Who's older, and who looks older?

United States
February 7, 2009 8:33am CST
This discussion came to me because recently I commented on a friend's photo of her husband, assuming it was her teenage son! He certainly looks young, at least in my eyes. So it got me wondering, in your relationship, who looks older? Do you look older than your partner even though you're younger, or do you both about fit your age? Or do one of you look like you're far too young to be with the other? I certainly don't fit my age. I've had people tell me I look anywhere from 35 to 40 something! I'm not even 30 yet, and won't be for over a year still. My hubby is 5 and a half years older than me, but I guess in our relationship, I look like I'm the oldest. I think he looks about his age. He's got a young looking face, but his receding hair line gives it away, which is why he shaves his head, and that helps bring back his youthful look.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
12 Feb 09
There's only 2 years between myself and my partner, but a while ago a shop keeper referred to me as his mother!!!! I've stopped dying my hair, but really I'd be lying if I said I wasn't offended! I tell myself it was a language barrier thing to make myself feel better.
• United States
12 Feb 09
Wow, that sounds pretty awful! I hope I don't look that old.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
22 Feb 09
Hey! I don't think I do either Lol Cheers mate ;-)
@bubbletush (1334)
• Philippines
12 Feb 09
me and my husband are both 32 years old (though i am older by only 24 days) be somehow he looks a bit younger than me.
@jesssp (2743)
• Canada
8 Feb 09
I am the absolute worst judge of age. We are both 25 and I'm relatively sure we both look it but I wonder sometimes. Someone at a work site made a comment to my fiance the other day about how me must know something because he's in his 30's. I don't know if the guy thought that because he has a lot of experience or what but my fiance didn't really like it! I think that I look older because I feel so much older most of the time but I still get ID'd regularly and the legal age here is 19. I am pretty sure I DO NOT look 19. We went out a little while ago and saw some people from high school who I hadn't seen since then and one of the guys told me I looked younger now than I did then. So I really have no clue who looks older or what!
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
My hubby looks a bit older than his age (36) since he's a BIG guy and doesn't even give time for himself to have an exercise. And for me, some would say that I look younger than my age, maybe because I'm petite.
@palonghorn (5490)
• United States
8 Feb 09
In my relationship, he looks older than his age of 47. He has salt and pepper hair, but since he took early retirement, he decided to grow a beard and mustache, he stayed clean shaven while working. And I just really noticed that it makes him look older. I have been told I look younger than my age of 49, thank you ms clairol lol.
@tudors (1556)
• China
8 Feb 09
hehe, there must be one person to sacrifice by looking a little bit older. my bf who is four years younger than me looks more mature than me and i can't believe that he is 4 years younger than me even i check his ID time and time again. No, he doesn't look old, but the way he acts and handle things makes him look mature.
• India
8 Feb 09
every one likes to look young than others if they are really older than others i also want to look young as i feel more over some body have a good looking face even though they are elder and they look as younger and some body looks elder even though they are younger
• China
8 Feb 09
i am an old man
@junasism (81)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
She's five years older. She looks older. :P
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I have been told that I look way younger than both of my ex husbands. As for guys, I date, well, I really don't know. The guys that I date are usually around my age or a bit younger. I really don't know.
@4ofmyown (1120)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I am younger than my husband. He is 40 and I just turned 37. He is almost completely gray and balding...so he really looks older than he is. Usually people are right on when the guess how old I am. I wish I still looked like I was in my 20's!!! But I feel alot younger and so does he and that is what counts.
@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
7 Feb 09
My husband and I are only 3 months apart. I think he probably looks a little older than me. After 8 years of welding his skin is starting to look older. He has lots of lines on his face and he looks tired all the time. I think people usually think I'm younger than I am. I'm 27 and I still get carded when I go out to the bar. My husband does too though. He is not really tall so maybe that is why people think he is younger.
@breepeace (3028)
• Canada
7 Feb 09
My boyfriend and I both look pretty timely for our real ages. He's 27 and generally gets anywhere from 25 to 28, and I'm 25 and generally get anywhere from 20-24. He definitely does look older than me, though.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
7 Feb 09
hello katsmeow my hubby and i are the same age. lol he has a small balding area on the back of his head. so i guess that he would look some older than myself. i go about once every three or four months to the beauty parlor to get my hair fixed. i have it colored back to the same color that it is, i am a brunette, to get the grey hairs out of it. my hair dresser told me that it is very unusual to get grey hairs on the back of my neckline like i do. lol so that is one of the ways that i stay younger looking than my hubby does. lol take care and have a beautiful day today!
• India
7 Feb 09
we both are lookin of same age and much younger than our age. One of the reason of aging is environment, if you are living joyful and satified life then obviously you r going to look much younger than your real age. You can check out my real pic in my profile and my real age is 32 and i m father of two kids. Happy YoungLotting!