarly 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2014

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    Shorter Than My Young Sister

    i am 20 yrs old MAN and 150 cm !!! .. i can't reach stuffs on the shelves ,and the swimming is really hard cuz' my feet cant reach the ground and the water covers me completely !EMBARRASSING when a girl stand next to me LOOOOL , my sister who is 15 yrs old is taller than me...
    sshortyy sshortyy 18-21, M Aug 24, 2013

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    They're Always Carding Me ...

    They're always carding me to buy flippin' lottery tickets, "MA" video games, Parental Advisory CD's, alcohol of course, you name it.  One cashier actually said I looked 14....I'm almost 26 and you think I look like a 14 year old?  Laughed my *** off.  I...
    mandarose524 mandarose524 26-30, F Jun 7, 2007

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    21

    I'm 21 and everyone thinks I am only 15 or 16. I always get carded for smokes
    dreamofme dreamofme 21-25, F Jan 8, 2007

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    Rubber Cement? Seriously??

    I am in my early twenties so it never really bugs me to be carded for alcohol or to get into clubs or anything. But when the lady at Wal-Mart insisted on an ID for me to buy RUBBER CEMENT (apparently you have to be 16) I just about lost it. I am standing there with my car keys...
    impacteddiva impacteddiva 21-25, F 3 Responses Jun 9, 2007

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    I Actually Like It

    I'm 20 but I'm always told I look younger, sometimes as young as 13. I love it, I don't kniw why but I do
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    I Guess I Must Do

    I must look underage because I always get asked for ID. In some ways it is flattering but it's annoying too because I don't actually have ID lol! I should enjoy it while it still happens I suppose as it won't happen forever!
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2008

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    I Look Too Young!!!

    All my life i have looked younger than my actual age. All throughout elementary school i looked like a kindergartner. On my 16th birthday i was so happy. I thought things would change. Later that night, a waitress at my favorite restaurant looked down at me with a fake smile and...
    annoyedpretzel annoyedpretzel 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    I Don't Mind.

    It doesn't bother me at all to be mistaken. Actually it makes for some pretty amusing situations. And um I could probably get away with some things because of how old I seem. I love being young and I'll enjoy the comments a while I still get them.
    bodyslam bodyslam 22-25 Jun 9, 2013

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    Some Think I'm 12... And I'm 20!

    I'm 20 years old, 21 in a few months. (I can't wait!) People constantly mistake me for much younger. I've always looked young. My parents took advantage of that fact and got me into places for free or at a discount, lieing about my age and telling them I really was younger...
    cinymin cinymin 19-21, F 10 Responses Oct 22, 2006

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    When I was 14, everyone thought

    that I was 18. Now that I'm in my early 20's, no one ever believes I'm as old as I am. What gives? I have a sibling who is 3 years younger, and everyone assumes I'm the youngest. I suppose when I'm older I'll appreciate looking more "youthful"... but right now, having my ID...
    aintnoangel aintnoangel 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    Too Young :(

    I look about 14 :( I guess because i am quite slim, have a smooth face (my wonderful worry-free life, oh!), I'm 5'0, and have quite small boobs. This is nice sometimes (I can easily manage child entry prices for lots of stuff), and useless because even with some ID virtually no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    acekercy acekercy 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    Going On 23 Not 17....

    I know by the time I am like 30 I will be very pleased to look young but currently it is a pain in the ***. It causes issues finding a serious relationship with someone around my age when they honestly feel I am younger by looks alone. As far as going out to bars and such it is...
    sintobus sintobus 22-25 2 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    I'm Constantly Being Judge...

    I'm constantly being judged as younger than what I am. For instance I was buying vodka at one location and the guy behind the counter said, "I bet you're one of those people who don't have an ID." And even when I laughed it off and handled him my perfectly valid...
    gaelicyo gaelicyo 21-25, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2007

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    Thanks To My Baby Face

    All my life I've had the cute cheeks that people liked to pinch. Looking at childhood photos I was always smiling making them look even bigger. Well. I'm still like that. The baby fat is gone, now replaced by adult fat of course lol but the cheeks will follow me until I die or...
    lucifette lucifette 22-25, F Jun 28, 2011

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    18 Not 11-.-

    people say i ethier look 13 11 or 15 it gets on my nervous
    xkity123x xkity123x 18-21, T 2 Responses May 23, 2011

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    Evidently.

    On one of my recent visits to the U.S. -- Houston, to be precise -- I made the innocent mistake of forgetting my ID when I went into what I suppose was a liquor shop (actually it was more like a gigantic supermarket that happened to sell booze as well) to buy a bag of limes. And...
    jltf82 jltf82 26-30, F Jan 25, 2013

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    I Look Underage

    I'm a 22 year old dutch girl. I don't complain about my looks but I do look like I'm 15 or 16. If people try to guess my age they always guess between 15 and 18, never close to my real age or older. I know that I will be greatefull if in 10 years they still guess 5 years younger...
    linda linda 21-25, F 14 Responses Oct 19, 2006

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    Darn Them

    I'm 23. Everyone always comments on how young I look. It will be a compliment in about twenty years. I treat my skin well with wearing sunscreen and I eat healthy. Most people think that I am at least 17. I hate it.
    Donnavan23 Donnavan23 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 21, 2007

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    I understand how everyone feels that they are their age but look much younger, I been growing through it since 19 and now im 30. people don't respect you nor take u serious. just...
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    I don't want to sound superficial but looks are not NOT important meaning if someone looks like that upside down faced kid in the Simpson's and smells like a ogre there probably...
    sixtens sixtens 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    SheSaidx SheSaidx 22-25, F Jan 10

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    I'm a male, 46 years old but look and act like a twenty something. It's probably a combination of genes and being young at heart and mind. I have been going to nightclubs since...
    ForeverYouthful ForeverYouthful 46-50, M Jan 10

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    I always loved looking at girls. I look at every girl for different reasons. I look at girls with nice bums, nice racks, nice faces i even look at older women. When i see a girls...
    johnnykman johnnykman 13-15, M Jan 12

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    and I m not happy abt this.like at all.I never let this get to me tht much. but as I stood in front of mirror few minutes back..I cudnt hlp but be depressed abt it ... I m 22 year...
    1crazyfreak6 1crazyfreak6 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Hi. I am 27 , well-settled and well traveled Indian living in PUNJAB. My family is living in abroad. I am Self Employed. I am looking for a DECENT , good-looking, closet girl...
    decentlife decentlife 26-30, M Jan 15

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    rshah1987 rshah1987 22-25 Jan 18

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    Let me begin with introducing myself as a decent good looking gay guy from mumbai whoz looking for a life partner. I am choosing this platform to do so, as the conventional methods...
    rshah1987 rshah1987 22-25 Jan 18

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    whatupdoc54 whatupdoc54 18-21, M a week ago

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    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Artist156 Artist156 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    alostone alostone 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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