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I Look Younger Than I Am

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    vault101 vault101 26-30, F Apr 3

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    givemeabeer givemeabeer 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 4

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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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    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 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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    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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    Amaelin Amaelin 26-30 5 Responses Apr 9

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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'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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    I just got carded for a lighter

    while wearing my security uniform ffs. I can't wait to look old.
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 13

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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 5 Responses Mar 4

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    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 10

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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 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 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I'm 22 and I often get mistaken

    for still being in high school ....
    violetskynoise violetskynoise 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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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 often say I look like I'm 14.

    4 years younger. This might help me in the future.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 13, 2014

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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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    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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    People constantly think I'm 15-21.

    . But I'm not that young anymore. X3
    TenderBeauty TenderBeauty 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Being 5'0" and with a bit of a baby face people

    tell me they have thought I was in my mid teens. I am really 22. Yes, I know, I will be glad for this when I am older (people say that), but right now it can get in the way sometimes.
    ag00dwife ag00dwife 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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 6 Responses Mar 30

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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 Mar 24

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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 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'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 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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    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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    I look seven years younger

    than my age, but it doesn't bother me very much. It's the least of my concerns.
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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 41 Responses Aug 21, 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 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 3

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses May 16, 2013

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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 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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    StevieP15 StevieP15 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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