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I Was Mistaken For a Girl

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    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

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    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 36-40, T 3 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    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 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Only When I Grow My Hair Out

    The 1st time was back in 5th grade. I had grown my hair out LONG and my mom would braid it. They would hang down to my shoulders. And these 2 boys in another class who didnt know me were giggleing and they said i was cute. Now what they didnt know was that was the year i was...
    Krie Krie 22-25 Oct 27, 2009

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    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

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    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 36-40 3 Responses Mar 3, 2011

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    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 4 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Sep 19, 2010

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    Conspiracy!

    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 2 Responses Sep 4, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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
    girlynicole girlynicole 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2014

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    When I Was A Little Kid

    It happened quite a bit when I was elementary school age. Like around 5-8 years old or so, maybe a little older. What makes it funnier is that I didn't really have long hair. I did cross dress when I was younger, sometimes when playing with girls or secretly or something.. But a...
    antiflash antiflash 22-25, T 1 Response Aug 11, 2013

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    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 13-15 1 Response Jul 29, 2012

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    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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    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

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    Not Too Often Now, But Still...

    During my middle school and high school years I got mistaken for a girl ALL the time. Mostly it was due to my very long grows-fast-&-I-don’t-care-enough-to-cut-it hair. I kept it clean, so I get the confusion over the long, shiny hair. But it would annoy me when they couldn’t...
    Contranym Contranym 31-35, M Sep 6, 2011

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    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 36-40 Sep 1, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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 46-50, T Oct 13, 2012

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    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 10 Responses Mar 10, 2009

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    Way Too Many Times to Mention

    first time : like 5 or 6 or something doff .. school principle asks my sister, so who's your little sister ? er .. yar growing up duh . constantly .. young teen ages .. same dunno what the hey .. i jus looked relly cwute :) n my mum friin made me wear this frigin pink...
    wezamuntkee wezamuntkee 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 18, 2007

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    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 18-21, M Oct 2, 2013

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    Not Me, But My Brother

    Well, since i have my hair really short like a guy i don't remember being mistaken for a girl, but my brother in his 2 years or 1 don't remember? but my mum use to have his hair near shoulder, still kinda of short i guess, but he was quite curly at the end of his hair, and since...
    BackTime BackTime 18-21, M Feb 5, 2012

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    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

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    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 10 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    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

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    Weird Circumstances

    I went to an all boys school, i've just finished my final year there. Loved every minute of it. For most of my time, I have been a member of the stage crew there, working with senior students and a few staff to put on concerts at christmas and in summer. The connected all girls...
    DrAleksi DrAleksi 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 22, 2012

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    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

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    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 May 4

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    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 46-50 4 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    Random Experiences

      When I was 12 my grandmother took my little cousins and I to her church for a Christmas pageant. They asked for all the little children to line up on the stage to sit on Santa’s lap and get a present. My aunt told me to go up to the stage with my little...
    Daniel1701 Daniel1701 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 29, 2009

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    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

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    Excuse Me, Ma'am?

    I was helping my girlfriend find something or other at a local craft store, it was the middle of winter so I had on heavy riding boots and a long military issue trench coat, my hair was tied back, but my muttonchops are pretty much a dead giveaway to my sex. So I'm walking...
    Ursmajor Ursmajor 26-30 3 Responses Jul 13, 2010

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    I'm trying so hard to be his rock before he leaves for BMT. I'm trying to be there for him and tie up all the loose ends with him before he goes, but I seriously just end up crying...
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    How will graduation work? I'm really stressing about it.... I'm gonna fly down with his parents, but other than that im clueless
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