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I Look Younger Than I Am

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    and I hate it. it's why I have facial hair

    and have kept it since I was 15.
    enjoymentofquiet enjoymentofquiet 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    AyuBDas AyuBDas 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    Was a curse when I was younger,

    now its a blessing. When I am clean shaven and short hair I can usually get ID'd
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M May 28

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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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    You are only as young

    as you feel!!
    leaalice leaalice 36-40, F 3 Responses May 4

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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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    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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    people often say I look like I'm 14.

    4 years younger. This might help me in the future.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 13, 2014

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    yesitsme123 yesitsme123 31-35 2 Responses May 28

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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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    so i was at my sister school (the elementey

    school i used to study at) and i came to her school without an outfit that fits the dress code and a phone in my hand i got sent to the principal's office then i told her i dont even study in this school and she was like: you look like a 6th grader
    ThePsychoMantis ThePsychoMantis 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 16

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    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 10

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    somesortofcreature somesortofcreature 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just got carded for a lighter

    while wearing my security uniform ffs. I can't wait to look old.
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 13

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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 14 Responses Jan 30, 2014

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    StevieP15 StevieP15 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    I suppose its a good thing in the long run,

    but just recently I seem to be looking younger and younger can be quite frustrating 😠
    cazzi87 cazzi87 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Isn't it fun seeing people get shocked by your

    actual age? It's even more amusing when I try to buy alcohol. I had to get my ID checked and the employee had to get her manager to make sure my card wasn't fake, and yesterday a group of older adults thought I was still in high school. Nope! This drink is good, though xD
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 19

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    People are usually shocked at my age.

    ..and trust me, it not genetics. Yet, they constantly criticize my eating and lifestyle habits. And IIIIIIIII'm the "crazy "one..Hehe
    LingYai LingYai 46-50, M May 28

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    I don't know if it's good

    or bad but I look younger than I am I'm nearly 16 and look about 13-14, my mum it will be good when I am older
    thefox99 thefox99 16-17, M May 18

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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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    smarassologist smarassologist 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 3

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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 took a bus and is waiting

    for a friend to find me. I got here cheap though since the bus driver insisted that I shouldn't pay adult price, even though I said adult. When I pointed out how expensive it would be if a control person came on board he just said that they'd never question me. And my tooth is...
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 1 Response Jun 19

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    so I have 4 younger brothers

    and we all met up at the bar. once everyone was ready to order I the big sister was the ONLY 1 to be carded. ?!.!?!! I'm in my 30's my brothers are 21-25. gotta love them country boys...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 7

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    I am turning 27 this year.

    But because of my height and my face (?) they think I am 20-23 ish. I get hit on by younger guys but I would prefer those who are within my age range or (not much) older than I am
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 20 Responses May 3

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    anonymoussas anonymoussas 13-15, F 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 have realized I get told I look like I am 21

    because I am emotionless. Less smiles=less wrinkles.
    selfunknown selfunknown 31-35, F 1 Response May 21

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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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    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, 2014

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    I'm 31 and people still think I look about 20.

    I have a 9 year old son and people are always surprised because they think I look too young to have a 9 year old child.
    stephanie29 stephanie29 31-35, F 12 Responses May 18

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    I look younger than I am.

    And it's true. Sometimes, it's a good thing. I love to look young in your eyes. However, there may be problems with this. People associate young with the word "inexperienced". The mindset is not right. I am experienced in certain things. . . Just you can't tell by looking at...
    Lonely90s Lonely90s 22-25, M May 20

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    One time I really understood how much younger I

    looked when I helped out in a student music team and this high schooler was very friendly and was chatting me up... Then he asked where I went to school and his face fell when I said I was already working... Whoops ;) Sorry kid!
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 9

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    I am 20 and went to one of my student's 8th

    grade graduation. i met with her family and they asked if I was graduating from the eighth grade too. I said no I was twenty not 14 and they said I didn't look like it at all >.< dang it
    TiredOfBeingHurt TiredOfBeingHurt 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 5

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    I got carded for a rated R movie this week.

    I am turning 32 soon when will this **** end?
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 2

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    I am about to turn 37

    and have a preteen daughter. People are just starting to say I look like I can finally pass for being 21. UGH, but funny too.. My daughter has been asked for her whole life: who is that picking you up from school?= “your nanny,” “your sister,” “your babysitter...
    AnnaBugMom AnnaBugMom 31-35 4 Responses Apr 30

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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 miss my mind...it's beginning.

    Can't remember things like I use to.
    iviscott iviscott 56-60, M Jun 15

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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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    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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    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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    So a couple days ago someone commented

    that I looked kids young and this isn't a new thing. I have gonna to buffets before that offer kids price for anyone 12 and younger and even though I was with my 2 younger siblings and my mom had asked for 3 adult and 1 child meal, the lady at the cashier went out of her way to...
    Aby0805 Aby0805 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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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 7 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Many people think I'm young

    because of my face...It's frustrating but ehhh if I have to be a certain age to have a good conversation then Ima pass. Wanna know my age just ask. Easy
    thatonegirl360 thatonegirl360 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 30

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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 9 Responses Jun 4, 2014

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    I'm told I'm 15 all the time.

    Probably has to do with the fact that I rarely dress up 😂 ah well