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I Look Younger Than I Am

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    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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    The thing that seems funny

    for me is the expression on their face. People constantly ask my age and i just tell them im 17. Im a senior in high school but they think im like a 15 year old kid. Apparently i could be 14 15 and 16 hahahha i get tired of it sometimes . I think its a good thing because when...
    fherrera3 fherrera3 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 40 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    givemeabeer givemeabeer 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 4

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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 5 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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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 4 Responses Mar 26

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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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    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 am eighteen and I look like I'm 14-16 years

    old. People are shocked I can drive and go grocery shopping by myself. That I can go get lunch and go to church alone. Normally, it's okay and I just shrug it off but it's a little annoying when people underestimate you because you look younger than your actual age.
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    TheArtisticOne TheArtisticOne 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    funny story time, I am older

    than my boyfriend by almost three years, making me 24 when I met his mom. She took him aside and politely asked him if the girl he brought home was of legal age. I did not hear this part, only his somewhat loud "what must you think of me?! " and saw her very red face. Of course...
    soggyenderman soggyenderman 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    I am a guy. I am fairly short (5'7"),

    thin (~125 pounds) and can't grow facial hair to save my life. I am almost 27 but could easily pass for 15. No fun.
    TrailsAreCool TrailsAreCool 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Amaelin Amaelin 26-30 5 Responses Apr 9

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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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    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 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 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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    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 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 3 Responses Mar 13

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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 5 days ago

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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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    Emily Kinney from TWD.

    Thought she was 16-17. I know how she feels to look younger, this always happens to me, always since I was a kid. The last one was last weekend, 2 guys came to me at restaurant and thought I was 25. I remember 2 years ago, I went to a dentist and she said "you're 19, why are you...
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I'm 17 but yet people say I look 14/15

    that they treat me like a kid ( teacher , parents ) like WTF hello !!! I show them my ID and all . The teacher felt silly .
    NeonCorpse64 NeonCorpse64 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 3

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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 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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    vault101 vault101 26-30, F Apr 3

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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 2 Responses Mar 22

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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 Mar 24

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    If I had a penny for the amount of times people

    have laughed and said "no way" when they hear my actual age, I'd have more than half of my wedding budget saved. Last night, again, while with Aaron at the store, someone commented on my growing belly and asked how far along I was, after that the stranger inquired my age...
    thejoneses thejoneses 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 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 Mar 24

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    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 10

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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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    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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    Alright, let me start by saying

    that this may offend a few women out there, and I apologize in advance for that because it truly isn't meant to be taken that way, though I know it will be. I'm just sort of curious as to how other people feel about my situation, as I'm sure others have been there as well. I am...
    TommyGM TommyGM 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 24

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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 5 Responses Mar 4

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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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    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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    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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