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I Look Younger Than I Am

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    I am 14 in a couple of weeks

    but people think I'm only 12 and I really get annoyed when they don't believe me. My friend is a few months older but when we go out people think she's 16/17 and say we are joking when we tell them we are the same age arrrr!
    jen2002 jen2002 13-15, F 9 Responses Dec 24, 2015

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    All my boyfriends were younger

    than me, but it is me who always gets carded and I'm way beyond 18
    SChic SChic 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2015

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    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 2015

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    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

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    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 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 7, 2015

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    I've been thought to be about twelve at first

    glance. Guess what? I'm pushing fifteen. Awkward LOL
    ps2fan1181 ps2fan1181 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    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 5 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    Iยดve 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 2 Responses Jan 29

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    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle 36-40, M a week ago

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    foreverachild foreverachild 18-21 7 Responses Jan 22

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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 6 Responses Apr 30, 2015

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    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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    oldmanofuk oldmanofuk 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    I am 15 years old about to turn 16 in November

    and some people have mistaken me for 12 years old ,-,
    mayaandalexus mayaandalexus 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 15, 2015

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    I always get the kids menu,

    it just never fails
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 34 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    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 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2015

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    LilyAntoinette LilyAntoinette 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 13, 2015

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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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 22-25, F 19 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    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
    ReemNoctis ReemNoctis 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    I've had people stop me in public,

    amazed that my kids just called me "mom". Now that my kids are older, people say they actually thought I was their sister. Lol...it's weird but it's nice.
    PollyAmoreMMF PollyAmoreMMF 31-35, F 13 Responses Jan 24

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    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

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    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 5 Responses Jan 23

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    I just had a random memory of two years ago

    when I worked as a cashier at a nearby grocery store. I looked twelve despite being twenty and a customer was surprised I was allowed to scan and bag the alcohol he was buying. He jokingly told me that it would be years before I'd be able to drink but his whole body jerked in...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 7, 2015

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    I'm 25 but I always get mistaken

    for 16. I had a 19 year old girl shoot me down because of it, and I had a high school junior think I was a freshman this year. Also had the person cutting my hair call me a "kiddo" lol. Guess I'm destined to stay a kid. ๐Ÿ˜…
    Honeybees246 Honeybees246 22-25, M Jan 24

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    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 ๐Ÿ˜‘
    HannahPill14 HannahPill14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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    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 4 Responses Jan 8

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    I'm 18, but I look younger

    and I like that. I like that men like it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jan 30

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    I just turned 41, and look 25.

    I have to show ID to buy wine :-)
    deleted deleted 26-30 54 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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    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 1 Response Jan 29

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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 18 Responses May 3, 2015

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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 18 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    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 18-21, F 21 Responses Oct 20, 2015

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    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 6 Responses Jan 5

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    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.
    ifthethunderdontgetcha ifthethunderdontgetcha 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I'm 16 But Everyone Thinks I'm 11 Until They

    Have A Conversation With Me ๐Ÿ™„
    Erie23 Erie23 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2015

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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 22-25, F 32 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    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 Dec 12, 2015

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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, 2014

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    I have my own truck and I could could how many

    people ask if it's my dad's and if Im old enough to drive. Obviously I am if I'm driving!!! So stupid. Sometimes I wonder if they really are serious or think they are funny and that's the first time I heard it. I get it. I look 12
    sweetnixi sweetnixi 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2015

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    I just ran into my old bus driver from k-8

    and he recognized me. Even knew my name. I look young and I'm pretty immature, maybe I'm immortal.
    SilverFox420 SilverFox420 31-35, F 14 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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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 9 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    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 18 Responses May 11, 2015

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