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I Look Younger Than I Am

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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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    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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    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 6 Responses Mar 4

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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 15 (soon to be 16)

    but I look like I'm 10 :(
    raisetheroof raisetheroof 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 23

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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 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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    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 2 days ago

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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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    jakemin jakemin 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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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 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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    i look younger then i am.

    and l want to know the secret to make myself look older. I don't want to look like a old lady but itryed using make up one time. and It didn't look very good to me. what's the trick to putting it on so I look more my age?
    btiny13 btiny13 70+ 4 Responses Mar 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 10

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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 1 Response Jan 22

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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'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 4 days ago

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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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    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 am a high school teacher

    and people always confuse me with being a student. I'm always getting carded. But of course it doesn't bother me. I mean I'm 32 and people say I look early 20s now but when I'm 50 hmmmm maybe I will look 30 😁
    BlueRose601 BlueRose601 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 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 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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    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 4 days ago

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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'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 Feb 23

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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 am 32 and people think I'm 9

    or ten because of my size. funny to see there when you tell them you are military retired.
    xavieranpaul xavieranpaul 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    I went to Ihop today

    and they gave me a coloring page... I'm years 23 old.(???)
    tinalr tinalr 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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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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    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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    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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    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