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I Look Young For My Age

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    Hate Looking Immature - Hello, everyone, my name is Joey, and for many years now, I've felt that I look too young for my age.  It all started a few months after I turned...
    CompNerd89 CompNerd89 22-25, M 22 Responses Feb 16, 2010

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    I Look Younger - I have always been told that I look young for my age. I am 31 but most people think I am in my twenties and some even think I am young enough to be carded! Once I...
    beaniefiend beaniefiend 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    I Am So Tired Of People Reminding Me How Young I Look... - Yeah, maybe when I'm in my 50s I'll be grateful for my youthful looks.. but until then... SHUT THE HELL UP! I'm 22 years...
    AngelDeAmor182 AngelDeAmor182 18-21, F 1 Response May 20, 2012

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    Half My Age - I'm 41 years old ( well, on the 20th will be)  but look like I'm half my age, and most of the time, I act like it, too..
    Jeanieb Jeanieb 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2008

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    I'm 32 And I Get Carded When I Want To See An R Movie - I remedied that solution by going to the same theater so I don't get asked that any more. Whenever I order a drink it's...
    birdsofprey93 birdsofprey93 31-35, F Oct 10, 2013

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    I Have A Pretty Bad Case - I am 17 and people mistake me for a 8 or 9. Yeah. Not kidding. -Sigh- I just can't catch a break.
    MeowMellie MeowMellie 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    It Keeps Happening - I bought a bus pass from the bus driver the other month when my car broke down. I needed it so I could get to work. I paid for the pass and didn't look at it...
    Gumba1000 Gumba1000 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    I am beginning to appreciate it now as I am in my mid thirties but it was annoying when I was younger. Particularly being asked for ID in a bar when I was 25, much to the amusement...
    Amatterofrecord Amatterofrecord 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I Almost Can't Wait To Get Some Grays! - Growing up, I had always been the young one in school simply because I started preschool at the age of three and moved onto kindergarten...
    kkellyy15 kkellyy15 22-25, F Jan 26, 2012

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    Too Young For A Credit Card - I just went to Lake Tahoe, and while grocery shopping there I swiped my credit card to pay. The cashier said, "You look a little young to have a...
    mauiwowee mauiwowee 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    It Usually Goes Like This... - Random Person: "So, how old are you?" Me: "Umm.. 20" RP:"You're 20? You?" Me:"Yeah.." RP:"......" RP:" HAHAHAHAHA OMG you are 20? I though the most...
    EiramZaid EiramZaid 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2012

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    How To Look Older? - I want to grow old quick, don't suggest drugs/sex thats not a solution.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 12, 2013

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    Whaaat! - I am always told that I look young I get carded for liquor and they always stare at my ID. When my daughter and I  are together and she calls me mom people...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 4, 2008

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    Now And Then - Still happens. People assume I'm 12-15 years younger than I am. Which is just fine with me now. Back then, it was such a nuisance to get carded. I tried to make the...
    Indie42 Indie42 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    Forever Young - My Looks Precede Me - I have always looked very young for my age.  I am currently 31 and always have been small for my size.  I am 5 foot and have been told I...
    mstafford mstafford 31-35 Apr 29, 2012

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    48 Going On 20. - I look young, I act young. Just who I am. My daughter says I act like I am about 20. I am 48 and people usually guess my age from 30-40. I was at my daughters...
    BittenDog BittenDog 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    At Least People My Age Think So - Every time I am out at a restaurant I get the drink menu (even though I'm 18), because outside of my circle of friends and age group, people see...
    KilieLove KilieLove 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    Unfortunately So... - People think I am 12... Seriously... what the hell??  
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2008

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    Looking 2 Young, Beautiful N Hot Might B Fatal - I am approaching 60 and to my adult children's consternation, I am dating men younger than my youngest son, age 23. I am not...
    seraphimtouch seraphimtouch 56-60 1 Response Apr 15, 2011

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    Never Changed - I have always looked young. I just recently turned 18 and I still look same as I was when I was in the 5th grade. I wish I looked older, but that doesn't seem to be...
    LoveisSame333 LoveisSame333 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2012

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    Dont Like Looking Too Young For My Age - hi, im 27 years old and i look like im still in high school, sometimes middle school.  people always tell me that ill appreciate it when i...
    yukibattery yukibattery 26-30 16 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    I Am Older Than I Look - Even though I am 60, many people tell me I look younger than I am. Others are always telling my husband that he robbed the cradle when in fact I am older...
    SweetMae SweetMae 56-60, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    Look And Act Young For My Age - I've been told many times that I look 32-34 years old. Also because I'm youthful, carefree and cheerful they've said I act like in my 20's. I've...
    Norianna Norianna 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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    My Age - i know that i look young for my age and i consider myself lucky i look and act like i am 17 and that makes me happy pll don't believe that i am a 32 year old mother of two...
    metalchick metalchick 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    I Think My Cp Has Some Thing To Do With It - I was a preemie baby & I have CP (Cerebral palsy). I use a wheelchair as well. I am 5'3 & 108lbs. that s good thing because I have use...
    me0883 me0883 18-21, M Jan 12, 2013

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    Turning 21 Next Month, Look Like I Am 16. - I have always had a baby face and it's probably what I am most insecure about, physically. People are always asking me what grade I am...
    princesssamy princesssamy 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2013

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    I'm Not a Kid!!! -     OK, for real, I'm not 12. I'm not a kid. I'm not my friends kid. I'M 26 YEARS OLD. I SERVED 2 TOURS IN IRAQ. I'M GROWN!!! I wish people...
    ImminentDisaster ImminentDisaster 26-30, M 10 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    Looking Your Age - What age do you appear to be? Well, I've always looked younger than I actually was and that continues to the present day when I'm 75 and people tell me that I...
    gleep gleep 70+, M 3 Responses Aug 13, 2011

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    I Am 26 And I Look Like A Teenager. - I am 26 and i look like a teenager.
    Royseema Royseema 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    The Blessing & the Curse - Went to a bar last night to see a friend's band play, got carded (as usual), they told me I look about 19. Tomorrow I turn 32. Overall I don't mind the...
    doe333 doe333 31-35, M 5 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    21 Year Old Guy. I Look Like 15 - So i was bored and i googled ''i look young man'' and finally came upon this site. So, yeah. I'm a 21 year old guy from the Netherlands and i'm...
    Pgb49 Pgb49 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2013

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    Next Year Is My Final Year - I am 20 years old , in third year of university and look like a kid of age 15.
    engrizwan engrizwan 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2012

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    The Older, the Better? - I remember when I was 17, often people thought I was 14/15. When I was 23, I was asked for my ID because the seller thought I was 17. Last year, I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 12, 2008

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    Forever A Punk Kid - I will be 29 years old next month.  People have guessed that I'm younger then I am since I've been an adult but it gets more irritating the older I get...
    krista81 krista81 26-30, F Nov 11, 2010

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    I'm 28 years old lol I've been told i look 21 or 23. It's flattering, but kinda annoying. There were also some kids that think Im still in high school and I look too young to have...
    msladyt757 msladyt757 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I am young I'm 20 for anyone who wants to know
    MonsterSlain MonsterSlain 18-21, M Feb 11

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    I Should Just Lie About My Age - I'm 47 and single. I find myself the victim of age descrimination--I should just lile about my age.
    paulandorder paulandorder 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    I'm 20, But I Look Like I'm 12. - I've always looked really young for my age. Probably because I'm half Filipino and my mom also looks really young for her age. Not only that, but...
    AyaChan89 AyaChan89 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    I Think I Made A New Best Friend. *l* - Unbelievable. I got CARDED yesterday while purchasing a bottle of wine! The cashier looked to be in his early 20s. I asked him if he needed...
    KaylaGiselle KaylaGiselle 46-50, F Dec 29, 2011

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    Combination of Genetics and Staying Out of the Sun - Realistically, I look 8 years younger than I am.  At 41, I have great skin, with no wrinkles or even the hint of them...
    Taphy Taphy 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    20 Years Old, But I Look Like I Am 16 Or 17... - Looking young has been an issue for me all my life. Growing up, I was often shorter than my peers and looked significantly younger...
    thatoneguy1991 thatoneguy1991 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    That Wat Friends Say - they know im 16 but say i look like a tall 12 year old. That makes me sad because i want to be 21 already. Guess why?
    Kid5252 Kid5252 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2013

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    I'm So Tired Of Hearing That I Look So Young - I get so frustrated hearing from people that I will be so happy one day to look so young for my age. Well that's nice, tell me I look...
    greeneyes32 greeneyes32 22-25 37 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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    Can't Help But Be Self-Conscious About This... - It eats away at me. I, for the most part, am a happy and friendly guy. I am motivated, going to school, and am really looking...
    jdiz60 jdiz60 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    20 Years Old And I Look Abnormally Young For My Age - I have dealt with this ever since I was a kid. Up until about the age of 3, I developed pretty normally, but as time went on...
    ThatGuy1991 ThatGuy1991 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    Let The Gray Hairs Stay Away - I just turned 27 a few months back. I'm still mistaken for a few years younger than that. When I go to the casinos, I always try to slip in without...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    I Had Enough Of Looking At Least 10 Years Younger Then My Actual Age - I am 33 in this year, people always telling me when they get to know it, that “ohh dear, you are not! Show...
    Meli24 Meli24 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    I alway get that shocked look when i tell people my age,I jst dont know what the foss is, i see a tired, old looking person when i look in the mirror lol. i cant buy anything/go...
    Tara86 Tara86 26-30, F Dec 26, 2013

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    Is My Mum Home??? - I am 32. Example 1: A few months ago (when I was still 31) the census lady came and knocked on our door. I answered the door. She looked at me and the convo...
    lalabanana lalabanana 31-35 3 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    I Look Significantly Younger Than My Actual Age, And It Has Become A Real Problem. - I'm 36, but I've been told I look around 22 or 23. People are always shocked when they find out...
    autumnsylver autumnsylver 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    im actually 90 but i look like 75 :3
    yaysandwich yaysandwich 18-21, F Mar 25