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  #31  
Old 24th July 2014, 16:42
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Default Re: Do you look your age?

I am always being told I look younger than I am. In fact I took a selfie (haha) a few weeks ago and I honestly looked about 12 in it
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Old 24th July 2014, 19:30
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I always got IDed until I turned 30. Hasn't happened since, lol!
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Old 24th July 2014, 20:29
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Are you sure she wasn't joking...?
I don't think so. She was quite elderly, so probably couldn't judge the age of younger folk very well...

I am very young after all…
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Old 25th July 2014, 09:10
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^ you're too young to post here!
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Old 25th July 2014, 10:57
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I've never had comments about my age, wehter I look younger or older. I think I look my age.
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Old 25th July 2014, 22:14
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Not that it's competitive, but I can beat the lot of you by a mile.
Buying wine in a supermarket I was asked by the (elderly) woman on the till if I was old enough… at 43!!!
I said 'you're joking aren't you', and she didn't pursue it.
I used to hate looking a lot younger, but it's definitely an advantage now.
I had the exact same thing happen to me at either the same or very similar age! I've always looked younger and can easily get away with looking ten years younger (I'm 46).
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Old 25th July 2014, 23:05
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Well I'm often told I have a baby face. Which is quite annoying because I'm usually attracted to older men and they don't seem to like the baby face look.
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Old 25th July 2014, 23:08
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Default Re: Do you look your age?

no. I got told I look like a "young boy" when I last tried buying beer from the co-op

though at my age you start to not mind so much!
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Old 25th July 2014, 23:51
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^ Hmmmmmmm 21?
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Old 26th July 2014, 00:11
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^^24?
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Old 29th July 2014, 17:38
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Default Re: Do you look your age?

Apparently so. Over the years the consensus of people who I didn't know guessing my age has always been that I look about 7 years younger than I am. So when I was 19 they guessed 12 and when I was 25 they guessed 18 etc. By that reckoning I should now look about 23 but I still pretty much always get ID'd and just yesterday a supervisor came up to us and asked my mum "I just need to make sure, is your daughter over 16?"

It used to annoy me somewhat but I don't mind it at all now. I'd rather look much younger than I actually am than much older.
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Old 29th July 2014, 17:57
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I get ID'd a lot as well. Sucks (especially since I don't drive or currently have a passport).
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Old 29th July 2014, 19:36
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Someone asked me again today what subjects I'm studying at college. I used to hate looking young, but I don't think I mind being thought to be 17/18 at the age I'm at now.
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Old 29th July 2014, 22:25
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Tonight I look about 62..
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Old 30th August 2014, 13:15
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I look at least 10 years younger ( and I sometimes think I could pass for 15 years younger than my age were it not for the rapidly increasing grey streaks through my hair).

I have a portrait in the attic which is ageing.
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Old 30th August 2014, 13:19
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I've no idea but there is a pic of me in the random pics thread so judge for yourself
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Old 30th August 2014, 13:45
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I've just been to Germany on holiday with my parents. I'm 27 and got ID'd when my dad ordered me a lager at a pub...you only need to be 16 over there to drink. Even my brother didn't get asked for ID there.

The worst one was when we were buying tickets to get on the tram at the airport in Germany...a man was there to help people to buy tickets on the machines and my dad asked for 4 tickets, then the man asked my dad how old my brother is (16) and then turned to my dad and asked how old I am...when my dad told him he said "oh" and then laughed when he was told how old I am. I looked on the tram leaflet and the age for child tickets is 6-14...they must think I am 12 or something!

Hate looking younger.
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Old 30th August 2014, 13:50
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I look 19, which is quite appropriate I think
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Old 30th August 2014, 14:20
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Default Re: Do you look your age?

I used to work for my dad and he used to constantly refer to me as his "lad" when talking to customers. I got asked by one "is this what you're going to do when leaving school"; I was 36 at the time!

Anyone with ginger hair looks considerably younger than they are. Shyness is also thought of as a younger person's thing, so people expect shy people to be younger. Can easily pass for half my age even now in my 40's.

Can be both a good and bad thing.
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Old 30th August 2014, 14:23
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Well I'm often told I have a baby face. Which is quite annoying because I'm usually attracted to older men and they don't seem to like the baby face look.
Here's one that does.

Childish sense of humour is great too.
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Old 30th August 2014, 14:52
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I've just been to Germany on holiday with my parents. I'm 27 and got ID'd when my dad ordered me a lager at a pub...you only need to be 16 over there to drink. Even my brother didn't get asked for ID there.

The worst one was when we were buying tickets to get on the tram at the airport in Germany...a man was there to help people to buy tickets on the machines and my dad asked for 4 tickets, then the man asked my dad how old my brother is (16) and then turned to my dad and asked how old I am...when my dad told him he said "oh" and then laughed when he was told how old I am. I looked on the tram leaflet and the age for child tickets is 6-14...they must think I am 12 or something!

Hate looking younger.
I just got back from the Isle of Wight with my parents and when a waitress asked if all 3 of us wanted wine my Dad piped up with 'oh yes, don't worry he's x years old now, I know he doesn't look it but he can drink all he wants' or something along those lines. I was so embarrassed. My SA is very much linked to it so it felt like a kick in the guts. He didn't even get my age right either which my Mum felt necessary to correct for the waitress, making me even more self-conscious. I'm sure they don't mean anything by it, I've never actually told them how down I get over it.
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Old 30th August 2014, 20:14
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I obviously look younger
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Old 30th August 2014, 22:01
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Default Re: Do you look your age?

Nope, people dont believe me when I say how old I am. They think im much younger
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Old 10th September 2014, 23:37
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Default Re: Do you look your age?

Until a few years ago I looked younger than my years.

When I was 22 a bouncer wouldn't let me in a pub until I got my younger brother, who was already in the pub and a regular, to vouch for me.

About 5 years ago it all caught up with me and I now think I look older than my years and feel much older
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Old 11th September 2014, 08:23
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Apparently, without a goatee I look 10 years younger... mind you I probably look a bit daft with my goatee ATM since it's full of grey on one side and nice and brown on the other...
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Old 11th September 2014, 17:11
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There seems to be a definite trend to lots of us looking younger than our ages. Any connection to anxiety or just coincidence lol
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Old 11th September 2014, 21:50
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^ Yeah, I'd wondered that too.
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Old 11th September 2014, 21:59
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There seems to be a definite trend to lots of us looking younger than our ages. Any connection to anxiety or just coincidence lol
You may very well be right, yes. I've often attributed some of my own anxiety to the fact I look very young for my age (though my profile picture is from a couple of years ago now, so I don't look that for my age, but still a good few years I'd say) and the feeling that others may be treating me differently because of that.
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Old 11th September 2014, 22:06
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I'm nearly 40 and I've been told I look 26-30.My Son is 20 and people presume I'm either his girlfriend or sister lol.I should be all wrinkled up with the life I've had..plus the years of smoking and drinking..although don't do that now.Mind you,I have always moisterised and been good with my diet so maybe that helped?
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Old 11th September 2014, 23:05
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There seems to be a definite trend to lots of us looking younger than our ages. Any connection to anxiety or just coincidence lol
Someone told me at the beginning of this year that they thought I was 18. I am 26(although 25 at the time)...

I've actually read social anxiety is supposed to age you (or maybe it's more to do with the stress/anxiety..) but maybe that is wrong. I feel like there needs to be some kind of study into this!

Ooops, I just realised, I think I broke the rules by posting here. I just found the topic interesting...
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