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05 Mar 2021, 8:44 pm

Title says it all. For some reason, people think I look, and sound like a teenager. I get people mistaking me for being a 15-19 year old girl, and got told I sound like a 14 year old girl. That's all. I'm flattered to an extent, but does anyone else get mistaken for being younger than you actually are? I'd thought being somewhat fat would make somebody look older, but I guess not me.



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05 Mar 2021, 8:51 pm

I don't get mistaken for a teenager anymore, but people still sometimes peg me as my early 20s. It makes me wonder how much younger I'd look if I didn't take caffeine, ephedrine and similar. :lol:

Being heavier is a double-edged sword. If you're a small, petite person being heavier will make you look bigger and thus less young, but no matter how you're built it tends to make one's completion look younger and will often give you chubbier cheeks which sometimes make one look younger.



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05 Mar 2021, 8:53 pm

funeralxempire wrote:
I don't get mistaken for a teenager anymore, but people still sometimes peg me as my early 20s. It makes me wonder how much younger I'd look if I didn't take caffeine, ephedrine and similar. :lol:
Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I bet it flatters you. It sure does flatter me.



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05 Mar 2021, 8:58 pm

I’m 28 and still get asked what grade I’m in.


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05 Mar 2021, 9:09 pm

robotrecall wrote:
funeralxempire wrote:
I don't get mistaken for a teenager anymore, but people still sometimes peg me as my early 20s. It makes me wonder how much younger I'd look if I didn't take caffeine, ephedrine and similar. :lol:
Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I bet it flatters you. It sure does flatter me.


I just think of myself as young with experience. 8)



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05 Mar 2021, 9:56 pm

People always think I'm younger than I am.

Christ knows how, as I'm overweight, balding, wear glasses, have slightly hunched shoulders, and generally don't move quick.

I can only assume it's more of an attitude thing? I'm very curious about things and my brain tends to pinball around (thanks, ADHD) so I guess my mindset can come across as young? Or "emotionally undeveloped" as a shrink would probably call it.



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05 Mar 2021, 10:46 pm

dragonsanddemons wrote:
I’m 28 and still get asked what grade I’m in.
I have no idea how long it's going to be like that for me; I'm in my early 20's btw.

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robotrecall wrote:
funeralxempire wrote:
I don't get mistaken for a teenager anymore, but people still sometimes peg me as my early 20s. It makes me wonder how much younger I'd look if I didn't take caffeine, ephedrine and similar. :lol:
Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I bet it flatters you. It sure does flatter me.


I just think of myself as young with experience. 8)
IMO, you're still young. I think young adults are 20-39 and you get middle aged from 40-59.

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People always think I'm younger than I am.

Christ knows how, as I'm overweight, balding, wear glasses, have slightly hunched shoulders, and generally don't move quick.

I can only assume it's more of an attitude thing? I'm very curious about things and my brain tends to pinball around (thanks, ADHD) so I guess my mindset can come across as young? Or "emotionally undeveloped" as a shrink would probably call it.
I think my mindset comes off as more of an Adolescent versus a young adult, but I'm on the same boat as you minus the balding lol. I also still wear a lot of things adolescents wear, and still occasionally shop for Junior's clothing so that might also be it?



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14 Jul 2021, 5:32 pm

I'm 60, and I'm NOT old.

I sort of look 60, though :(