I Was Mistaken For a Girl

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    I have been mistaken

    for a girl all my life because I look and walk in a feminine way . When at school I was always playing fairy or angels in school plays and although I was teased all the time I loved being feminine
    pleatedskirtpolly pleatedskirtpolly
    22-25, T
    3 Responses Feb 10, 2016

    Dressed As A Black Cat

    When I was 14 I was going to Halloween event and I convinced someone to make me a black cat costume. I got wear black tights and leotard underneath. All I remember of that day being in my wheelchair and a man referring to me as a girl. I quietly adored that moment!
    NatalieGirl NatalieGirl
    41-45, M
    Jun 10, 2013

    And I actually liked it

    that people couldn't determine my gender ^^
    AlaRubra AlaRubra
    18-21, T
    1 Response Dec 21, 2015

    It happens at least once a month.

    I have long blonde/brown hair past my shoulders and a very slim frame, and I always hear stuff like 'Oh excuse me miss...oh, er, I mean sir..'. It used to embarrass me and make me feel awkward, but now I just find it amusing. I see it more as a compliment than anything!
    sleeperstream sleeperstream
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

    I Am A Woman Not A Girl Ffs!!!!!!!

    maybe this is in the wrong group, but ffs please take note: it is not the years but the miles in between that makes a person who they really are. in physical age people may see me as some clueless and random girl, but really i am a WO-MAN................ yeah maybe more...
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    Mar 7, 2013

    It Happens To Me Too...

    Every day at work it happens at least once. I don't have a girly voice, I don't sound like a girl and I never get mistaken for one on the phone. I'm tall enough that I would be considered a tall girl if I was one, approaching six foot. But I do look just like my mom, well a...
    Gladtuknow Gladtuknow
    18-21, M
    3 Responses May 12, 2012

    I was mistaken for a girl was in a clothing

    store and decided to try on some different clothes. before you go in they check to see how many item you have, when she was done she handed them back and I was looking to see what way to go and the girl point to the women changing room.
    olsentrisha olsentrisha
    41-45, T
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2014

    All The Time!!

    Now that I'm in college and am basically living on my own, I'm living as a girl 100% of the time. Eventually I hope that I won't have to be mistaken for a girl because I will be one. I'm waiting until after I graduate college to start hormones so that I won't be distracted and...
    allyras602 allyras602
    18-21, T
    8 Responses Mar 11, 2012

    Book Store

    Was at the College book store today trying to resell my book. I was standing there holding it when the cashier is like "Hey Mam may I help you?" Since I'm use to it I went along with it..... Whats the point? Only going to see them once or twice a quarter.
    actionquent actionquent
    22-25, M
    Oct 2, 2013

    Many Years Ago.

    It was in the early 60's and I'd just graduated from high school the previous spring. I was a slender kid and had been told by a few of my mother's friends that i'd have made a pretty girl - not exactly what a young man wants to hear. My girlfriend and most of my buddies had all...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT
    66-70, M
    Oct 13, 2011

    I Still Remember It Like It We Yesterday

    The truth of it is it was Holloween but I still remember that night My sister helped me change into her cloths so I could take my younger brothers trick or treating she took her time to find the right skirt and sweater I was only 12 so I didn't have a noticible hair on my legs or...
    LTR1948 LTR1948
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 11, 2012

    8/10 Times I Get Mistaken For A Girl

    So for the past 4 years I have been getting mistaken for a girl. Far too often and it has left me feeling very insecure and lacking self confidence. A bit about myself, I am a gay male and back when I was 18 and 19, I used to be a drag queen performing on a regular basis at the...
    Pengola Pengola
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Mar 19, 2012

    A Lot Actually

    Many times in the store, department or grocery, a clerk will ask "May I help you Ma'am?"Makes me feel good actually.I am pretty androgynous these days most all the time. Baggy pants and shirts, oversize jackets.Tends to hide my growing breasts and my hips showing more prominently...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    Dec 3, 2011

    Kicked Out Of Mensroom

    I was waiting for an interstate train and needed to go to the bathroom, as I walked into mens a couple of males told me I was in wrong bathroom, get out you perv, I walked out and used disabled as it is a single bathroom, but it made me feel really happy. Several months ago I...
    trannymax2013 trannymax2013
    51-55, T
    Oct 13, 2012

    First Time Out

    First time I ever went out as Dee, when another woman took me to be a 'real' woman, was the biggest boost to my confidence and conviction of my innate femininity I could have wished for. When truckers toot is pretty good, too, but that may not be because they think I'm a woman!
    DeeLightfull DeeLightfull
    51-55, T
    1 Response Jun 15, 2012

    A Fashion Show

    One time, me and my friend had a dubbeldate. our girlfriends were big fans of fashion. we were just walking in the mall until a women came towards us 4. She said''excuse me ladies, we are having a fashion show and we can invite random girls to walk in it. I was a litlle confused...
    nohater nohater
    13-15, M
    1 Response Jul 30, 2012

    It happened when I was going to my first

    Halloween party as an adult a few years ago. Being an admirer of cosplay without ever having the opportunity to go to the conventions, I admired many of the cosplayers who made their costumes at home. I thought that being Asian, and being my first costume, I wanted to do...
    nonapat nonapat
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 4, 2015

    At Least Once A Week

    I've always been skinny, and my hair is long, about at the middle of my back. Plus I have no facial hair at all really. Well one day a couple years back I was taking the bus once with my girlfriend and when we got off the driver called out "bye ladies" after us. I didn't real...
    Greed Greed
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 19, 2010

    Thank-you Ma'm, Oh, Sorry, Sir

    Anyone who aspires towards a Female presentation that has had the experience of being mistaken for a Woman knows the incredible thrill it gives, and can in fact be the high point of one's day. But all too frequently, a person will recognize their "mistake," and follow up with an...
    GinaViz GinaViz
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2013

    Not Me, My Ex

    He has waist length strawberry blonde, dead straight hair. He has a slender build but is all muscle. He has a narrow waist and hips. He was gorgeous. From behind he was often mistaken for a woman, even had his arse pinched. The moment he.'d turn they would realise their...
    Maddie1967 Maddie1967
    46-50, F
    Apr 19, 2013

    Does It Really Matter?

    As a child I was embarrassed when somebody mistook me for a girl. As I got older I came to understand that I had been embarrassed about it because other people had expected me to be embarrassed about it.  If we truly feel that men and women are equal then why would we...
    Daniel1701 Daniel1701
    26-30, M
    8 Responses Mar 10, 2009

    I get this most of the time

    even in drab as i am slim and have long hair but feel much more comfortable dressed as a female
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 22, 2014

    Excuse Me Young Lady

    I was on a school trip but I didnt know anybody because Al my classmates couldnt pay for the trip. we Al had different rooms. For girls and for boys. I was walking to the boys room until a female teacher said''excuse me young lady, where do you think youre going to,, I was gonna...
    fistfight fistfight
    1 Response Jul 29, 2012


    I think I've always been rather feminine. Long eyelashes seem to be inherent in the males of my family. My hair and nails also grow unnaturally fast and long for some reason. My family says that they've never seen anything like it. I wonder if it's because I mostly lived on...
    CynicalWhimsicality CynicalWhimsicality
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 4, 2011

    I have been mistaken a few times.

    When I was a teenage athlete I was mistaken three times! I was so ashamed and yet liked it as well. The first time I was casually asked to join in with 'that group' at a training camp. 'That group' were all girls! At first I did not realise. It was only when I noticed I was...
    Surreycrossdresser Surreycrossdresser
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 17, 2015

    A few times in life I have passed

    as a girl and each and every time it felt so right. Whether it was smoking in the bathroom or at the fox center, Because I was so thin, prior to puberty I was mistaken for a girl on a few occasions. The fox center was a mental health juvenile facility. That was mostly full of...
    TranssexualMommy TranssexualMommy
    41-45, T
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

    So, I was walking back to work from getting

    lunch, when I over heard the conversation between two guys who were strolling, slowly, along the other side of the road. Football unsurprisingly! Until, that is, shortly after I overtook them, when one voice exclaimed "cor look at her, she's in a hurry!" Then a pause. Quite a...
    Heellover Heellover
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 5, 2015

    I've been mistaken as a girl on the phone

    when i was younger they thought i was my mom and talked to me for 4 minutes before saying hi (my mom's name) how's it going and I'm like this is me and there like oh wow thought you were your mom
    PurpleMonkey34 PurpleMonkey34
    22-25, M
    Jan 27, 2016

    Chinese Massage

    I recently went for a Tui Na chinese back massage,and the massage lady kept calling me ma'am... until she felt the stubble on my neck. Then she kept apologizing, calling me "sir" in very sentence. It was a weird experience. I wasn't trying to present as female.
    tmerton tmerton
    Sep 1, 2013

    It Happened A Lot To Me When I Was Young, And Happens A Lot To Me Now

    I have been mistaken for a girl/woman my whole life.  I am 38 now, and this still happens at least 3 or 4 times a week. I have always worn my hair fairly short.  I have a feminine body shape despite years of working out, and my face is feminine, too.  I don't have much body...
    tmerton tmerton
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2011

    Many times I have been mistaken

    as s women. My girl friend hates it and will speak up and say something. It doesn't bother me at all I kind of like it. I should start off day that I am about 5'7" and about 115 pounds with mid back length dark brown hair. My GF and I wear at dinner one night and the waiter came...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    Skool Suks

    when i was in school i had longer girl hair now its shaggy skater hair now let me clear something up in my school boys had to where dress pants and a polo we also got a new principle that year so when my principle saw me walking down the hall she thought i was a girl so she...
    tcVader tcVader
    13-15, M
    1 Response Sep 27, 2012

    Last year I grew my hair out

    for the first time. I'm very small for a man. (5'2 and slim) I let my hair grow out to shoulder length and brushed it out. It curled up at the ends and I kept getting mistaken for a girl. I work in a store and had one guy say I looked cute. I felt flattered being mistaken but...
    HRJohnson HRJohnson
    26-30, M
    Apr 29, 2014

    I Must Be The King Of This...

    I get mistaken for a girl, often. More than I'd like people to know. When I open my mouth it's clear that I'm a guy even though I don't have a very deep voice. I'm 5'11 so height has nothing to do with it. I have my mother's face. I have very big, childish doe-eyes (to which the...
    Gladtuknow Gladtuknow
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2012

    A few years ago I was asked

    if I wore makeup and was offered some rather expensive items to buy. Another time I was out in my wheelchair and a woman said to her kids "watch out for the lady." I looked around and saw no-one else near so it must have been me she was referring to!
    comfi comfi
    56-60, M
    Jul 22, 2015

    My earliest memories are of people telling me I

    was the prettiest lil girl they had ever seen. I got it from all types but it was the older men that would keep on after I said I was a boy. I was much older before I realized a lot of they were teasing me. But a few really pushed on with " oh no, you're to pretty to be a boy" I...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Feb 16, 2016

    My 4 year old daughter had been playing with

    some other children, then she came running up to me and whispered "daddy I need to tell you a secret". I picked her up onto my lap and she whispered right in my ear "you're really a girl aren't you" then pulled away and gave me a little wink and a thumbs up. I was a little...
    Heellover Heellover
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    Many Times

    Countless of times when I've been out shopping I have been referred to as "Miss." Granted I am a crossdresser and I'm flattered by this, but these were times when I was in full male mode. Yes I was wearing all feminine under garments, but what difference should that have made...
    silkydrawers silkydrawers
    4 Responses Dec 22, 2012

    Online And Offline! ....when Was Both Young And Recently...

    First time I was mistaken for a girl was walking with my older sister when I was about 12 or so. We were walking to the mall from school and some boys were behind us and they were being....Annoying loud on purpose to say the least. At first random typical teenage boy stuff, about...
    2ph1 2ph1
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 14, 2011
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