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Do you get your age mistaken?
Yep, usually much older than I am.
Yep, usually much younger than I am.
Nope, I usually get around the right age.
Yep, a variation of older and younger.
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tasi
Post #359032
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10:57 pm, Feb 20 2010
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Oh boy...does this happen alot. When I was sixteen I was mistaken for a fifth grader! Seriously...how developed are fifth graders today that I look like one. roll eyes A more recent incident was during freshman summer orientation at UT last year I got mistaken for a freshman. I was all like I'm the freaking OA! What makes it worse is that everyone thinks my little sister is older than me. *sigh*

Tsubaki21
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1:00 am, Feb 21 2010
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all the time. My school has a uniform so I changed out of mine and went to some store with my friend who was in her uniform, and I was asked if I was her mother. Makes me livid. I was donating to her charity too. Oh, I also get asked out alot by really, incredibly old men. Really old. Like 70. I really just don't understand why people think I'm so old.

....actually though I virtually never get IDed, even when I was 17, and the legal drinking age is 21..... so maybe it's not all bad.....

AkatsukiMoon
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12:04 pm, Feb 21 2010
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I'm 17, turning 18 soon and people mistake me for 2-3 younger all the time.. But I like to use that for my advantage. For example I never get asked when I buy a ticket for public transportation, but they just sell me a half-price, which is for kids age 15 and below. laugh

The most extreme time was when I was looking after a bunch of 10-year olds last year and one of the kids thought that I was 12..

flapple
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10:39 pm, Feb 21 2010
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Asians look younger (sometimes Koreans are exceptions). My dad (51) looks like he hasnt hit the 50s yet. My mom (46) looks like shes 38. I (15) have been told i look 14, which is pretty good. My brother (17) has been told that he look 13. Yes, i look older than my brother. laugh

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muraved
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12:56 am, Feb 22 2010
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People tend to mistake me being older than I am. Doesn't bother me though.

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Tsubaki21
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1:28 am, Feb 22 2010
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my cousin thought I was 38, I'm 18.... what is this! I don't have wrinkles!

Calíbre
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Madman
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1:40 am, Feb 22 2010
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If it wasn't for this beard, I'd look like I'm 16. With the beard. I look like I'm 18.
:-\

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urdarkestdream
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4:35 am, Feb 22 2010
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I'm 21 and still occassionally get asked if i would like a kids menu at restaurants (if i'm with someone who looks older)...
then the host/hostess looks at me strangely cuz i'm laughing so hard laugh

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2:49 pm, Feb 22 2010
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I'm currently 24 and I'm look like I'm 12 years old or younger.

It's pretty strange when you are older but you look younger than anyone else, isn't it? none

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Harukko
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4:00 pm, Feb 22 2010
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I'm 19 and people mistake me as a 15 year-old kid. A year ago I'd used to get confused as a 12 year old. But I liked the feeling of looking younger. XD

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Pedro Boh
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4:51 am, Feb 23 2010
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As far as I can remember(which is not much, my memory sucks, so let's say since I was 15) people tend to think I'm a few years older

when I was 15 it was great, people used to think to think I was 18 or so, which was great.

now that I'm 22 it sucks. It really really sucks when someone thinks you're 26 when you're 22 -.- really sucks.

wotonito
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4:53 am, Feb 23 2010
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i voted before i read peoples comments, i thought it was about you pausing to think about your own age... when people ask me how old i am i usually have to pause for 2 or 3 seconds to remind myself im 16 ( i really dont pay much attention to peoples age, just their personality, which is why i forget my own age every now and then )

edit: other than that so far i havent had anyone tell me how old they think i look, so i dont really know

edit#2: oh right on the internet people usually think im late teen / young adult...

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Toto
Post #359446
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5:14 am, Feb 23 2010
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Well, I did not really elaborate on how or why people think that I'm either younger or older than my real age.

Okay. So, years ago I took a class at the local Junior College to pass jump one of my math classes, and one day I mentioned to the girl next to me that I was a freshman. However, she thought I was a freshman in college... not high school. This might be because I'm as boring as a grumpy old man.

Now, I can't quite remember any specific times when someone thought I was younger; therefore, I will post again when I do.

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9:26 pm, Feb 23 2010
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I've been offered the kids menu at 17. There have been people who've known me for almost a year and still thought I was 15/16.

Last edited by KennEH! at 5:24 am, Feb 27

hubris
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Pharmakeus
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1:46 am, Feb 27 2010
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It depends on the context...
People usually think I'm younger (anywhere from 3-6 years younger) especially when I'm with my family. People somehow think my younger sister (by 3 years) is either older or that we are twins... none . Not surprisingly, people always ask for my ID and take their time checking --- sometimes they ask for multiple pieces. roll eyes .

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Well... we look like we're 15 until we are 50... after that we look like we're 500
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