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I Look Younger Than I Am

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    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 10

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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 33 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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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, 2014

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    I'm 14 and people say I look 12

    and I'm kind of short so I can never find a girlfriend that is in my league or cute without being hideous
    brileylikespie brileylikespie 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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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, 2014

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    jakemin jakemin 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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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, 2014

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    I am 15 but am quite short

    and of a very small build so people tend to assume I am about 12. What doesn't help is that all the girls my age wear a lot of makeup but I choose not to so this makes me look even younger! I did a drama course recently for people over the age of fourteen and several people...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I'm 29 and people always think I'm 18-20.

    I'm completely ok with that.
    KaoriNyte KaoriNyte 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 21

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    Lots of people don't believe me

    when I say I'm 15, they think I'm like 12-13.
    ShyGirlz15 ShyGirlz15 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 17

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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 15 (soon to be 16)

    but I look like I'm 10 :(
    raisetheroof raisetheroof 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 23

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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 15 Responses May 2, 2013

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    I'm turning 25, still look 14.

    Am I stuck in time? I just stopped growing! But when I'm 50 hope it will be nice
    happycupcake happycupcake 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    Woop! Just got ID'd..

    .. Given my age that is a huge compliment in a 'Think 21' store. Happy days... :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 24, 2014

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    I am a high school teacher

    and people always confuse me with being a student. I'm always getting carded. But of course it doesn't bother me. I mean I'm 32 and people say I look early 20s now but when I'm 50 hmmmm maybe I will look 30 😁
    BlueRose601 BlueRose601 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 2014

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    I am 15 but people think 12.

    I am short, only 153 cm. And my parents also treat me like a younger boy, put me into shorts even in winter, I get beatings, strict rules.
    erik2000erik200 erik2000erik200 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    I'm 21 and have been told I look between the

    ages of 12 and 17. Thanks crazy people. At least I age well
    fiendishcandy fiendishcandy 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    25 & I still get carded at the theater,

    or buying an R-rated film or M-rated game.
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    I have issues with people thinking I'm way

    younger than I really am. Some people think I'm like 11 or 12. It bothers me mostly because people treat me differently and it's hard for me to be taken seriously cause I look so young. How old do I really look? And how can I make myself look older? More mature maybe?
    Missprincessgabby Missprincessgabby 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 13

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    I'm in my 30's & very petite.

    So, I'm constantly bombarded with "HOW old are YOU?" And then look at me in disbelief when I answer truthfully. I'm carded every single time I go out to bar. At times it can get annoying but for the most part I take it as a compliment. Of course the following question is How do...
    UndeniableYouth UndeniableYouth 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I went to Ihop today

    and they gave me a coloring page... I'm years 23 old.(???)
    tinalr tinalr 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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    When you look young, you cannot

    even express your feelings to someone of your age you are attracted to. Becaue their reaction to that would be hillarious.
    faisal6309 faisal6309 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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...
    anonymousgirl12345678910 anonymousgirl12345678910 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 16, 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 10 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    it's a good thing that a woman look younger

    than her age, unless when she wants a drink but she looks like a 15 y/o >, <
    Samousse Samousse 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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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 5 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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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 5 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    I remember when I took the plane to go to

    California a year ago and I was by myself. The security person told me I could keep on my shoes and I thought that it was just because we didn't have to take off our shoes at that airport. I was wrong. I read a sign a few step away that said children could keep on their shoes. I...
    badazzbasicbich badazzbasicbich 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Taking Care of My Body While I was waiting at

    the bus stop for the bus to take me to the train station, I got chatting to this young woman. I told her I was very new to the area and not used to the irregular bus service. She said she's only been in the area for a year and has got used to the way the buses operate. We ended...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F Jan 25

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    I'm a junior (11th grade)

    and people always assume im a sophomore (10th grade) or a freshman sometimes I even get mistaken for an 8th grader.... ? idk it kinda sucks but I know it's a good thing cause when I get older I know I'll love looking younger than what I'll actually be. ya know?
    gm126 gm126 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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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, 2014

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2014

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    I'm 20, but yeah I don't look my age.

    People think I am younger. They haven't really told me an age exactly, but yeah . Maybe it's because I am short ha:P and well I don't really like the idea of growing up. I am mature in many aspects of my life, but when it's comes to have fun, I am really immature lol. Like...
    Flawful Flawful 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    I was out Christmas shopping today with my

    brother and best friend. I went into a sports store and ended up getting my brother the coolest present ever! It's a signed picture of a Flyers hockey player. Anyway, while checking out the worker was telling me to check out his Facebook page and asked if my parents let me use...
    kamaci kamaci 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Often mistaken for 14/15 year old.

    I suppose it's better to look younger than older though haha :)
    Nethaly Nethaly 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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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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    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 4 Responses May 16, 2013

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 39 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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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 6 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Im 26 and people think im 18 :/ I probably get

    overly offended but I cant help it. im tired of having to explain myself to others.
    Mariealva Mariealva 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 4

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    I look younger than I am

    and I absolutely love it. For me, it's like an endless line of compliments. I love getting free stuffs because people thought I was a kid and usually people treat you really nice and stuffs. There were a few funny experiences however...like this one time during my senior year in...
    FluffyDramaLlama FluffyDramaLlama 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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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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    I'm 14 but I have a growth disorder

    so I look a little younger like 11 or 12
    ellajade ellajade 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 23

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    WHERE ARE EP VOLUNTERS?

    WHY THEY ARE NOT ANSWERING MY QUSTION? EXPERINCE PROJECT IS FOR EP MEMBERS OR EP MEMBERS ARE FOR EXPERINCE PROJECT?????????
    ZENALOBI ZENALOBI 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'm 15 and I look 12.

    That's how lucky I am....
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 18, 2014

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    I'm 17 and a lot of people tell me I look 12.

    When I wear makeup I'm told it makes me look at least 15.. I just can't win loll I think it's mostly because I'm really short and skinny
    xKatlyn xKatlyn 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 4