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I Look Younger Than I Am

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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 16 Responses Jan 30

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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 8 Responses Sep 24

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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'm 20, but people think I am anywhere from 12

    to 14 years old. I've always carded people when they buy alcohol, but I am carding more people who are at most a year or two older than me at the store lately. Wholey cow, am I supposed to look that old?? I never believed I looked like a kid, but that was because I was used to...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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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 38 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    Repost from May 20: I was in Vegas last week

    for business(I work with my family) and I was eating lunch at a buffet b/c I had a free ticket. The man at the table next to me asks "Where's your parents?". I told the man "I am 30". "Oh Sorry, you look much younger than that". What I did not tell him was that my parents were...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M Aug 18

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    I have found a group

    that fits me exactly!! I look super young, so much so that people ask me in drive thrus whether I'm old enough to be driving. People mistake me for 13 or 14 maybe and I'm 17! I used to hate it but now I'm kinda used to it.
    imacoolguy14 imacoolguy14 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 6

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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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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    I was compared with my 17 year old brother

    and someone decided to say 'oh he makes you look like a kid'. 'I'll take that as a compliment. '
    ray9725 ray9725 18-21, M Aug 17

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    Once I revealed my age to a dance partner

    and she exclaimed: 'I thought you were 14!'.
    loveVictorandDumas loveVictorandDumas 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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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    lexiroberts8 lexiroberts8 16-17, F Oct 2

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    Some people think I'm 14

    and others think I'm 24!! How the hell do people see me???????
    Xproblem Xproblem 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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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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    I constantly get carded

    or dirty looks from strangers who think I have had a bunch of kids at a really young age. It's highly annoying!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9

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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.
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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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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    My little brother and I look exactly alike,

    it's quite uncanny apparently. He's fifteen. People always assume that we're twins, or that he's older. Like hello, I am an official real live adult here?
    godvvave godvvave 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Yes. I'm worried people might think I'm not

    mature enough because I look younger than my age.
    CM04 CM04 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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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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    AmJordi AmJordi 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 10

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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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    Im 22 but still look 17 !

    But im not worried about this, it wil be so cool in my 30s :)
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 23 Responses Aug 21

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    People have told me they thought I was in my

    30s. I'll just leave it at that. :)
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response Oct 15

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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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    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 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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    Most would say I look 20

    or 21. I'm actually in my late 20's. Then again I never smoked and I don't consume alcohol that much. I eat healthy and I exercise. I guess all that hard work is starting to pay off. Besides, those who get plastic surgery do not look younger, they just look like they had plastic...
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    thatonegirl156 thatonegirl156 16-17, F Aug 27

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    I'm 27 years old, and I've been a teacher

    for five years. I've been at three different schools and it's always the same thing: kids automatically want to be my friend because I look young enough to be one of them. I have to be an extra hard *** just to steer them away from that mentality. Additionally , getting respect...
    mariaeisme mariaeisme 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 12

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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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    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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    Wanna hear weird genetics?

    My family which is Black but with strong Native American and White heritage. My grandparents had dark hair, dark eyes, and dark skin with Native American features. Every child they had was lighter and lighter with bright amber or hazel eyes and brown hair and with either fair...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M Sep 8

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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 21 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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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 18 Responses May 2, 2013

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    I often get asked about my older brother.

    ..... Meanwhile I am 5 years older than him. Dunno if thats a reflection on me or him?
    csouls csouls 31-35, M Oct 9

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    I was recently informed

    that under 16s weren't allowed to use the gym. The receptionist sure got a shock when I told her my real age.
    Dontcare8 Dontcare8 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 11

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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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    My brother's friend who's from Germany came to

    our house earlier, while I was in my PJ XD and he told my brother that I'm cute -.- and he thinks I'm 9 years old XD Seriously!? XD GLOB! HAHAHAHA
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F Aug 30

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    People always think I am 10-12.

    I am almost 17!! I am shirt kinda chubby face and havnt had my growth spurt yet. I always get asked how old I am at work "Are you old enough to work here?" This happened last week. I was in drive thru cashiering. A car came through and the man driving asked if my parents knew I...
    Oscarss Oscarss 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    I graduated college but I still get asked what

    high school do I go to? I even was asked if I like to go to homecoming at the grocery store. And at work every time there is a new security guard they give me a hard time about going into work as they don't think I'm to work there
    buzzed90 buzzed90 22-25, M Oct 10

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    People always think I'm 14

    or younger, I'm 18 :p people say it's a good thing, and maybe it will be when I'm older but right now it kind of sucks, o well
    Anotherrose96 Anotherrose96 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    A woman is in a state of embarrassment

    when she is frequently hit on by someone who is way too younger than she is. She appreciates looking younger but it's not always a good thing. People often think that I am considerably younger than I am (I actually look years younger than I am) and can pass for a high school...
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    Woop! Just got ID'd..

    .. Given my age that is a huge compliment in a 'Think 21' store. Happy days... :)
    MillyMilly33 MillyMilly33 31-35, F 1 Response May 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 23 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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