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I Look Younger Than I Am

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    The most recent incidents

    that come to mind: 1. When I was going on a trip out of the country not too long ago, I was told that I was too young to travel alone. 2. A clown was going around a restaurant blowing up balloons at all the tables with kids. I was sitting with my parents and got a balloon. 3...
    eeeck eeeck 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My lovely daughter was skinny dipping in our

    above ground pool and got me in to play ball with her and some how one of her girlfriends came out in our fenced in pool are and was just going to visit till she found out that we were skinny dipping , then she wanted to stay too. I really didn't want her in the pool but she...
    longjohn11 longjohn11 41-45, M Dec 29, 2013

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    I haven't aged much since I was like.

    .14 and haven't grown since I was 10 lol,im 24..
    petitelady28 petitelady28 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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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'm 20 and people say a look 15

    and is so annoying.
    ForeverShades ForeverShades 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I'm 30 years old and get mistaken

    for someone much younger. I've even had someone think I was a 17 year old high schooler trying to sneak into a middle school dance I was chaperoning for my niece. Thank you nice man at the middle school door, for making me dig out my drivers license, because you didn't believe I...
    ceckybonkle ceckybonkle 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Almost everyone I met will think I'm an

    elementary student ._. And when they ask me what grade I said I'm in grade 9. And they will say I'm big ._. You should know the meaning of big, I'm not big compared to boy of my same age... This get annoying sometimes. I want to start losing weight and do training to not look...
    Sphine Sphine 13-15, M Jul 7

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    Bar Hopping

    I went out for ladies night last friday and I met a guy at the bar! Cute guy, funny so we went to the next bar with him.  At the first bar he declared that he was 35 and never been married, so I high fived him and said "I am 41 and never been married".  We chatted a bit he gave...
    likeliness likeliness 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    It sucks when they think

    that you're 10 years younger than you are, and they don't give a damn about you ~___~
    blankly91 blankly91 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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    well.....the picture of me

    and one of my buddies being idiots should tell the truth and my buddy is actually 4 years younger than me! so....witch one am i? guess!!!
    NinjaKittyTristyn NinjaKittyTristyn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Everyone think I'm 13

    or 14 but no one believe I'm 16.
    erfan316 erfan316 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    I Definitely Do Not Look Like A 14-year-old.

    People tell me I look like I'm in my teens. One person thought I look as young as a 14-year-old. I was shocked. I guess, I have to express my gratitude to my parents for their genes. I'm 22, but I've always looked younger for my age.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    pardax pardax 13-15, M 6 Responses Jun 29

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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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    A lot people says my voice sounds like a 15

    year old girl ,and sometime they said I look younger than I am because of my face it's small chubby chin, and I don't really like how people judge the way I look and my voice it just make me very feel like it's not me. So please don't judge the way I look 💫✨
    Linh222 Linh222 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    My best friend looks older

    than me and I'm 16 and she's 14. She's 5'9 and I'm 5'7. :/ I look younger than I am
    Britt199b Britt199b 16-17, F Jul 9

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    I have the body of a grown man,

    but the face of a 15 year old hahaha I say it's ok with the ladies, but for going out, it's a problem hahaha
    rainbowinthedark42 rainbowinthedark42 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm 16-turning-17 but I have a baby face

    that makes me look about 13 or 14, and I'm very short as well. Once I dropped my sister off at her middle school, and when I was going back out the guards at the middle school didn't let me leave; they thought I was a student there.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 29

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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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    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 6 Responses Dec 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.
    WeWereNeverAlive WeWereNeverAlive 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    I fantasize about being violated by young men,

    teenage boys. It could be because I don't view myself as a woman and am neither treated as one by people. I think about being overpowered by a boy and ravaged without being able to prevent him from *********** inside me. It scares me and arouses me very much.
    merrygentry merrygentry 31-35, F Jun 29

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    So a new Korean client

    and his wife walks into my office. We have never met. But he was referred to me by one of my good clients. As this new client and I greet each other in my lobby, I can tell he's gobsmacked with my youthful looks, slight build and ethnicity. He kinda stares at me, and asks if...
    REMx3 REMx3 46-50, M Jul 10

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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 24 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    xJamix xJamix 18-21, F 1 Response 3 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 13 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    I hate it. It's not like I want to grow up fast

    it's just I want to look my age. All my friends look their age or if not even older. I kinda still have a baby face.. I'm 14 turning 15 and I feel I look like 12. My height of 4'11 doesn't help much.. When will I grow out of this?😫 I'm probably exaggerating but any advice or...
    aliy14 aliy14 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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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 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 4

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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 4 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    I look like I'm 15 lol.

    This pic though...
    chrissyboo123 chrissyboo123 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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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 39 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    This is more of rant

    than a question. Genetically, I am predisposed to looking really young. I am korean/30male/173cm. My mother (which I think I got it from) is 67 and she looks like mid 30's. So you can imagine how young I would look. I think for a women it's definitely more acceptable than a man...
    anonnam anonnam 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I have always looked younger

    than I really am. Always get carded. Thus the moustache...
    ideluca ideluca 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 8

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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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    Just getting this out of the way quickly to

    decrease the number of mass messages I get: I am not a normal 18 year old girl. In fact, most people who see me in person say I look 12-15! Also, I read manga all the time, so you probably shouldn't even add me unless you read manga, too.
    littlestella littlestella 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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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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    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 11 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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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 17 Responses May 2, 2013

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    I rarely have anyone think I'm boy

    yet alone a 21 year old at that. Not a 12-16 year old girl everyone in public thinks I am. Makes me never want to leave my house ever again. It's weird having to tell people that no I really am 21, yes I'm old enough to drink and no I do not need to wait for my mommy thank you...
    RyskerSein RyskerSein 18-21, M Jul 16

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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 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I'm 19 but people have told me I look 16,

    I'm not complaining though lol
    onedayatatime01 onedayatatime01 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    My body is 26 years old

    but I look 16. I'm perfectly fine with it. :)
    spiritsoul1 spiritsoul1 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    valuhreeee valuhreeee 22-25, F 15 Responses 3 days ago

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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 22 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    youthberry youthberry 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    28 years old and 5' tall

    and I still get carded for r-rated movies! Occasionally I answer the phone and get "are your parents home?" I'm sure I'll appreciate more in another 5-7 years. It's definitely not a horrible thing, though at work it can be frustrating no matter how I dress or present myself.
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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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 2 Responses May 16, 2013

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    'Awww you're so cute in them little glasses

    and your baby face, you look about 15!' I'M 20 YEARS OLD YOU FOOL. P.s. ladies, calling a guy cute is a bad thing, top tip there.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 21 Responses Mar 4

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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 9 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    I attended some bank affairs the other day.

    While we were discussing the details of my business, the bank assistant became a little hesitant for a moment. Eventually she told me that I had to be at least 18 years old for my application to be successful and admitted that she couldn't tell if I was in high school or in...
    canttakeitin canttakeitin 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    Half My Age

    hi my name is nick and because of a growth disorder i look over half my age im 15 at the moment so you can see why i dont like how i look
    nickieboy nickieboy 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    When people ask my age I say I'm 15 * wich is

    true* but they say " no you can't be u look 12. It's cause I'm the hight of a 5th grader but I'm a sophomore.
    mischifmaker mischifmaker 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    HOW OLD ARE YOU- you look 18!

    I get this always. Now it sounds annoying. But i know it will sound good to hear after like 5 years from now. My guy is 14 years older than me, and i so want to look mature so we look matched.
    iamnotshy iamnotshy 22-25 3 Responses 1 day ago

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