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I Look Way Younger Then I Am

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    Its So Coooool

    I have a youthful face and body. When I was in high school people used to ask me if i was just starting when i was actually in my fourth year. After i had finished one of my boyfriends introduced me to his brother. Well, he later told me that his brother had said it was illegal...
    janecef janecef 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2011

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    I'm 18 but everyone is always surprised

    when I tell them they always think I'm 12- 14. Maybe it's because I'm only 5 feet
    quietbird quietbird 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    School Girl

    I picked up my son from one of his high school functions, very recently. The parents of his Girlfriend had not arrived to collect her yet, so we waited with her to ensure all was ok. Teachers were amongst the pupils outside keeping an eye on them, whilst waiting for parents who...
    seacrets seacrets 46-50, F 9 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    Always Get Asked How Old I Am

    im 21 people tell me i look 15
    Mhaddad21892 Mhaddad21892 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    You'Re In Which School?

    I've always been asked this question. I'm 21 and I will be turning 22 this year. This lady in my society once told me, you look like you're in 10th grade. I didn't know what to do, I smiled and I said thank you. There was little else I could do anyway. It all started when I was...
    Mridhu Mridhu 22-25 1 Response May 29, 2013

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    niko031 niko031 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    It's Really Sad How Young I Can Look Sometimes... Part 2

    When we last left off I had my encounter with a store clerk this next part of my story just happened recently within only a few months ago. It involved a cop and the same old middle school as the last one lol. It was just after summer vacation had ended and it was time once...
    pizzaboy213 pizzaboy213 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2012

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    I Believe I Am Doing Some Things Right

    I am 51 years old. My face has no wrinkles. I believe I could easily pass for a man in his thirties; in fact I believe I look more like a man in his thirties than a man in his fifties. My body looks virtually no different from when I was in my twenties; just an inch or two I'd be...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M 8 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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    Not Cracking Yet...

    Even though I am 32, I can pass for anywhere between 18-25. I am not just saying this, I have HEARD this from others! People are taken aback when I say my age and they say, "Naaaaaahhhh...you don't look it!" Thank God for the mega anti-aging genes I seem to have. I am not...
    Cynic4Life Cynic4Life 31-35, F 1 Response May 27, 2012

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    Nobody Took Me Seriously

    I was short to begin with and then my growth was stunted. I stopped growing around age 15. Its like I didn't go through the later phases of puberty. So when I was 18 I was (and still am) 5''6 and I was really skinny around 115lbs. Plus I had a baby face and a real innocent...
    Cleancut Cleancut 41-45 Jul 30, 2013

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    It Seems I Am!!

    It is funny when me and my 17 year old daughter are out together.. we always get asked if we are sisters because she looks just like me!! When I tell them no I am her mom..they say no way..then when I tell them I am 40..they no your not..you look more like 30!! Which I absolutely...
    theheartofmemphis theheartofmemphis 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2011

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    I Don't Need A Babysitter

    I went to my cousins house to stay for a weekend. My oldest cousin is only one year older than me. She had a friend come over who is the same age as her. She saw me and ask my cousin who the brat was she was babysitting. I hate that because I am short that everbody thinks I...
    gummybear22 gummybear22 13-15, M 5 Responses May 23, 2012

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    You Don't Look That Old.

    I've always known that I look younger than I am. Not because I feel or act that way, but it's what I've always been told by others. Now I'm 31 and when I tell people that I have a 12 year old they say, "How old are you?" I say 31. The response is always, "You don't look that old...
    kalen1879 kalen1879 31-35, F Aug 5, 2013

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    It's Really Sad How Young I Can Look Sometimes... Part 1

    I am a guy of 20 but you would not believe how young i get mistaken for!!! On several accounts ive been thought of being way younger then i am! Some to the point where I almost got not arrested but taken in by a cop! Thats why i hardly ever shave anymore and when i go out on...
    pizzaboy213 pizzaboy213 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2012

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    My Bad...

    My all time favorite is when a random guy tries to hook up with me and I interject my four kids. It always floors them and the first question is "How old are you?" followed by "you look so young." Riding the bus home from Insanity workout on Friday, I left kind of late and was...
    4purrfectdarkness 4purrfectdarkness 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2012

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    I'm Almost In My 50's!

    But I think I look about 32 - 35... of course, if I were to grow my beard out, I'd see all the white and gray...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M Sep 17, 2012

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    Young Girl

    People are always so surprised when I tell them that I am eighteen. Everyone guesses between fourteen and sixteen. It can get annoying at times, especially when people begin to treat me as if I'm still a younger teenager. People say that I'll appreciate my young looks when I'm...
    SavedByHim SavedByHim 18-21, F May 10, 2012

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    21 years old, but have been mistaken for as young as 15....

    Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind someone telling me I look good for my age, but telling me I look 15 years old is incredibly embarrassing. People often treat me differently based on how I look and refer to me in condescending ways.... "buddy", "kid" (this is probably the worst...
    ThatGuy1991 ThatGuy1991 18-21, M Sep 6, 2012

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    Yes, But Still...

    People compliment me on looking young and it's appreciated. I can still feel like I am out of date. There are times when I wish I could go back in college having the same intelligence that I do now (rather than having that post-high school mind that I see many have today) and...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Dec 17, 2012

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    Minimum Age Required

    When I was 31, I needed to apply for a prepaid credit card at the bank where I was customer. I was on travel, so I could not go to the usual counter in my city, however I found an office of my bank in the town where I was. I knew what product to ask for, so I thought there could...
    weirdcolor weirdcolor 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Half My Age

    am 26, and have been told I look anywhere from 11, to 17. I get double carded, and annoyed when I am spoken down to. Everyone says I will appreciate it when I am older, but they only say.that because.they dont know what it is like to.be in my shoes. I have no clue what I can...
    4gotwhereIwas 4gotwhereIwas 26-30 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    I Am Tiny

    i am 12 years old and i look like a small 7 year old. its kinda annoying as my brother is 7 and im smaller than him
    adhdmatt adhdmatt 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    I Look My Age But I'm Much Older

    Yes I look younger then I am. I look like someone my age :P
    Beanow Beanow 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2012

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    I Like It

    I'm 20 years old , I have sickle cell anemia which is causing my body to go through puberty late. So because of that, the ages I have been mistaken for are ages 13-17, I even got mistaken for a 12 year old once. I like it because, I get a lot of girls telling me that its a good...
    Elijahx Elijahx 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 3, 2013

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    I Hear This A Lot...

    "You're the teacher???" ...I hear it from students and parents both every year. "I need to see your ID, please." ...I hear this when trying to enter a bar or purchase alcohol...always. "You don't look that old." ...I heard this the last time I was at the driver's license office...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F Dec 13, 2012

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    No One Can Believe That I'm 19!!!

    every time someone asks me 4 my age or see my identity card, he cannot believe that I'm 19. even when I was young I always seemed 2 be younger than my friends :( who were younger than me, they used 2 tell me that I look in some 13 or 14 when I was 16 or 17. or that I look 9 or 10...
    alifehater alifehater 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2012

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    Blondes Always Look Younger...

    I saw a documentary a few years ago called the The Blonde Mystique.  I'll save you the long sordid storey of some of the experiments that they carried out, but they set on a quest to discover the truth or fiction behind the enduring mystique behind being blonde. The most...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 11, 2010

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    26

    I'm 26 years old and have the physical development of a 12 yo
    kaylieeva kaylieeva 26-30, F 11 Responses May 2, 2013

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    Yes I Do

    Im 28 but apparantly I look about 14-15!. I guess it helps that Im tiny lol.Anyway Im always age checked when I go to clubs or buy cigs lottery tickets and booze somewhere they dont know me which is great for my ego :-PThe funniest thing of all was back in December, I took my...
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    I love that everyone mistakes my sister younger

    sister of being my older sister. We're 9 yrs apart. She always brags about being the favorite. GREAT! "Be the Favored" and I'll be your little sister :-)
    Sunshine0615 Sunshine0615 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Fairy Herpes

    This weekend at the Renaissance festival in my area (at which I know a good part of the cast and staff) I got a little necklace with a tiny glass vial containing "fairy dust" hanging from it. For the next hour or so I harassed the haunted castle workers, sprinkling glitter on...
    Eilonaer Eilonaer 18-21 1 Response May 26, 2013

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    Odd Experience

    I've had pretty severe social anxiety for as long as I can remember. More often than not, it holds me back from things I want to do or need to do. Most of this is related to my physical appearance. I am not skinny or lanky by any means, but I have a very young face. I've had...
    ThatGuy1991 ThatGuy1991 18-21, M Dec 25, 2012

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    I Am Not A Child

    I am 20 year old, and I really look younger than I am and my height doesn't make it any better. People say, that I look like I am about thirteen or fourteen, and I am 4'11. About a month ago me and my older brother were driving to Tennessee to visit some old friends. Whenever we...
    LissaLoves LissaLoves 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 7, 2011

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    Fifth Grade

    In the last weeks of fifth grade Me and my friends were standing in the line for breakfast and the it was testing week for the first graders so they had to eat first  (i've always been short) and me and my friend felt all big about being in the middle school next year and than...
    angelperson0 angelperson0 18-21, M 1 Response May 19, 2012

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    Complement Or Insult?

    For years now my younger sister, of 8 years, has been telling folks that we are twins. See, I think she does this so she can get into things and buy her cigarettes without the hassle. But Christ, 8 year difference! The funny thing is that people actually buy that package of...
    Linxer Linxer 26-30, F 12 Responses May 10, 2011

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    I Look Way Younger Then I Am

    I'm almost 30 with a toddler and a baby on the way but I hate the looks that people give me when I'm out with my baby. People tend to think I am in my teens and they give me dirty looks when I go to the mall or grocery store. Everyone assumes I'm 14 and pregnant and it is so...
    bhlove bhlove 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    I Actually AM Kind Of Young...

    I'm actually 16 (which is still very young, don't get me wrong), but people always think I'm 10, 11, or 12 upon first glance, especially when I'm not wearing makeup. I'm sort of similar to a little rat (in appearance), I suppose.
    EverythingEnds EverythingEnds 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2013

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    Very Annoying

    I look young enough without makeup to be asked for I.D when I want to buy alcohol. I am 34 so definitely not a child which is why I never go out without my "face" on. I feel like I am being naughty just for attempting to pay for a bottle of wine and it's embarrassing to be...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    Am Very Tiny

    Hi I'm candy in 15years old never been potty trained and I am really really very tiny for my age. I look like a 3years old. And I am an orphan too. I hate being tiny sometimes. But sometimes I like it.
    wolfygirlcandy wolfygirlcandy 18-21, F 3 Responses May 25, 2013

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    Check this out and comment how old you think I

    am... No cheating either lol don't look on my profile.
    niko031 niko031 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    As I Get Older Its Not A Bad Thing

    Even when I was had been in college for a couple years I had people asking me what grade I was in. People still think I am under 19, and I am 23. It's pretty cool though!
    PreferUknown PreferUknown 22-25, F 2 Responses May 7, 2013

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    Looking Young Is A Disadvantage For Me :-(

    I'll be 30 in less than 2 weeks. I go to the swimming pool, & people mistake me for 11, 12, 14, & 17. Other kids disrespect me & bully me because they think I'm a kid like them. I have a disability. People think I look AND act like a child. My twin sister told me yesterday that...
    otad12 otad12 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    I'm 17 and people ask me all the time

    if I'm 15. Baby face probs..
    huntersmiles14 huntersmiles14 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Still Get Asked For I.d So Annoying!

    im only 28 yrs old, but i look way younger.. i always get asked for i.d everytime i buy ciggerettes and the odd alcohol, i should be flattered but it gets a bit annoying going through your bag everytime!one woman that served me once asked for i.d, which i got annoyed and told her...
    LilyOfTahiti LilyOfTahiti 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    Im Mistaken For A seven Year Old.

    Im really short and when i wear mi hair in two ponytails and im in a dress i look like im a little kid. I was in walmart dressed like this once and one of the store people thought i was seven cuz i was carrying around a stuffed animal and i looked lost. She was soo embarrassed...
    darkredblood darkredblood 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    I Can'T Believe People Think I'M 18

    I guess I have to grow a full on beard to show my age. I've been told I have a baby face. Some people like to have youthful appearance, but me, I wish I looked as old as I am.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 3, 2013

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    20 Yr Old and 4ft8 with a babyface!

    I'm 20 and 4 ft 8 and people mistake me from being as young as a 10 yr old! XD so i look 10 years younger than my actual age! People double look at me! When i go to petrol stations, the petrol pumps are stopped as people think i'm a child and the loud speaker goes off saying...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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    It Isn't Always Flattering

    I go to a store to buy some wine, and the clerk asks for my ID. I assure him that I'm old enough, but my license is in my car and I'm heading for an event, slightly in a hurry. He is doing his job, hates to insist, but really does need to see it. I jaunt out and return, handing...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F Jun 24, 2012

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    Thanks Mom!

     I am 41 years of age and I do not look it. I am constantly mistaken for a 28 -32 year old, called young miss or young lady. I recently went to an Mature Party for 40 year old and up and got ID'd....what a hoot!My mother who is 63 years of age, looks like she is 45 tops...
    wickedties wickedties 41-45, F 19 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    I Am Told I Look Younger Than What I Am .Online And Offline

    I am told all the time i look younger than how old i am . Not just online but offline also . i am asked to show a drivers license when i purchased beer . which i do not drink anymore . good thing . i go to a family get together . and they ask me how old are you dylan i tell them...
    dylanxmichael dylanxmichael 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 3, 2013

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    Do I?

    I don't really know if I look younger than I am. I mean, I'm used to seeing myself. It's just that everybody my age usually looks way older than me. So, in the end, do I look younger -or just my age and are the rest looking older than their age? And does it matter? To them, maybe...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 10, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I have a big crush on someone 4/5 years older than me. We have tons in common, but now that I know how old he is, I've totally lost hope.
    ChaoticCaroline ChaoticCaroline 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    16 but i look like a 10 yr old, my family don't tend to look their age. I often get people asking me what age I am and they all think I'm way younger than I am, even people younger...
    AnotherTomboyGamer AnotherTomboyGamer 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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