Anyone else on the spectrum not physically age?

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22 Jan 2016, 5:59 pm

I read on some autism site that this is more common with those on the spectrum, to have like baby looking young faces. I am about to turn 30 this year and I don't look a day older than I did 12 years ago lol. I have to not shave and look like a castaway just to not be asked for ID to buy a mature video game lol. Anyone else in the same boat?



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22 Jan 2016, 6:00 pm

I wish this were true for me!

When I was 30, I looked pretty young. However, at 55, I look close to my age at this point.



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22 Jan 2016, 6:18 pm

I get guessed younger than my age pretty often but not drastically much so. I am 37 but often am told I look late 20s-early 30s. The elderly lady I do private duty home care for has told me she thinks I look about 24 but I think her eyesight may be starting to go. Lol. I have a teenager and one who soon will be, and I have often been told I look young to have kids their ages. I was 22 when I had my oldest, so I don't think that is that young to be a mom. I have sort of an innocent expression in pictures sometimes--I guess that is probably what it comes from. I'm not terribly thin, but i have kept the "matronly spread" at bay; my hair isn't too gray yet; my skin hasn't aged terribly since I never smoked and never did the tanning bed thing except for someone's april wedding once when I was a bridesmaid. So I guess all this adds up to looking young. I get carded buying alcohol if the person doesn't know me and know I am of age to buy it. But now they card anyone who looks under 40 so I guess this isn't a huge compliment anymore. Lol.


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22 Jan 2016, 6:19 pm

I get mistaken for a teenager several times a month. I'm not even close to being a teenager. I never looked my age.



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22 Jan 2016, 6:22 pm

I look about as old as Noca's avatar (except I don't have the forehead furrows).



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22 Jan 2016, 6:29 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
I look about as old as Noca's avatar (except I don't have the forehead furrows).


That's ok. You seem young at heart.



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22 Jan 2016, 6:30 pm

LOL....I am pretty young at heart! My mother and my wife wish I would grow up already! :wink:



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22 Jan 2016, 6:33 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
LOL....I am pretty young at heart! My mother and my wife wish I would grow up already! :wink:


Haha, I think grownups are boring. I never grew up on the inside either. I just got wiser, instead.



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22 Jan 2016, 6:37 pm

I believe a young attitude enables excellent health well into your golden years.

My mother has had somewhat of a rough life--and her attitude reflects that sometimes. I hope she mellows out a little now that she's in her 80s.



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22 Jan 2016, 6:43 pm

I don't look a day over 70.



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22 Jan 2016, 6:57 pm

I thought I've been starting to look my age,
but the other day some lady guessed I was around 25!
What the ?!?!?!?!
I'm 51.

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22 Jan 2016, 7:02 pm

the_phoenix wrote:
I thought I've been starting to look my age,
but the other day some lady guessed I was around 25!
What the ?!?!?!?!
I'm 51.

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That's great! :D



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22 Jan 2016, 7:10 pm

It's because you have a young and colorful view of things.



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22 Jan 2016, 7:17 pm

Why thank you, Yigeren and kraftiekortie! :D



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22 Jan 2016, 7:17 pm

I'm 16 but I look like I'm 12 or 13. I am very petite for my age 5'1 feet i think and i have a youthful face. I also have a cutesy personality and childish interests so people think I'm younger. I kinda like it to be honest because I feel that I can pursue my interest that seem more tweenish with out judgement and I can get away with more lol. But funny enough some people think I'm older because I'm intelligent and i speak maturely and have mature conversations so it's weird. But I feel the age that feels like me the most is 14. I don't know it just feels like my real age and was one of my most best ages.



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22 Jan 2016, 7:34 pm

I've had people tell me I look 17 when I'm actually 20.

My mom is almost 43 and people STILL think she's in her 20's! When she was 32, a teenage boy asked her out to prom thinking she was his age! My mom told me he got really embarrassed after telling him her age. :lol: