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I Look Young For My Age

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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 my actual age. I've begun noticing in the last few years that people treat me like I don't know what I'm talking about, and don't give me respect because they think I'm a kid who doesn...
    autumnsylver autumnsylver 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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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.  When I tell people that I have a 16 year old daughter, they are taken a back and tell me that I don't look old enough to have a 16 year old, that I...
    Taphy Taphy 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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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 never had botox and I don't have wrinkles under my eyes or crow's feet. My skin is smooth and I have no deep lines because I stay...
    Norianna Norianna 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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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 of my 21 year old girlfriend at the time who wasn't asked.
    Amatterofrecord Amatterofrecord 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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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 anywhere without getting asked for my i.d. i'm 27 btw and i've been told a few times that i look atleast 19, looking a couple of...
    Mama86 Mama86 26-30, F Dec 26, 2013

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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 get older - i hate it when they say that.  im almost 30 and its not making me any happier that i still look im in middle school/high school...
    yukibattery yukibattery 26-30 16 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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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 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 than he is. Even my doctor said she thought I was 35 or 40 when she first meet me. It is nice now but when I was 21 and had...
    SweetMae SweetMae 56-60, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 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 me your passport”. etc. Then they keep telling me, that when I get to 50 I will be glad if I still look younger. I don’t care about this. I want people to respect me...
    Meli24 Meli24 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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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 forward to starting my career soon. I feel that my age, 26, is perfect for where I'm at in my life because I was able to travel and work for a few years...
    jdiz60 jdiz60 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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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 in, what high school I go to, etc. Everyone assumes I am about 15-16. It is seriously the most offensive thing. I know most people probably mean...
    princesssamy princesssamy 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2013

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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 my arms to get around . What bothers me the most is that people will always tell me, "You'll appreciate it when you're older!" True, I probably...
    me0883 me0883 18-21, M Jan 12, 2013

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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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    I'm 18 but I look like 12.

    It also doesn't help that I'm the height of a 10 year old..
    paralyzedintime paralyzedintime 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 kids lol I don't see it. I think I look my age..
    msladyt757 msladyt757 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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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 you were 13!! HAHAHAHA! Are you serious? Not kidding?" Me:"No, not kidding.." RP:"Oh well" May have exaggerated but it usually...
    EiramZaid EiramZaid 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28, 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 being stopped. I get a kick out of the security guards that joke with me about it. To no success, I still can't get through without...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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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 school the other day. (She is 15) and she told me one her friends said I looked young. I am certainly not going to...
    BittenDog BittenDog 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 11, 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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    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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    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 kidding. I am seeing a 23 yr.old handsome man occasionally, a 22 yr. old and a 30 year old waiting in the wings. I prefer them anyway. Older men tthink I...
    seraphimtouch seraphimtouch 56-60 1 Response Apr 15, 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 me as older than my age. But when I am compared to someone actually my age, I look younger (maybe 15-16?) I know it's not THAT bad, but...
    KilieLove KilieLove 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    As far as I can remember I've always looked

    (and felt) young for my age. No person has ever guess my age correctly. When I was younger (specially a few years after high school) I didn't like the fact that people assumed that I was still in high school. Some people referred to me as "young", "tender", and "inexperienced...
    geertsjason5 geertsjason5 26-30, M Jul 12

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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 was carded when I went to buy an R rated movie! I think I look so young because I have a young face, long hair and am...
    beaniefiend beaniefiend 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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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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    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. When I first started high school, I actually looked like I was about 10 or 11 years old when I was actually 15. (this was back in 2006) Funny thing...
    thatoneguy1991 thatoneguy1991 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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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 because they are still guessing the same age that they were guessing five years ago.  I'm a smaller framed person with...
    krista81 krista81 26-30, F Nov 11, 2010

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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 look early 50s. In the ninth grade, I had a friend who was just the opposite. His name was John James. Funny name. Two...
    gleep gleep 70+, M 3 Responses Aug 13, 2011

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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 until I got off the bus at the other end. I had been given a school travel pass!
    Gumba1000 Gumba1000 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 11, 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 with a kid I took care of, at the park, and a grandma who was  with her grand child thought I was 18/19, 20 max. Recently...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 12, 2008

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    I'm 20 years old. But I look young i guess.

    I get people telling me they thought I was 16 or 17 years old. It doesn't bother me when someone tells me that or tells me I look young. It kind of gets me to me that some people will have a different attitude towards me unaware of my age. But when they found out I'm 20. OH NOW...
    BressonX8 BressonX8 18-21, M Jun 29

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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 best of it, but I usually ended up annoyed. About 10 years ago I was at World Market and they had bottles of...
    Indie42 Indie42 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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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 always the same thing in a tone "how old are you!" I say my age they don't believe me and I show them my card. People keep saying that its flattering and I...
    birdsofprey93 birdsofprey93 31-35, F Oct 10, 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 always stop and say "Did she call you mom?" most think that she is my little sister . I do look...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 4, 2008

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    But like everyone says

    when im 40 ill look 30 :3
    xXBlueMonkeyXx xXBlueMonkeyXx 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 5

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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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    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 into my first year of university. Anyway, i look very young for my age. I'm quite short (1.68-1.70m i think, that'd be about 5'6...
    Pgb49 Pgb49 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2013

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    I look young my age. Great

    for private life. Not so good for work. Haha
    ImAnAussieguy ImAnAussieguy 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 4

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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 teenage sons
    metalchick metalchick 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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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 fact that I loook way younger than I am, especially being a musician because 32 is old in the music business. But it has its...
    doe333 doe333 31-35, M 5 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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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 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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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 I'm also pretty short for my age, so people are always thinking I'm younger then I really am. When I got my first job at...
    AyaChan89 AyaChan89 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    I am 21 and a 16 year old told me I look younger

    than him. I know I look you but not that much! I just finished my 3rd year in University and some people mistake me as a Form 5 student visiting the school. I mean they reduced my age to 6 -7 years. Is that normal?
    larson101 larson101 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 27

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    jockguySNJ jockguySNJ 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 4

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    Well... When I was 15 I got into World's of

    Fun at the discounted price, which was for 11 and under... I passed for 11. Just had to strap my chest down. Lol. When I was 23 people thought I was anywhere from 16 to 18... Thanks to stress and bullshit I've aged quite a bit, but at almost 31 I still often get guessed at...
    Drechavo Drechavo 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 27

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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 credit card. Is that mom and dad's?" First of all, I am 22. I haven't even lived with my mom and dad in years. How young did...
    mauiwowee mauiwowee 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    its not

    fun.😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐
    harmlesscheesecake harmlesscheesecake 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    30, Look 16

    This has held me back from getting jobs where you have to be 21, from getting rental housing because the landlord thinks I'm too immature, gotten me really dirty looks from other parents who think I must have been pumping out kids as soon as I got my period, has gotten me carded...
    vavamama vavamama 26-30, F 17 Responses Jul 24, 2008

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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 fourteen.  I quit growing taller, and I thought my body was just taking a break, but several months later, I noticed that...
    CompNerd89 CompNerd89 22-25, M 22 Responses Feb 16, 2010

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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 young when I get older, not now when I'm 25 and I hear from everyone that I'm 15. Why do people think that saying this is a compliment when you...
    greeneyes32 greeneyes32 22-25 45 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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    xXBlueMonkeyXx xXBlueMonkeyXx 13-15, F Jun 13

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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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    I'm Turning 25 In 2 Days

    And just last week when I was getting my wisdom teeth removed they said I needed a parent to be at the office to take me home. I laughed and said "my mom is working but is it okay if my husband takes me home?" and pointed to him in the waiting room. The lady's jaw dropped and...
    moonprincessxox moonprincessxox 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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