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I Look Way Younger Then I Am

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    UnfortunateCookie UnfortunateCookie 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    I am 26. I was asked

    if I was old enough to sign up for a store credit card yesterday. I am frequently mistaken for a teenager. It's ok though because "you'll appreciate it when you're older!"
    AllThatGlitters419 AllThatGlitters419 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    I am 25, though I am often mistaken

    for 17-18. Drove me crazy when I was younger, but now I love it :)
    katie5929 katie5929 22-25, F 13 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    I've always been told this.

    .. It gets kinda old but I've somewhat got use to it. But it's still annoying when I will talk to guys and they say something like what are you 14 or something. I don't get taken seriously at all I'm sometimes older then people and still get treated as if I was younger. Guys...
    tigersfan195 tigersfan195 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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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'm 19 and i'm a short

    which doesn't help at all lol. I look about probably 12 and people always ask for my ID whenever i buy an alcoholic drink or getting into clubs. Haha
    eyeris2195 eyeris2195 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2014

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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 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 10, 2011

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    Shortness

    I look younger than my age to other people cause of my shortness and the clothes I could fit in with my height. I get a kids menu for children 11 and under from the waiter/waitress when I go out to eat with my family and I'm only 14 years old. But, it's okay because I can't eat...
    short98 short98 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2012

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    I am 15 and turning 16 on October 15th.

    . I look like im 8 :3 I'm the one on the left
    ChewChuu ChewChuu 16-17, M Oct 10, 2014

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    I am 26. I always get carded

    for everything...even embarrassingly an R rated movie last year. Who cards people at the movies?
    CainMarko CainMarko 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 7

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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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    girls be looking 21 when they're 14

    and then theres me, looking like a 10 year old
    uhkenz uhkenz 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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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, 2014

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    26

    I'm 26 years old and have the physical development of a 12 yo
    kaylieeva kaylieeva 26-30, F 10 Responses May 2, 2013

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    I'm 19. But why do I need to show my passport

    to buy a bottle of Sprite. And the cashier lady just say oh I thought you're 15. Hello!! It's just sprite !!! Not vodka for God's sake !!
    Amaze16 Amaze16 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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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 8 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    I'm 25 next week and

    when I ask strangers to guess my age they usually guess between 13 and 15. I'm 4'10" and still have quite a childlike face. For my 18th birthday my husband (my boyfriend back then) decided to take me to an adult store to buy some couples toys. We went in, and immediately the...
    bethany1990 bethany1990 22-25, T 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I'm A 3rd Year College Student... I Swear!!

    I'm 20 and this is my 3rd year in college.... yet hardly any older folk (as in people who are in my age group) every believe that! They always say I look "too young to be in college". I suppose it's how I dress. I'm a casual person and I like casual comfortable outfits... I...
    cecillia2010 cecillia2010 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 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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    mynakedlife mynakedlife 36-40, M 5 days ago

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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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    ewrybody say I look like I hawe 15-17 years

    even I hawe 25.And that actully a bit strange cause when I was that age ewrybody was thini I am older. lol
    MilenaLena MilenaLena 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9

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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 8 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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    I'm 30 years old, and six feet tall.

    the ages I get mistaken with the most is 18. I'm a high school teacher, teaching 12th grade economics and every new school year, the new students and parents mistake me as one of the studnets in my class.
    coachaxel coachaxel 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I have seen 42 summers

    but this a couple college kids have guessed me at 28-32. YES!
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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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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    pardax pardax 13-15, M Dec 30, 2014

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    I am sixteen but most people say I look a lot

    younger because I am small for my age and have a baby face. I get mistaken for 12 or 13 which is annoying. I'm 4'10" and my voice when I talk doesn't help much, I sound like a little kid. I am told I will be happy about all this when I am older but right now it is annoying to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 4, 2014

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    I'm 20, but people think I'm like,

    16 or something. Haha it doesn't bother me, I'll take it
    XxFuckYouxX XxFuckYouxX 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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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 am almost 17 years old& a lot of people tend

    to tease me for looking 12 or so. Especially now that I've started. People find it hard to believe until I show them my College ID card!! ...I even got let off & passed off for being 10 when I was travelling to London last October. I guess looking younger than you are can have...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    I'm 22 in a few months

    but everyone thinks I'm like 18 or 19 :')
    Jtravelgirl93 Jtravelgirl93 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Look at this and tell me how old I am.

    .... I just like the way I look but some people don't get it.... & my height doesn't help :(
    crazysoul24 crazysoul24 22-25 4 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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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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    mynakedlife mynakedlife 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    People I work with always tell me I am very

    mature for my age. Not true, I just look way younger than I actually am. I have always looked extremely young for my age. I could still pass for a sophomore in high school.
    sfoss21 sfoss21 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    i'm 20 but i look 12.

    it's kind of difficult being disrespected by people younger than me. but my best friend is 37 he thinks i'm funny and i feel eccepted that way instead of typical "whoa ur HOW OLD"
    minibird minibird 18-21, M Feb 7

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    Short, skinny, small busted,

    child like face. XD I wish I looked a lil older, if not my age. I hate being sidelined in many situations owing to this. But yes, it comes with its advantages too and also hoping it all pays off later. :)
    idontlikesharingmyfriends idontlikesharingmyfriends 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9

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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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    LittleMissMew LittleMissMew 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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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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    marvel901jones marvel901jones 41-45, M Nov 18, 2014

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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 3 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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    Lelayla Lelayla 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 9

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    I am young. But people say I'm too young to

    work at Wal-Mart. im turning 20 in a few days. They make it seem like sucha bad thing.
    flamedvelvet flamedvelvet 18-21, F Dec 9, 2014

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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 am 28. 5.0 and i have 8 months old son.

    ... People see me as a teenager who waisted her life and future. When i tell people i have husband they ask me why i married so young. And then i tell them my age and they are shocked. I look like 19,20 sometimes 17 but it depends how i have my hair and what i wear.
    orcaliber orcaliber 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    people tell me that all the time

    but I don't believe them
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    I used to think I was the only one to look like

    a kid at my age! I rarely meet any around. Where had y'all been hiding all this while? ;) *Feeling connected* ^.^
    idontlikesharingmyfriends idontlikesharingmyfriends 22-25, F Feb 11

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