I Look Younger Than I Am

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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
    Qtrelle Qtrelle
    26-30, F
    17 Responses May 3, 2015

    People are always asking me how I am

    and when I tell them they are shocked. I've been told I look as young as 19 or 20. I just smile and say thank you ;-)
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    9 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    I'm 18 and I look 15-16,

    and being 5'1 doesn't help haha. I wonder how it's gonna be when I'm in college
    StrangeMusings StrangeMusings
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    I got carded for a rated R movie this week.

    I am turning 32 soon when will this **** end?
    Kingshelman Kingshelman
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jun 2, 2015

    I think the secret is to keep alive the kid

    inside... Tho I feel I am becoming older because this kid is scared and doesn't dare anymore to come out and play... It is not safe out there.
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2015

    I have a younger looking complexion

    than my peers/people my age. I have the baby face gene, so i look way younger than I actually am. but my eyes show my true age and then some, which makes up for my young lookin facial structure :3
    nannuh16 nannuh16
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2016

    I hate this fact about my face

    and I blame my baby fat that never went away. Too many times have I been asked for photo ID for a MA movie consequently making my friends have to watch a "age appropriate" movie because of my lack of ID. Admittedly when I see photos of myself over the past few years nothing...
    PearlyyJayy PearlyyJayy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

    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
    20 Responses May 18, 2015

    I'm 18yo, but people say I look like 15

    or 16yo..... Maybe because I am small for my age, because I'm just 5'4 and 104Ibs :))))
    000Thallensjaan 000Thallensjaan
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Dec 27, 2015

    A clubhouse is holding a cheese

    and wine social this evening. I am old enough to drink but I will make sure I bring my ID with me.
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2016
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    Jan 31, 2016

    My oldest son started dating a girl

    who is a bartender. He had been going to where she works and flirting with her for quite some time. He wanted me to meet her and asked me if I wanted to go there with him. I said sure. We walked in and sat down at the bar. The girl behind the bar came over and asked what we...
    totallytea totallytea
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Feb 11, 2016

    I have such a baby face!

    It's annoying! All the girls my age look "hot" and "sexy" but me... Well I am apparently "cute" and one of the guys because none of them will date me! I hate it but least I don't get hit on every other day! I want to look sexy! But I guess I am cursed with this face.... Damn...
    deathnotefreak deathnotefreak
    18-21, F
    17 Responses May 11, 2015

    At least compared to the people I went to high

    school and college with. Holy ****, they look so much older! Maybe I'm just immature and/or delusional.
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    1 Response Jan 28, 2016

    I just turned 41, and look 25.

    I have to show ID to buy wine :-)
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    43 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    19 Responses Dec 19, 2013

    I'm 21but since I'm 5''2,

    94 pound and people say whit a baby face I look much younger that I am. I'm always asked for ID. We made a test with friends and asked a few people what they yhin how old I am and the oldest was 16 mostly they told 14 -15 and a few told 12 to 13.
    kisszajha kisszajha
    22-25, F
    16 Responses Oct 20, 2015
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13
    16-17, F
    30 Responses Aug 21, 2014

    I still get asked for ID

    and I'm 34, I think it is because of my long hair and round baby face, I hope it lasts I'm scared of getting old.
    daisychain33 daisychain33
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Dec 7, 2015
    sweetartventure sweetartventure
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 10, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Aug 23, 2012

    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
    14 Responses Feb 11, 2012

    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

    Yes' i look younger

    than my age but i am very very sick now because of this' everyone tell me that' What is your age' you look young for your age but now enough is enough' i am not a God and this is really now enough is enough' please if you cant help anyone so please don't make fun of us only...
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 16, 2016

    I'm 25 and people always think I'm 15 :( I'm

    really small so it makes it even worse. Maybe I'll look like I'm like 40 when I'm 80 lol ;P
    sleepysleepy sleepysleepy
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    Hehe, how do I start this?

    ?? I guess my shortness is in the family, I mean my mother is really short, so is my aunt. I'm gonna be eighteen in two months. Yippie..that was sarcasm. I wonder what that will be like. Anyway, my own mother says that if she didn't know me she would thing I was twelve or...
    GiddyX GiddyX
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    Has anyone ever experienced going to a club ,

    with your friends who are two years younger than you, they get in with no problem but then security stops you and asks for ID? Then when you show him, he looks at you doubtfully and asks for another ID before you can get in. This tends to happen alot and i feel like i have to...
    Curiosity1993 Curiosity1993
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    I littarly look like i never grew up

    even though im 17, It doesent matter how much i cake my face, doesent matter how much i duck face, My inner age will shine through -_-
    Coldest90 Coldest90
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2016

    I´ve been told many times

    that I look younger than I am. The funniest moment was when that man thought I am the sister of my son. :-)) LOL
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Jan 29, 2016

    awhile ago I was out on my own

    and someone came up to me and said where's your mummy and daddy. I just cracked up laughing. I told them my age. they thought I was 8.
    slivereyes slivereyes
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 23, 2016

    I got ID'd for a 12 movie

    and just because they didn't believe the ID they nearly didn't let me see it 😑
    HannahPill14 HannahPill14
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2016

    I'm 18, but I look younger

    and I like that. I like that men like it.
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    6 Responses Jan 30, 2016
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    5 Responses Sep 13, 2015
    oldmanofuk oldmanofuk
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2016

    I'm going to be twenty this year

    and I look MAYBE 16. I'm very short and if I didn't have a tattoo, you'd never know that I was over 18. It's great because on the bus I pay youth fare and at work the kids aren't intimidated by me, but it sucks because I'm not taken seriously most of the time by fellow adults...
    myghostsayshi myghostsayshi
    18-21, M
    Jan 13, 2016

    I'm 18. Today I went out to eat with some

    family members and I got handed a kids menu. -.-' Gosh, I was kinda offended haha! Maybe if I just put on some makeup today I may have looked older, but even with makeup on I still get confused for someone younger.... :/
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    I am 15 years old about to turn 16 in November

    and some people have mistaken me for 12 years old ,-,
    mayaandalexus mayaandalexus
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 15, 2015

    I got carded when buying a ticket to see

    Deadpool today. The young guy working thought I was 16! (I turn 46 in April) Made. My. Day. And possibly my year. And yes, Deadpool was awesome!
    BellaLocura BellaLocura
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Feb 19, 2016

    Those people who say they look younger are NOT

    they think they do most of you look much older than you are
    oldmanofuk oldmanofuk
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    Alright, alright, I get it *raises hands up in

    defense as I try to shush the crowd* Like jeez, relax, I know I look 13 or something when I'm really 16 but please -_- It's cool, I get it, everyone judges me by my profile picture, no biggie XD Still, it'd be nice if my own family members would stop forgetting my age too...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2015

    I'm about to turn 34,

    4'9 ft and 104 lbs. Married. Yesterday a sales person knocked on my door, I don't normally open the door but I don't know why I did. When he saw me he asked if I was with mom or dad! LOL! I guess I really look that young.
    viera82 viera82
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2015
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    4 Responses Jan 22, 2016

    im 18 but i look way younger then i am,

    i look around 13 or somthing, im 5''2 and petite
    PrincessPanda2k16 PrincessPanda2k16
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2016

    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
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Dec 10, 2013

    The struggle of going to a restaurant,

    When you are me. Us sitting down to order. The waiter asks what me want to drink. I order a tea, everyone else orders what they want. I'm thrilled just to be out and about!!!! The waiter starts passing out the menus. He hands me a kid menu with crayons!!!!!!!!!!! Before I can...
    FindingFate FindingFate
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    I don't know rather it's great genes

    or a clean lifestyle but it could be both. People are very often shock when i tell them my age. Because of my young looks, they think i'm about 19 or 18 with facial hairs lol. I learn to accept it a long time ago because it's not so bad. I see it as this way; when i get older, i...
    growingwisdom growingwisdom
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2016
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    4 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    I'm 26 next month, but still look like I'm 16

    or 17 because of my babyface. People say you enjoy it as you get older but it's kind of embarrassing when everyone always thinks you're a kid. Everyone my age already grew up and look like adults. Most of my friends are a few years younger than me but now that they're getting...
    Honeybees246 Honeybees246
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Mar 20, 2016
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    Feb 24, 2016

    I get told I look 8-10 years younger

    than I am when people guess my age (usually guessing that I'm still a minor). I do have a youthful personality and my family all look younger than they are, also, I'm below average height, so it's not very surprising. I had a bit of fun once when someone came to my house to...
    pandamagnolia pandamagnolia
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 6, 2016

    I have a young face and I'm only 5ft not

    even 4'10 but always been young looking get carded all the time
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    10 Responses Mar 12, 2016

    It's pretty cool. I used to hate it

    when I was younger.. Now, I'm grateful
    sweetartventure sweetartventure
    31-35, F
    19 Responses Oct 31, 2015

    EVERYONE thinks I'm 13-15 years only in grade 8

    or 9 and I'm going to be 18 in January and attending University! It's so annoying when someone mistakes you as being a 13-15 years old
    ReemLucis ReemLucis
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2015
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