I hate my speaking voice.

Calgary, Alberta
September 7, 2017 2:27pm CST
I can sound manly when I sing but when I talk I sounded like a 16 year old surfer kid.I wish I sounded like Morgan Freeman or Kevin Conroy. I sounded like Michael Angelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles. I hate my speaking voice more when it is recorded. For sure I can modulate my voice if I want but you cannot just modulate all day long.Your natural voice will always show up. I have to show up my ID on a bar even though I am 33 because I apparently look and sounded under age when I shave my face and when I talk. I guess I will grow a beard again. I am just mad because a Bar forced me to show my ID. Seriously that Guard almost ruined my date.
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@much2say (39987)
• United States
7 Sep 17
Oh but I think you are fortunate! Long gone are the days when I was carded (I now have to force them to even look at my ID ). I'm Asian and still look young for my age, but I don't dye the grays - that's probably the biggest giveaway. Oh well. I have never liked hearing my own speaking voice. I mumble and just sound "weird" - at least to my ears - but obviously this is what people hear. But I'm not about to audition to be a radio host, so I don't worry about it too much .
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• Calgary, Alberta
8 Sep 17
I am starting to grow some grays but I pluck them like crazy. I do like looking young, Asian don't raisin after all. The Hispanic genes is not strong enough to stop me from Asian aging. My 28 year old date suddenly felt old because the older guy she is with got carded. I wanted to be a game streamer and my voice is my biggest hurdle. I am not sure if my voice can convince people to subscribe. Years of working on a call center means I had heard my speaking voice so many times recorded.
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• Philippines
8 Sep 17
i'm still not dyeing, too, but yeah i think the east asians look even younger.
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@much2say (39987)
• United States
8 Sep 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker Why are you plucking the grays? Don't they say they come in more when you do that? I actually think men look more "distinguished" as they start graying. Did they not card your date too? Didn't you mention too that you did voice overs? I would love doing that, but my voice doesn't lend to do that sort of thing. Working at a call center, you probably have good pronunciation and such . . . your voice is probably better than you think .
@jstory07 (69361)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Sep 17
You should feel good that you look young. That should be a good feeling.
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• Calgary, Alberta
7 Sep 17
I like looking young but I don't like sounding young.
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@Kandae11 (40402)
7 Sep 17
That makes two of us, I wince every time I hear my recorded speaking voice.
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• Calgary, Alberta
7 Sep 17
I just want to have a warm belly that night because it is very cold. I am also in a date and she was almost mistaken for dating a minor when I am 5 years older than her. My voice ruined my day.
@pgntwo (22005)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
7 Sep 17
Ah, first-world problems... Our recorded voice sounds different because the element that is normally transmitted through the bones of the cranium is missing. I don't think I know anyone who likes listening to their own voice being played back at them... Sorry about the doorman on your date - some would take that as a compliment.
• Calgary, Alberta
8 Sep 17
I was originally from a 3rd world country but I am having 1st world problems now since I moved here. Back in the Philippines I never mistaken for a minor. I guess Canadian teens are taller.
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• Philippines
8 Sep 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker maybe you need to lift weights to add bulk?
• Calgary, Alberta
8 Sep 17
@hereandthere I am afraid my lung surgery scars will open if I do weights.
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• United States
7 Sep 17
Surfer dudes sound cool though and if you sound like this and sound only 16, you will have eternal youth
• Calgary, Alberta
8 Sep 17
I like looking Young, I work hard to maintain it but I don't like sounding young and being carded at bars.
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• United States
8 Sep 17
@amadeo (70857)
• United States
7 Sep 17
I know hate mine.Mine sounds like full of marbles.LOL
• Calgary, Alberta
8 Sep 17
I want to sound like an articulate mysterious gentle man. Not a dumb surfer.
@amadeo (70857)
• United States
8 Sep 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker I sound like a thug.LOL
@hereandthere (32584)
• Philippines
8 Sep 17
but i remember you used to do voiceovers
• Calgary, Alberta
8 Sep 17
That is not my natural voice though. I can do voiceovers and sound like Markliplier but not do it all day long. I can do voiceover jobs but that is for few minutes. My natural speaking voice on the other hand sounded bad.
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@Corbin5 (113506)
• United States
7 Sep 17
That does have to be frustrating for you. The beard my help.
• Calgary, Alberta
8 Sep 17
itchy but it may help. This never happened to me in the Philippines.
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@sabtraversa (13333)
• Italy
7 Sep 17
Most people hate their own voices. At least you have a good singing voice, from what I read. I think I sound like a duck when I sing. And I think my voice is the one of a 12/13 years old boy. Here they might still ask you for ID, no matter your facial hair. Oh sweet paranoia. But beard is the trend, so JUST GROW IT!
• Calgary, Alberta
8 Sep 17
The only downside of beards is a guy will be mistaken for a terrorist instead. I wish my singing voice can be my speaking voice. Talking like Anthony Kiedis sounds better than sounding like Keannu Reaves in Bill and Ted.
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