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I Look Underage

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    acekercy acekercy 13-15, F 7 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 18-21, F 14 Responses Oct 19, 2006

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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 18-21, F Jan 8, 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 2 Responses Jul 16, 2010

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 2, 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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 9, 2007

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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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    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 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 22, 2006

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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 22-25, F Mar 21, 2014

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2007

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

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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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    today I went to the laundromat

    and also the grocery store a funny thing happened when I went to go pay. I turn 22 this month but I don't look older than 13 when I handed the wavy my credit card to pay for my groceries she said to me your dad has to be here for you to use the credit card because you're not old...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 28

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    who really truly wants to take off on an adventure? i just want a friend to keep company or if possible a.little group but u have you understand im 20 and alot of u r underage so...
    chaspowell chaspowell 18-21, M 3 days ago

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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 Mar 23

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    Everyone in the world is pretty shallow...me included. We look at someone & immediately judge them whether we mean to or not. If they don't look a certain way, then we don't even...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    My face doesn't look feminine. I don't act like a girly girl. I really wanna have a feminine face. And also wanna be a bit more feminine with my actions. But the thing is I think I...
    justalittlehuman justalittlehuman 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Looks do not define a person the do not define you, looks are just a little of how special you are, you should never judge a person by their looks, they could be the kindest and...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M Apr 6

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    "Falling in love" just because you like the way somebody looks is almost shallow in a way. It's like you won't accept somebody if they don't meet up to your expectations for the...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 9

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    I have tried to understand this for a long time now, and it really weighs on me and my confidence. When in conversation I often notice the person I am talking to will avoid looking...
    sfie1917 sfie1917 22-25, F Apr 9

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    Why is it about how bigg your butt is our thighs. What has the world come to. "You have to have a big butt to be with me." "Her butt is heaven" like really. Okay yeah it looks nice...
    nicoleahana nicoleahana 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I myself do not look all that great. I'm well over 200 pounds and weight is a big thing for a lot of people. But, there are a lot of people who can't get past my looks and prefer...
    Good4It Good4It 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 11

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    Here's part 2 because it's making me get in my feelings lol. My friends were talking about how boys date girls who are ugly "she is too ugly for him." "Is he blind." And I'm like...
    nicoleahana nicoleahana 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So I had jeans on and a crop top as it was sunny with a bikini underneath ... I noticed from so many women the look when they with a partner or a group of young teenage girls is...
    stephyy94 stephyy94 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    The good looks not everything actually sometimes we find the good looks but the personality is really bad or it's just not there. I've met that pretty girl before she was really...
    Beyondtheseaa Beyondtheseaa 26-30, F Mar 26

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    I am at the most insecure I have ever been in my life. I find myself at a point I don't even want to leave my house because I don't want people looking at. There are people fatter...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29