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I Look Younger Than I Am

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    I Look Like I'm In My Late 20's, Not Early 40's

    I guess I look young for my age, and it must be due to my Asian genes. I get it all the time-people shocked at how young I look. It is a little bothersome because people don't tend to respect me much until they get to know me. I am a hard worker and I am dedicated and honest. If...
    Txsmom Txsmom 41-45, F 19 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    Some ppl think I look 30.

    I got carded a couple times in the past year but it was because they card if you don't look 40. I guess that's a new thing. I'm 48. Had to show my license at a bank and the guys eyes got real big and he said "Wow. I wouldn't have thought that!" Lol. I'm a kid at heart. Guess...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 24 Responses Aug 21

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    I still get carded for everything,

    I was refused alcohol when I was 23 because the woman said I had a fake ID, and a gas station worker had the nerve to shake her head and make a rude comment about me wearing a tube top because I was "too young". I told her I was 22 and that shut her right up. I'm 28 and my three...
    galexytwin galexytwin 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    people often say I look like I'm 14.

    4 years younger. This might help me in the future.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 13

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    I look younger than I really am.

    I'm 23 and people who dont know me think I'm 15 or 16. I take it as a compliment. :)
    snyper89 snyper89 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I look about 8 or younger

    but I'm almost 18. And yes I'm still in diapers
    Lostneverfound Lostneverfound 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I have Asian heritage,

    which obviously translated into a younger-looking type: skin that defies time, small in height and skinny in frame. Everyone assumes I should be grateful for it... BUT there are moments that deeply disturb me. They almost hurt me to my core, because sometimes I feel like people...
    Kiamond Kiamond 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    every week me and two friends go to dinner

    together we usually take turns pay I am short and small for my age I am in my early twenties one of my friends is in her late teens she and I both look younger than (she looks 12 years old and I look like I'm 13lol )we are . tonight going out to eat was funny my one friend who...
    me0883 me0883 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    People are surprised to find out I don't attend

    middle school since long ago... They are even more surprised when they hear that I am a legal adult! Everyone thinks I am 5-7 years younger than I really am, I know this may not be much, but it is when you are still in your teens. Unless I wear makeup, which rarely happens. I...
    NarcissaBlack NarcissaBlack 18-21, F Nov 11

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    I've been told I look approximately 12-14 years

    old for the past decade. I'm in my mid-twenties.
    Iahmose Iahmose 22-25, M Dec 2

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    Couldhelp Couldhelp 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 12

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    I'm not sure if it's

    because I have a boyish face, or if it's the long hair, but I get mistaken for being a teenager all the time. One person thought that I looked 17! I guess I shouldn't complain though, it's nice to feel youthful.
    sleeperstream sleeperstream 22-25, M Dec 9

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    The other day at work a coworker told me she

    thought I was 21. Made me feel pretty good :)
    leeleemarie88 leeleemarie88 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Well I thought I did

    until tonight. I recently joined a gym and some of those 20 year old guys were calling me sir. I know they were just being polite but still, it made me feel so old.
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 8 Responses Nov 26

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    I am 27 but people give me ages between 17

    and 19 !! I work as a chemist in the university , and I have been asked hundreds of time if I am a student ! :D .. in fact it is wonderful to look younger than you are.
    mohameko1987 mohameko1987 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    18.

    Ill be nineteen in a week, and i get told i look like im about 12 all the time.. -.-
    babylove13 babylove13 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    I'm 15 and I look 12.

    That's how lucky I am....
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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    I look like I'm about 15

    and in school people come up to me and say hey! you're a freshman right? and I'm kinda like ummm no and I'm hanging out with people they know who are my age and they're like what a sophomore and I'm like nope I'm a senior turn 18 in a month they're like no way you look like 15...
    meow1019 meow1019 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    today a 15 year old boy tapped me on the

    shoulder and said "I like girls with a bit of meat on them, can I have your number?" 1. like is he calling me fat or something. 2. I'm 5 years older than him! i don't like children
    ohmyangela ohmyangela 18-21, F 21 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    I'm 25 and I can pass

    as much younger. I don't know how old people think I look these days, but I still get carded and the bartender often looks skeptical. I think I could probably pass as 18/19. I used to hate it, now I don't mind.
    flyawayhome flyawayhome 22-25, F Dec 3

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    Age Play With The Fact I Do Look Young

    If you were to look at my pictures you would have to agree that I look younger than I really em. I'm at the turning point of 20 and stand 4'7. I've been asked before by people I dated or know to dress up for them like a little girl. Its been fun and its also been creepy. Having a...
    ashleycambell88 ashleycambell88 18-21, F 3 Responses May 16, 2013

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    I'm small. And people think I'm like 17!

    But I'm not, I'm almost 23 dang it. I'm not a baby! I am legal. haha
    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 30

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    Medical Condition

    I have an undefined medical condition. The doctors do not have a name for it, and are not overly worried about it, other than the fact that I develop at about half speed. It is a big hassle in the fact that I am constantly having to prove how old I am.
    kaylieeva kaylieeva 26-30, F 16 Responses May 2, 2013

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    It's a gift , I dont mind people getting

    confused about my age . I like looking you ger than my age , 😘
    PinkLipstick00 PinkLipstick00 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I get carded at least

    once every other month...I asked the last person who asked to see my I.D. when I ordered some wine if she was joking to make me feel good about myself...she looked at me like I was crazy and said that, no, she actually needed to see my license! I love it...and I was just reading...
    lovevolves8 lovevolves8 36-40, F Dec 4

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    I'm 20 years old and still people think i look

    like i'm only 14. I like to tell people it doesn't annoy me when they mention it but the truth is that it always makes me insecure when I walk into University. It's also a big reason why I avoid going out at night to bars or clubs, its hard to not be stared at.
    Fox0cean Fox0cean 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    Funny thing happened,

    I went to the store ,to buy groceries ,and beer,and my almost 12 yr old daughter was with.So we are checking out,and the lady scans my beer,and asks to see my I.D.So i get out my wallet ,and show it to her,my daughter starts cracking up!She asked the lady,"are you serious,that's...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 15 Responses Jan 30

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    18 Not 14

    Sooo everywhere i go no matter what, when people ask how old i am they autimatically start to say 14 and get this suprise look on their face when i say im 18. They're like " no ur not" like really? I kno my DOB and how old i am its on my id dumbass so dont call me a liar...
    BeautifulStarlight BeautifulStarlight 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    I'm very angry and pissed off.

    I'm not any ages between 10-18. Try a bit higher guys! I'm so angry. The other day starting a new job, I was dressed formally, makeup, everything nicely done. And one of the men in charge asks, "Um hello?? Why is there a child here?? Who's is she? Get her out of here!" And Maria...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 24

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    Today I was told I look 17/18 Years old.

    I'm a 29 year old single mother and I have 2 jobs. feeling fabulous darling!
    Sw33tBrownSugar Sw33tBrownSugar 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I am 25 but people mistake me

    for 16 or 18 years old ;3;
    TheDesireToDance TheDesireToDance 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I am 33 years old and a middle school teacher.

    My kids always ask how old I am and I tell them to guess. They usually stick to 23 or 24. I just tell them I will go with that and walk off. Last week a student that knows me really well freaked out when he heard I was 33. He swore up and down that I was 20.
    dovie6 dovie6 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Although I am 17, due to my small stature

    and occasionally my personality, I'm usually mistaken to be younger. These misconceptions of my age range from the idea of me being a sophomore to the assumption that I am a 10-12 years old. I blame it on the infamous Asian aging theory.
    AiKii AiKii 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I look 3 years younger

    than I actually am. That's what I usually get anyway. So I guess I'm 21. (:
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F Nov 10

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    People always guess me around 19-21

    when Im actually 25 ;) i use to hate looking younger but now its starting to pay off=)!
    CrownedWoman CrownedWoman 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    just one more real life story !

    When I had gave birth to my son I was 26 years old and a woman came up to me and started yelling at me "your only16 years old and you have a baby go to school." I was with my mother at the time because I just gave birth to my son. we both started laughing. I said thank you I'm...
    Sw33tBrownSugar Sw33tBrownSugar 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Just turn 40 and I look pretty good

    for my age. Sometimes when I meet people they think I'm in my early thirties. Well I really try to take care of myself..
    katmakat99 katmakat99 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 4

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    I'm 24, still getting carded harder

    for cigarettes than alcohol. Guess I look well under 18. :)
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I may look like I'm twelve,

    hence my baby cheeks face and short height, but I'm actually a 97 kid. Do the math. Asian problems forever. I would rather look younger than older; as I get older. But treated like my own age. I am also the kind of girl who never wants to grow up, so sometimes I act like a...
    llovelyfallenangell llovelyfallenangell 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Everyone says I look older

    because I'm rather tall, but I think I look 16.
    jeremyspoke jeremyspoke 18-21, M a week ago

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    When i was about 20 my ex friend

    who was also 20 would boast that people thought she looked 26. A few years later she hated it when she no longer got asked for ID in clubs and i did. Heheh.
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F Nov 25

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    Fixing To Be 33

    For as long as I can remember people always tell me I look younger than my age. I have had people tell me that I look like I am still in my early 20's and younger. For a while it drove me crazy but now I appreciate having young genes :)
    SexyBellyButton80 SexyBellyButton80 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    I'm fifteen.. Someone asked me

    if I was thirteen! I'm sixteen in nearly 5 month! Sucks that I look apparently 13.
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    Linaa29 Linaa29 18-21, F Nov 22

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    I'm 18 but I look like a 14-16 year old.

    I'm like 4ft 11 and have a baby face. Sometimes I wish I was taller but I don't mind having a young-ish looking face. It's kinda annoying when younger guys think your the same age and want to date you though..lol!
    rcmh17182 rcmh17182 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    13 Look Like Im 10 ;(

    Im and thirteen and I am 4'8! I am flat chested. Everyone thinks I am so little. Last fall i got to spend a day at the high school im going to in August. Everyone thought i was too little and teachers asked why i was there. All the other big kids there were trying to pick me up...
    Rayebay Rayebay 13-15, F 12 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    Well, no one seemed to notice the advantage.

    I think some fail to take advantage of looking younger. When you grow up, get experience, you find that both women and men are attracted to younger people. Then, looking like you're 14 can be a definite advantage. ;)
    Wendy753 Wendy753 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I got asked at the zoo recently

    if I was 13 lol I was like no, I'm 21 and they were like whattt lol the thing is when I was around 12 I used to get mistaken for being older and people thought my little brother was my daughter because he used to have real light curly blonde hair and they thought he looked so...
    HopelessClarity HopelessClarity 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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    I'm 18 years old and look about 12/13,

    I'm petite and only 5"2/ 5"3. sometimes I hate looking so young but other times I love it lol, but can never get into night clubs or anything and have always been told I have a fake ID
    EmmiKitty EmmiKitty 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 13

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    Apparently.

    I am nineteen years old, however whenever I meet new people, they assume I'm between twelve and fifteen. Do I take it as a compliment? No. I find it offensive, in fact. I'm an adult, almost twenty years old, and yet they think I'm a kid. Because I look like one, I'm then treated...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 35 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    I Have Been 18 For 10 Years Now...

    When i was in high school, around age 16, people started mistaking me for older, usually they guessed 18. As i got older, with each passing year, people have continued to guess that i'm 18. I turned 19, then 20, then 21, then 22, 23, 24, and now i am currently 25 damn years old...