being taken for older or younger

@jb78000 (15163)
June 17, 2009 7:55pm CST
i'm 30 but i'm fairly small so people often think i'm quite young, i don't like it at all. how do you feel about it?
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@wiccania (3360)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Most of the people I work with assume I'm 25 or 26. I'm 33 years old. I take it as a compliment. A week after my 33rd birthday, I was carded at a bar. The 22 year old that I was having a drink with wasn't. I asked the bartender if he was a regular or something. She said she'd never seen him before. But somehow she thought I was not only younger than him, but that I was too young to be able to legally drink. That was 5 months ago and it still makes me grin.
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@jb78000 (15163)
18 Jun 09
that's funny. you must have great skin by the way
@marcyyyy (519)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Considering I'm 54, I always like it when I'm taken for quite young. Lots of times, I am.. Lots of people don't think I am 54, they sometimes think I'm 20 years younger, and I like that very much!!! I try to keep young, and exercise, and I really don't act like I'mm in my 50's...I don't feel like I'm there either. Enjoy this now, because when you're 50, you'll like it when people think you're very young!! Take care!
@jb78000 (15163)
18 Jun 09
my mum is 60 and until recently everyone took her for 35. you obviously must look great for your age so enjoy it too
@marcyyyy (519)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Good for your mum!!! I think people in their sixties are starting to look younger...or maybe I feel that way cos I'm getting close to it myself!! Stay young!!
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@jb78000 (15163)
19 Jun 09
what;s the thing, oh yes when you're young everybody looks old and as you get older everybody looks young. it's true!
@mommyboo (13197)
• United States
14 Jul 09
I don't like it either. It would be okay if people did not make assumptions that are questionable along with assuming I am younger. Questionable assumptions being... that I am REALLY young, such as college or even high school - that is kind of offensive. Assumptions such as... I am single. Assumptions such as... I am a single mom. Assumptions such as... I get any type of assistance. Assumptions such as... I am not educated. Maybe now you can see why it is annoying. People are crazy. Now if people just assumed I was young and hot, that'd be okay
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@jb78000 (15163)
14 Jul 09
it's the the sharpest people that make those kind of assumptions. all it does is make them look like idiots.
@jb78000 (15163)
14 Jul 09
oops typo - NOT the sharpest. i'm very tired because i've been working on my computer all day in between adding little bits to mylot
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
18 Jun 09
I have always been taken for younger. When people here that I am 52 they can't believe it. I'm thin and have great genes that I got from my parents. I don't get upset when people ask me my age. I can definitely understand if you look older you don't want to give your age.
@jb78000 (15163)
18 Jun 09
my mother is even smaller than me. when she was in her early forties some travelling wotsit asked if her mum or dad was in....
@jb78000 (15163)
18 Jun 09
ooh, lets compare genes. i've inherited a tendancy to put on weight if i don't exercise (and by exercise i mean walking a bit), i'm fairly good looking and have an average IQ, not exactly stunning
• United States
18 Jun 09
I get carded evey where I go - I am 24 but everyone thinks i look lilke Im 18 . I hope this keeps up . My mom is in her latev50s and looks no older then 35 - i hope i age as nicely as she has :)
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@jb78000 (15163)
18 Jun 09
last time it happened i was 29....never had a problem when i was 15 but never mind
@larish (2193)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
How young? 12 years old? Well, if that's the case you have to make extra effort on choosing what you wear and be careful on how you project yourself so that they won't think of you as adolescent. But if it is just less than 10 years, then try to accept the comments positively. Remember that there are people who are always mistaken to be older than their real age. You are indeed blessed for being though of a few years younger than your real age. Be thankful.
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@jb78000 (15163)
18 Jun 09
well as soon as people speak to me they realise i'm not a silly wee girl, it's just that first impression and there really isn't much i can do about it
• Saint Lucia
18 Jun 09
They usually thinks the same about me and i like to hear that.I always take as a compliment.You should be happy that you look younger than you really are.I would have felt bad if someone mistake me for being older than my actual age.