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I Look Younger Than I Am

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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 1 Response Mar 19, 2014

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    I'm 18 but look 14 years old .

    FML until it's a good thing I look younger.
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M Dec 29, 2014

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    I'm 16 year's old but people thing I look like

    I'm 30, I even had to get an ID to even show an officer I'm not 30 years old, also for when I travel but that's another story
    Rememberme79 Rememberme79 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 22

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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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    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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    I recently got ID'd for a 15 DVD.

    .. I'm 22 and had no ID on me so my elder sister had to buy it for me :(
    RachiiM RachiiM 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2014

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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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    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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    I'm a junior (11th grade)

    and people always assume im a sophomore (10th grade) or a freshman sometimes I even get mistaken for an 8th grader.... ? idk it kinda sucks but I know it's a good thing cause when I get older I know I'll love looking younger than what I'll actually be. ya know?
    gm126 gm126 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I remember when I took the plane to go to

    California a year ago and I was by myself. The security person told me I could keep on my shoes and I thought that it was just because we didn't have to take off our shoes at that airport. I was wrong. I read a sign a few step away that said children could keep on their shoes. I...
    badazzbasicbich badazzbasicbich 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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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 5 days ago

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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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    I'm turning 25, still look 14.

    Am I stuck in time? I just stopped growing! But when I'm 50 hope it will be nice
    happycupcake happycupcake 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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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 4 days ago

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    BiXwolfsXbears BiXwolfsXbears 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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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    When you're my age it is a blessing!

    I'm over forty but most people think I'm in my early or mid thirties. Sadly I know longer look young enough to get carded! In regards to the benefits of looking young, I have a friend a little younger than myself whose always been short and had a boyish looking face so that...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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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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    Lots of people don't believe me

    when I say I'm 15, they think I'm like 12-13.
    MysteriousGirl15 MysteriousGirl15 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 17

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    Taking Care of My Body While I was waiting at

    the bus stop for the bus to take me to the train station, I got chatting to this young woman. I told her I was very new to the area and not used to the irregular bus service. She said she's only been in the area for a year and has got used to the way the buses operate. We ended...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F Jan 25

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    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 21

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    It's kind of flattering

    when people say I look way younger that my age. One time, I was at the gym and this lady approached me and asked about who accompanies me to the gym because it was almost midnight. I told her I go by myself, and I could see she was a little bit appalled by my response. She then...
    camillee camillee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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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, 2014

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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 hate it im 30 and one day paying

    for a pair of shoes with my credit card and driver license the sales associates "says that isn't you".
    edyo23 edyo23 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    it's a good thing that a woman look younger

    than her age, unless when she wants a drink but she looks like a 15 y/o >, <
    Samousse Samousse 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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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 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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    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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    I'm 15 and I look 12.

    That's how lucky I am....
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 18, 2014

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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 3 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    I was buying cold medicine the other day

    and they asked for my id. I laughed out loud and said lady I'm 37 years old. she said I'm sorry ma'am but if you look younger than 27 I have to see it. not sure how to take that
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    jakemin jakemin 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I'm very angry and pissed off.

    I'm not any ages between 10-18. Try a bit higher guys! I'm so angry. The other day starting a new job, I was dressed formally, makeup, everything nicely done. And one of the men in charge asks, "Um hello?? Why is there a child here?? Who's is she? Get her out of here!" And Maria...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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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 1 Response a week ago

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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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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 37 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    I'm 17 and a lot of people tell me I look 12.

    When I wear makeup I'm told it makes me look at least 15.. I just can't win loll I think it's mostly because I'm really short and skinny
    xKatlyn xKatlyn 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 4

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses May 16, 2013

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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 6 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    EternalEONS EternalEONS 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 21

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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 15 Responses May 2, 2013

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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 14 but I have a growth disorder

    so I look a little younger like 11 or 12
    ellajade ellajade 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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