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    Which do you hear most often?

    I hear "you look younger" and "you seem older" a fair amount. I'm told I'm one of those people whose age is hard to guess because I look like I could be 15 or 30. Most people say I look like I'm anywhere from 15 to 19. (I guess that's good, right? ) I've also heard "you look young but you talk like you're old" a fair amount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy View Post
    Which do you hear most often?

    I hear "you look younger" and "you seem older" a fair amount. I'm told I'm one of those people whose age is hard to guess because I look like I could be 15 or 30. Most people say I look like I'm anywhere from 15 to 19. (I guess that's good, right? ) I've also heard "you look young but you talk like you're old" a fair amount.
    I've been told I seem younger than I am, which I can see... I've also been told I LOOK younger than I am, which I have more trouble seeing, although it might be.
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    I definitely look younger than I am... which is annoying.

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    i look about my age, i think.

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    I think the importance of age is a little overstated, but that could be my own inexperience speaking up.
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    Depends what you're talking about. (With yogurt, for example, paying attention to age is a good idea.)
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    I consider myself relatively immature for my age, but for some reason or another in person people tend to think I'm older than I am. Hmm...
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    I used to always be told that I looked younger than I was, but that has changed in recent years. I'm starting to go gray and I'm getting wrinkles. Oh well.

    I'm quite sure I still seem young for my age otherwise though.
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    I always hear I look older than I am.

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    People almost ALWAYS assume I am younger than I am when I meet them initially and they had no other form of contact with me. People usually say I look in between the range of 14-16(I'm 18.)

    However, if I've spoken to the person before over the internet or the telephone, or whatever other means of communication I used to speak to them, my age is almost always assumed to be in the early 20s. So, apparently, my behavior portrays a much older persona, while my baby face betrays my actual age a few years backwards.
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    I've always been told I look older than i actually am. When I was 15, people thought i was in my twenties. I always get told I "act" old.

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    I'm a 792 year old Time Lord, not looking a day over 300, on my 6th regeneration

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
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    Dude, but seriously, dude. Seriously.

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    Usually people assume I'm somewhat younger.
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    Always gotten "older".
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    When I was 15, people thought I was 18. When I was 18, people thought I was in my mid 20s. It seemed to be speeding up. I found that disturbing. In my 20s it slowed down though and eventually stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy View Post
    I hear "you look younger" and "you seem older" a fair amount. I'm told I'm one of those people whose age is hard to guess because I look like I could be 15 or 30. Most people say I look like I'm anywhere from 15 to 19. (I guess that's good, right? ) I've also heard "you look young but you talk like you're old" a fair amount.
    Same. It's a compliment. Who wants to look older and talk younger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezra View Post
    Same. It's a compliment. Who wants to look older and talk younger?
    A playful teenager who wants alcohol/cigarettes?
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    When I was fifteen, people thought I was 17 or older. Now, people think I'm about 4-6 years younger than I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryene Astraelis View Post
    When I was fifteen, people thought I was 17 or older. Now, people think I'm about 4-6 years younger than I am.
    When I was sixteen (and a half) I used to be able to get in to pubs. Then on the run up to my 18th I started getting ID'd. Mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    When I was sixteen (and a half) I used to be able to get in to pubs. Then on the run up to my 18th I started getting ID'd. Mm
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    The older I get, the scarier this becomes. When i'm 30, for example, people will probobly assume i'm 45. I don't know that it has much to do with my appearance as it does my mannerisms. I've stopped getting carded and this depresses me. Dunno if i've mysteriously aged about 10 years overnight or what. I get called ma'am all the time --this upsets me to no end.

    I think introverts probobly give off the "old age" vibe.

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    I look my age. But I've been told I sound older. The way I talk and my body language was said to be sophisticated. I often I hang out with people about 5 years older than me.
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    more younger indeed!! and much more when i shave my face!

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    Everyone assumes that I'm older than I really am, and they always have. In junior high, I was often mistaken for a high school student. In high school: For a teacher. In college: For a graduate student (and I never got asked for my ID when I bought alcoholic beverages).

    I suppose it's because I tend to have a serious expression and a relatively low-pitched voice, and I have always been tall for my age (or for any age!). I guess they lend me an air of gravitas!

    Wow, this all makes me sound like quite the stuffed shirt. I'm really not, I promise! I just look like one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane_Eyre View Post
    Wow, this all makes me sound like quite the stuffed shirt. I'm really not, I promise! I just look like one.
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    people usually tell me i look like i'm about 35. when i was a teenager i def looked younger than my age also. but yeah i agree with SM i'm going gray also thank God for hair coloring prods.

    actual age is 43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine Lively View Post
    people usually tell me i look like i'm about 35. when i was a teenager i def looked younger than my age also. but yeah i agree with SM i'm going gray also thank God for hair coloring prods.

    actual age is 43.
    i'm going gray. <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by implied View Post
    i'm going gray. <3
    really? do you color your hair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine Lively View Post
    really? do you color your hair?
    no, because i find it kind of cool at my age (26.) i just have random totally white hair growing around my crown. i did color over with it some henna for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by implied View Post
    no, because i find it kind of cool at my age (26.) i just have random totally white hair growing around my crown. i did color over with it some henna for a while.
    yeah white hair when you're young looks totally awesome. never tried henna, but only because i wouldnt' look good as a redhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine Lively View Post
    yeah white hair when you're young looks totally awesome. never tried henna, but only because i wouldnt' look good as a redhead.
    I had a 22-yr-old friend who had grey hairs. Hereditary, apparently. It was fun teasing him.
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    I had grey hairs when I was teenager

    @thread- according to the drunk indian guy who wanted to give me a blow job at the bus stop a few weeks ago... I look older than I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryene Astraelis View Post
    Nah, that's the LSE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane_Eyre View Post
    The LSE is my dual....Hmmmm.....
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    I know a guy who went all grey at 25. Makes him look older. He don't colour. Depends on person sometimes looks cool imo

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