I don't look my age

@secretbear (19472)
Philippines
September 15, 2011 8:45am CST
Today, I have received a compliment that many women would be happy to receive. The nurse at the university health unit told me that I don't look my age and that I look younger. I did not know how to react because I thought I looked awful that time since I was not feeling well. I just smiled but I could not give my thanks because I was so elated. ^^ So what compliment have you received today? Are you happy when someone says you don't look your age?
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22 responses
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 11
At this age I am, I would be excited if someone complimented me for my physical appearance for looking younger than my age. Being on the big size is at a disadvantage cos it makes me look much older than my age. I really need to go down to merit a good compliment.
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@bagarad (7664)
• Paso Robles, California
15 Sep 11
Yup. Putting on weight can do it all right. I always used to be told I looked younger than my age until two things happened -- my hair turned really gray and I gained about 20 pouds. Now I don't like what I see in the mirror anymore, so I don't spend much time wit the mirror.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 11
I've avoided looking at the mirror too as much as I can cos when I look at the mirror I see my mother looking back at me! No wrinkles yet but everything seems to go out of proportion. My face getting rounder and fast going southward. I've tricked the gray hairs by coloring my hair so I would not look too old before my time.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
Girls! At least you've got proof that you have and still living your life! You've been in my age before and enjoyed it like I do so now it's my turn.
• United States
15 Sep 11
Most people think that I look younger than what I am. People who are significantly older than I am often mistake me for being college aged. I like looking younger than what I am, but I know that it can also work against me. I have years of experience, but those are all washed away when someone looks at me and assesses me as being a "college student." The way to upset me, though, is to assess me as being older than what I am. I've had that happen to me once. It reminded me that I needed to take better care of myself, since I'd been feeling rather badly at the time.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
You can always show them your years of experience in other ways other than your looks.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
15 Sep 11
I haven't received a compliment today, just yet. I have also been told that I don't look my age at all either. I have been told that I look like I am still in high school, or that I look like I am in my early 20s. I am 33 now though. I know that this compliment would have made you feel better as you thought that you looked awful and that you were not feeling well. I am happy when someone tells me that I don't look my age at all. I try my best to take care of myself and be less stressed. I also feel that it also feels good to look young on the outside, and still feel young on in the inside too.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
I also try my best to take care of myself. I have stopped staying up late at night so much and I try to get enough sleep. Yes! Feeling young in the inside helps a lot to look young on the outside.
• United States
15 Sep 11
That's always a nice thing to hear! Things like that will always make you feel good about yourself :) I'm 19 and people that don't know me always think I'm 15 or younger. Hosts at restaurants will sometimes leave me with a kiddie menu because I guess they think I look like one. At first, it really bothered me when people thought I was so much younger, but now I realize it can be a good thing..especially as I get older.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
A kiddie menu!!! That's really amusing! You must really look so young, then. Looking young is really advantageous. For one, I get to avail of student discounts in transportation fare.
@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
15 Sep 11
Well nobody has given me any compliments today, but I have had people tell me I don't look my age. When people find out how old I am, thats the first thing they say, or they'll say you still look like a young girl. It makes me happy, hopefully I grow old gracefully like my mother and my grandmother, my mother don't look her age, and neither did my grandmother, and neither one has/had much grey hair. I hope I got their good genes.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
You probably have their genes. It's always as they say, like mother like daughter.
@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
15 Sep 11
I know I don't look like my age so I don't think it will be a compliment to me. I am used to myself but lately frequently shocked if I see people who are 10-15 years younger as me but look way older. I mostly check then if I am right. My daughter promised me to shoot me if I am really look very old and think I am still 16. What is a relief to me. Funny thing is that lately someone said to me too I looked great although I felt very sick and had fever. My son give me compliments whole day on about everything does that count too?
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
Of course! Any compliment is compliment! At least you don't look older than your age.
• United States
15 Sep 11
I am 41 and look like my daughter. since I lost over 100 pounds people give me the best compliments one can have. I recently added a picture of my daughter and I here. I am so pleased to look as young a I do.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
Wow!!! Good for you!!!
@opalina143 (1238)
• Morristown, New Jersey
15 Sep 11
that's great. It must be so wonderful to be told that. No one ever said that I look younger than I am, but one time when I went to Applebee's and ordered a drink, I got carded. That means the person serving the drinks thought I might not be 18. So that was pretty nice. It's been a long time since I was under drinking age! So was a really big surprise.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
That's the same as being told you look younger!
@keihimekawa (2010)
• Philippines
16 Sep 11
Haha I know what you mean! Last Tuesday, while my whole team went out for a dinner, we were talking about our love lives (most of my team mates are guys so they just love to tease and bother me about getting a new Bf or so) so they started teasing and bothering me then my boss suddenly asked: Boss: How old are you anyway?! Me: Turning 27 this November Boss: No, really... Me: It's true! It's my 5th year with you guys! Officemate/friend/supervisor: Really?! Boss: You look 24!!! Me: o_0 Ok... All of you are forgiven~ That really made me happy that we dropped the whole "find a new BF" subject XD
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
Yay! At least we are getting younger and prettier even without a boyfriend.
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
Yeah girl! High five!!! Lolz!!!
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@globaldoc (860)
• Philippines
17 Sep 11
I have always said this, that age does not matter for someone. I know of someone who is less than 20 years old, but she looks like she is already in her 40's. I also know of someone who is already 40, but she looks like she is still in her mid 20's. I guess it is really the disposition that matters.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
21 Sep 11
I agree. If you're happy, you look young. If you're dissatisfied, you look older.
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
17 Sep 11
Maybe youre still young at that. Or maybe you look younger that your real age. But age doesnt matter, it is the woman in you that matters. Smile a lot and be happy, and you will feel young and more lovable.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
21 Sep 11
I try to smile a lot and be happy a lot. I know smiling will make us look younger.
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
17 Sep 11
It make us feels good when someone says we look younger than our age. When I am with my daughter people always says "ahh" each time I introduce my daughter and they give me a look " you don't look like your age to have a teenage daughter" I like the compliments so well and wish to look more younger have a good day jaiho®
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
21 Sep 11
I'm also amazed when I see mother and daughter looking like sisters.
@picjim (3003)
• India
16 Sep 11
It is a complement when someone says you don't look your age.It means you've kept yourself in perfect physical shape.You might have been ill but the other person perceived you as being in good shape.I haven't received any complement today.I have spent the whole day in connection with a difficult project related to my work which will take another few days to complete.If someone really means a complement i would feel happy.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
21 Sep 11
Hi picjim! I think I have been really taking good care of myself. Eating right and doing some exercise. But I'm just doing that recently so I guess it's working!
@SIMPLYD (73924)
• Philippines
16 Sep 11
Of course, anybody told that , would feel really elated. Imagine someone mistaking you as younger than your age, then it means you are really taking good care of yourself or carry yourself well. Keep it up my friend!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
21 Sep 11
@tholitz (1127)
• Philippines
16 Sep 11
Hi secretbear! You must had felt great after hearing this compliment considering that you seems to look awful that day. Maybe the nurse had mistaken you for a high school student (I'm assuming that you're in college level already). I used to give compliments to my female office mates whenever I bump into them, telling them such things about their looks, dress or whatever I found really astonishing to them. And this will always result in a unexplainable smile on their faces. I think giving compliments make a positive boost in the aura of a person. Though I don't want to boast, but I believed I have aged well as far as my high school batch mates are concerned. During our reunion, I really felt great whenever someone will say that I look younger compare to them. Making me to smile all throughout that night. Have a nice day!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
I'm already working tholitz. I work and at the same time I'm taking up my masters degree. Yeah, I agree. Giving compliments to people will really make them happy and improve their mood. As long as the compliment does not sound like a bola. Well, good for you for looking better than them! Now, you won't get embarrassed to attend another one reunion!
@zhawee (875)
• Philippines
16 Sep 11
Sometime when my someone asking my age im to shy or I did not answer that question Im only egnored it. because i felt in my age its not compatible in face. Yes my age is young but my face look like old. causing of a lot of problems. Now im very shame when somebody wants to know my age.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
You don't have to be ashamed of your age, zhawee. Be proud of what you are.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
16 Sep 11
Yeah, that nurse was right. I would have told u the same thing when i see u looking sick, secret.. lol =D JOKING!! It feels good naturally when we receive compliments, especially when it comes to age. WHen weare young, we try all ways to look older so that we are be restiction free. BUt once we are adults, we all what we can to look young.. lol =D Ironic, isn't it, secret?? haha I've got people telling me i look younger than my age, but i dun see it on my own.. haha
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
Really ironic, Kun!
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
15 Sep 11
I am happy when someone says that...because I am old! LOL..really its a very great compliment! I haven't recieved any compliments today! And the day is almost over!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
Before the day ends, I want to say that you make great crafts, Jill! If not, they would not sell, right? That's my compliment for you today.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
15 Sep 11
Hello secretbear. If someone says that I look younger than my real age, I feel happy. But now I don't think that I don't look my age because however I look at myself in front of the mirror, I do look my age and I feel a little bit upset. hehe. I wish to really look younger. Though it is a blessing to be old, I love to be young as a teacher. And you know, in our country, there are a lot of age limit in finding a job. So it is always better to look young and to be really at a young age, but not too young. Have a good day, friend.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
Take better care of yourself, William so you can look younger.
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
15 Sep 11
i love when people told me that i look younger than my age (though im just a teenager) but there are some people who hates it. I had this classmate of mine who is 13 yrs old (im 15) but she was taller than me and she was kinda chubby so when people ask her age she always tell them that she is already 14 cause they will question her further if she told them the truth and they would believe her right away, and she needs to explain for them to believe her, and that pisses her off. :)))
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
So she looks older than you but you're actually older than her?