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I Look Way Younger Then I Am

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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 4 Responses Nov 19

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    I'm 23 but obviously dont look like it :/ Its

    fun though, some kids think I'm a teenage youtube popstar?! Sadly thats why only younger dudes and girls are interested into me. Not complaining! But still strange :D
    ChipmunkTV ChipmunkTV 22-25, M Sep 6

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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 :(
    DaddysGirl24 DaddysGirl24 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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

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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 Aug 14

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    I'm 18 but I look around 12,

    no joking, I look way younger then I am , I'm 5"2 and very petite and small lol sometimes I wish I looked my age because it gets in the way of relationships but other times I like looking so young hehe
    EmmiKitty EmmiKitty 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 8

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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 4 Responses May 23, 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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    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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    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 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 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

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    marvel901jones marvel901jones 41-45, M Nov 18

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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

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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

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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 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    I'm eighteen, but people tell me

    that I look like I'm in middle school.
    sammisanin sammisanin 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    26

    I'm 26 years old and have the physical development of a 12 yo
    kaylieeva kaylieeva 26-30, F 9 Responses May 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    I have seen 42 summers

    but this a couple college kids have guessed me at 28-32. YES!
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 5 Responses Nov 18

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    UnfortunateCookie UnfortunateCookie 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 18

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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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    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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    I'm 20 and many people have thought I look

    15-17 it's a nice compliment but it is sometimes annoying always having to show my ID. I hope when I get older say in my 40s or 50s people will still think I look younger :)
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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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

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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 1 Response a week ago

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    people tell me that all the time

    but I don't believe them
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Always Get Asked How Old I Am

    im 21 people tell me i look 15
    Mhaddad21892 Mhaddad21892 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    I am 36 years old Born in 1978 I lived

    through the 80s And miss the music but not the spandex lol
    jupsta jupsta 36-40, F Nov 13

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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

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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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    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 once tried to shave

    when I was 8 using toothpaste & my uncles razor,needless to say it didn't end well
    mrfoulsteez mrfoulsteez 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    niko031 niko031 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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