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I Look Younger Than I Am

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    I'm 22 and I often get mistaken

    for still being in high school ....
    violetskynoise violetskynoise 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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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 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'm 21, 5'2 and male

    and everyone at my job thinks I'm 16. I don't hate it at all. It really is funny especially since I live with younger people.
    randamukyubi randamukyubi 18-21, M Apr 20

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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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    You are only as young

    as you feel!!
    leaalice leaalice 36-40, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    It's meant to be a blessing

    but it can be quite embarrassing. I walked onto a ward and one of the staff go "look at that baby face, are you in school today?" I blink at them wondering if they're kidding, since I'm in uniform too. "I'm one of the students here." "Oh! Oh ok... " I get this all the time. I...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 70+, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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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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    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 10

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    I'm in my 30's & very petite.

    So, I'm constantly bombarded with "HOW old are YOU?" And then look at me in disbelief when I answer truthfully. I'm carded every single time I go out to bar. At times it can get annoying but for the most part I take it as a compliment. Of course the following question is How do...
    UndeniableYouth UndeniableYouth 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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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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    givemeabeer givemeabeer 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 4

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    I am about to turn 37

    and have a preteen daughter. People are just starting to say I look like I can finally pass for being 21. UGH, but funny too.. My daughter has been asked for her whole life: who is that picking you up from school?= “your nanny,” “your sister,” “your babysitter...
    AnnaBugMom AnnaBugMom 31-35 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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 33 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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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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    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 mean i guess? but then again im only 20.

    Ppl say i look 16-17. I take it as a compliment. i dnt like getting older.
    Muffin19 Muffin19 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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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 Mar 26

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 40 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    Amaelin Amaelin 26-30 5 Responses Apr 9

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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 Mar 26

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    I am eighteen and I look like I'm 14-16 years

    old. People are shocked I can drive and go grocery shopping by myself. That I can go get lunch and go to church alone. Normally, it's okay and I just shrug it off but it's a little annoying when people underestimate you because you look younger than your actual age.
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 21 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm 17 but yet people say I look 14/15

    that they treat me like a kid ( teacher , parents ) like WTF hello !!! I show them my ID and all . The teacher felt silly .
    NeonCorpse64 NeonCorpse64 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    StevieP15 StevieP15 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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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 Mar 24

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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 2 Responses Mar 24

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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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    No one ever guesses my true age

    as I look 15-20 years younger then I actually am. I attribute this first of all to great genes, but beyond that, lifestyle choices have absolutely played a role in looking so young. I have never lived a hard life, and have tried diligently to avoid stress. I made the choice at...
    WiltedTulip WiltedTulip 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 23

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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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    If I had a penny for the amount of times people

    have laughed and said "no way" when they hear my actual age, I'd have more than half of my wedding budget saved. Last night, again, while with Aaron at the store, someone commented on my growing belly and asked how far along I was, after that the stranger inquired my age...
    thejoneses thejoneses 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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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 still get carded for everything,

    I was refused alcohol when I was 23 because the woman said I had a fake ID, and a gas station worker had the nerve to shake her head and make a rude comment about me wearing a tube top because I was "too young". I told her I was 22 and that shut her right up. I'm 28 and my three...
    galexytwin galexytwin 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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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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    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 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Emily Kinney from TWD.

    Thought she was 16-17. I know how she feels to look younger, this always happens to me, always since I was a kid. The last one was last weekend, 2 guys came to me at restaurant and thought I was 25. I remember 2 years ago, I went to a dentist and she said "you're 19, why are you...
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I'm 24, still getting carded harder

    for cigarettes than alcohol. Guess I look well under 18. :)
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    The thing that seems funny

    for me is the expression on their face. People constantly ask my age and i just tell them im 17. Im a senior in high school but they think im like a 15 year old kid. Apparently i could be 14 15 and 16 hahahha i get tired of it sometimes . I think its a good thing because when...
    fherrera3 fherrera3 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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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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