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I Look Younger Than I Am

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 just turned 22. I can never buy tobacco

    products or alcohol in peace, I recently tried to buy alcohol and the store owner accused me of lying about my age even though I had my ID. It's frustrating sometimes.
    orlyfixation orlyfixation 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 24 Responses Dec 19, 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 5 days ago

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    When people ask my age I say I'm 15 * wich is

    true* but they say " no you can't be u look 12. It's cause I'm the hight of a 5th grader but I'm a sophomore.
    mischifmaker mischifmaker 13-15, F Jul 23

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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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    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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    I have the body of a grown man,

    but the face of a 15 year old hahaha I say it's ok with the ladies, but for going out, it's a problem hahaha
    rainbowinthedark42 rainbowinthedark42 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I am currently 20 years old,

    (as of last April (2014)) and for the past 5 years my face hasn't aged much, and I still look like a 15 or 14 year old, depending on the lights and what my hair is like. I nearly had my drivers licence cut up by a club bouncer the other day because he thought that it was a fake...
    darkbladeangel darkbladeangel 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    A lot people says my voice sounds like a 15

    year old girl ,and sometime they said I look younger than I am because of my face it's small chubby chin, and I don't really like how people judge the way I look and my voice it just make me very feel like it's not me. So please don't judge the way I look 💫✨
    Linh222 Linh222 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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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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    So a new Korean client

    and his wife walks into my office. We have never met. But he was referred to me by one of my good clients. As this new client and I greet each other in my lobby, I can tell he's gobsmacked with my youthful looks, slight build and ethnicity. He kinda stares at me, and asks if...
    REMx3 REMx3 46-50, M Jul 10

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    my dad looks like he's 15-18 People thought we

    were dating every time we go somewhere :/
    xsweetyx xsweetyx 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 2

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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 5 days ago

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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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    A 22 year old girl said to me "there's NO WAY

    you are 30". I put her in my pocket and took her home. She's mine now.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    How can I look older?

    When I'm baby faced?
    IrwinsDrumKit IrwinsDrumKit 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Some ppl think I look 30.

    I got carded a couple times in the past year but it was because they card if you don't look 40. I guess that's a new thing. I'm 48. Had to show my license at a bank and the guys eyes got real big and he said "Wow. I wouldn't have thought that!" Lol. I'm a kid at heart. Guess...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F Jul 25

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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 15 Responses Jan 30

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    The most recent incidents

    that come to mind: 1. When I was going on a trip out of the country not too long ago, I was told that I was too young to travel alone. 2. A clown was going around a restaurant blowing up balloons at all the tables with kids. I was sitting with my parents and got a balloon. 3...
    eeeck eeeck 26-30 1 Response Jul 21

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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 4 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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    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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    We should take it as a blessing at 25 people

    told me I looked like 16 at 34 I'm trying my best to keep that youthful look. I should stop smokin thou..
    Arkhana Arkhana 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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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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    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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    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 17 Responses May 2, 2013

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    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    This is more of rant

    than a question. Genetically, I am predisposed to looking really young. I am korean/30male/173cm. My mother (which I think I got it from) is 67 and she looks like mid 30's. So you can imagine how young I would look. I think for a women it's definitely more acceptable than a man...
    anonnam anonnam 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm 30 years old and get mistaken

    for someone much younger. I've even had someone think I was a 17 year old high schooler trying to sneak into a middle school dance I was chaperoning for my niece. Thank you nice man at the middle school door, for making me dig out my drivers license, because you didn't believe I...
    ceckybonkle ceckybonkle 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    HOW OLD ARE YOU- you look 18!

    I get this always. Now it sounds annoying. But i know it will sound good to hear after like 5 years from now. My guy is 14 years older than me, and i so want to look mature so we look matched.
    iamnotshy iamnotshy 22-25 3 Responses Jul 23

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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 2 days ago

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    16 but i look like a 10 yr old,

    my family don't tend to look their age. I often get people asking me what age I am and they all think I'm way younger than I am, even people younger than me think I'm younger than them, iv got a quiet child like looks and I'm not tall at all and I don't act my age at all.
    TargetAimShootKill TargetAimShootKill 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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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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    I'm 15 and I look 12.

    That's how lucky I am....
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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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 5 days ago

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    xJamix xJamix 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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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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    RainbowPower RainbowPower 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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 2 Responses Mar 19

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    when I was 19 i bought my mother cigarettes

    with my money just to see what was said. I get up to the clerk, ask for the smokes, get out money, and am ready to pay. She looks at me like I'm green and asks me my age. "19." I answer. she ******* snorts! Laughs and stares at me. "Bullshit, you aint no 19 year old, little...
    littledolliexox littledolliexox 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    I rarely have anyone think I'm boy

    yet alone a 21 year old at that. Not a 12-16 year old girl everyone in public thinks I am. Makes me never want to leave my house ever again. It's weird having to tell people that no I really am 21, yes I'm old enough to drink and no I do not need to wait for my mommy thank you...
    RyskerSein RyskerSein 18-21, M Jul 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 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 28

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