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Do people typically think you look older or younger than your actual age, or do they mostly get it right? Does it bother you? Please, air your gripes.

ETA: People always guess within one-two years of my age and I like it.
Glad to see most people here are not bothered by this. This was inspired by a post in another community and most people were so angry about it!
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[User Picture]From: siren_songs
2013-01-19 04:24 pm (UTC)

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They used to think I was much older, but started guessing my actual age around 25. Now I'm 29 and I typically get anywhere from 23-27. Doesn't bother me at all.
[User Picture]From: mlledesade
2013-01-19 04:25 pm (UTC)

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Younger. I'm not necessarily miffed about that since I'm only 28. As they say, black don't crack. ;)
[User Picture]From: onedotfour
2013-01-19 05:37 pm (UTC)

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lol we have a black guy at work who looks 18 but hes actually almost 40
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2013-01-19 04:27 pm (UTC)

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I was told recently that I am like those weird Asian ladies who is 50 years old but looks 30. They thought I was 20 but I am going to be 30 in a month. I honestly don't mind unless they are talking down to me like I don't know what is going on. That is when I become irritated. For example some guy backed up on top of my car about six months ago. He brushed off the incident as like it wasn't a big deal... "Oh when I was younger I hit a deer with my car..." I got the impression he was talking to me like I was a stupid kid and daddy was paying for my car. This is my second new car I have owned and I bought it myself. I don't take nicely to people talking to me like that. I worked hard for what I have.
[User Picture]From: sluice
2013-01-19 09:31 pm (UTC)

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This. People talk down to me sometimes because I look young. I like to school them with a witty comment or to deepen my voice if I'm in the mood.

Otherwise it's pretty cool. People don't go over 22 when they guess my age and I'm gonna be 29 this year.
[User Picture]From: jessicann00
2013-01-19 04:33 pm (UTC)

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I'm 30, and people usually guess me to be around 25. When I was younger, they usually guessed me at the right age or within a year either way. I clearly have the Benjamin Button disease.
[User Picture]From: faelariel
2013-01-19 04:33 pm (UTC)

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They usually think that I am a few years older than I really am and, seeing as I am a first-year at university, I like that, ha.
[User Picture]From: due27south
2013-01-19 04:35 pm (UTC)

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Mostly younger. I'm sure there will come an age when I look older/the same so I am ok with it except when people say a 12-year old. Why a prepubescent age? Its not flattering.
[User Picture]From: madscience
2013-01-19 04:43 pm (UTC)

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People usually think I'm 5-10 years younger than I am. Doesn't bother me at all. :D
[User Picture]From: blueskinjob
2013-01-19 04:49 pm (UTC)

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Strangely I've gotten both younger and older. I've literally in the span of a few days have had someone think I was 23 and another think I was 34 when I'm actually in between. IDGI at all and it's not like my clothing or makeup was drastically different!
But I HAVE been getting called ma'am a lot by random strangers in retail and service which bothers the hell out of me. For you ladies, do a lot of people call you ma'am and how old are you if they do? I don't even live in the south where it's more common!
[User Picture]From: ntensity
2013-01-19 05:10 pm (UTC)

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That is weird!! I haven't ever been called ma'am, that'd be weird I think.
[User Picture]From: pirahan
2013-01-19 04:49 pm (UTC)

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Idk but lol one time my step sister came home LIVID because the girl at the register at CVS asked for her ID when buying cigarettes. She didn't have it on her and the girl wouldn't sell them to her and she was literally screaming as she came in the door because she is an ADULT. I was like lololol you're 22 stfu you are barely over 18.
[User Picture]From: morrigan716
2013-01-19 04:54 pm (UTC)

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People tend to think I'm younger than I am, which I suppose is a good thing because I am nearly 40 and in the throes of a midlife crisis.
[User Picture]From: disorderata
2013-01-19 04:55 pm (UTC)

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Younger. Not really, it's bound to happen if you keep posting with a userpic from years ago (;

IRL too!
[User Picture]From: dazeydevyne
2013-01-19 04:56 pm (UTC)

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Younger, and I love it. I'll be 35 this year, and I'm just finishing my last year of university. I still get ID'd for everything (and it's 19 for smokes + alcohol, 18 for lottery tickets) which is sort of a pain, but it's always funny to mention my 16 year old son in class discussions- I had an entire class gasp in surprise, and one professorasked me "did you have him when you were 6?!?"

It's been a huge help, since when I moved here for school, I didn't know anyone. It would have been a lot more lonely if all my "peers" realized I was closer to their mom's age than their own.
[User Picture]From: grrillaesthete
2013-01-19 04:58 pm (UTC)

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I got carded the other day for buying a lotto ticket. I'm 35, motherfucker. I rarely get mistaken for that young anymore, but it does happen on occasion.

It shouldn't bother me, but it does. I AM OBVIOUSLY OLDER THAN 18.
[User Picture]From: givinguponyou
2013-01-19 04:58 pm (UTC)

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I'm 30 and people usually think I'm about 16. My best friend is 46 and everyone always thinks she is my mom.
[User Picture]From: ntensity
2013-01-19 05:12 pm (UTC)

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That's pretty funny -- do you laugh at it or does it bother you?
[User Picture]From: katydidnt98
2013-01-19 05:02 pm (UTC)

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They usually get it pretty close these days, which I'm fine with.
[User Picture]From: salamandertoast
2013-01-19 05:02 pm (UTC)

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Younger, I guess. It doesn't bother me, I just hate it when people start asking me about school because I can't tell if they think I'm in high school or college.
[User Picture]From: 836am
2013-01-19 05:22 pm (UTC)

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Older. Eh, I've gotten over it. I think it's a combination of being ~mature~ and having little fat on my face, lol.
[User Picture]From: asmadasrabbits
2013-01-19 05:28 pm (UTC)

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Younger. People always think I'm still in high school. It doesn't bother me that they think I'm younger, but it bothers me that everybody always says the same thing 'You'll appreciate it when you're older!' Great, think of something to say that I haven't heard 50 times. I even get it over and over from the same people, thanks I remember that you said that last time I saw you! And the time before~
[User Picture]From: ntensity
2013-01-19 05:35 pm (UTC)

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Oh yea that does sound pretty annoying. I can picture my coworkers doing this, too.
[User Picture]From: asthingscollide
2013-01-19 05:32 pm (UTC)

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Older. When I was 18 people thought I was 20/21. When I was 23 people thought I was 25. I'm 26 now and I think I look 28/30ish.

I'm starting to get little wrinkles around my eyes, very sad about that.

[User Picture]From: wondermilk
2013-01-19 05:35 pm (UTC)

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I'm 23 but I have been thought to be 13-16 yrs old and most likely will still be into my early 40s. ,It doesn't bother me much anymore because I'm kind of an asshole and know that by late 20s/early 20s, most of my peers will lose the youth in their looks. But i'll still have it. ^.~ Like James Franco. Man. He is just lost his hotness like out of the blue.Though judging by my mom's aging process, my age will finally catch up to me by the time I'm 50.
[User Picture]From: ntensity
2013-01-19 05:57 pm (UTC)

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You really think you'll still look 13-16 when you're in your early 40s? And you think that's desirable? Or am I not understanding you correctly...
[User Picture]From: sonarafaey
2013-01-19 05:36 pm (UTC)

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Younger. It used to bother me a ton, but not so much anymore.

There was this one incident that happened when I was in my mid-20s and helping my grandmother out with her grocery shopping. My grandma loved those lottery scratch tickets that you can buy out of the vending machine. Because of the arthritis in her hands, she was unable to put money in so I had to do it for her. She had walked away for a moment, and as I was putting money in some woman (not an employee) came up to me and started yelling at me about how I wasn't allowed to buy them because I was underage, and that she was going to alert store management and security. I muttered something about being over 21, and then my grandma came up, asked what was going on and then gave the lady an earful about making assumptions and minding her own business. The woman turned bright red and walked away without another word.
[User Picture]From: ntensity
2013-01-19 05:58 pm (UTC)

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Go grandma!! :) I love when elderly people put youngsters in their place.
[User Picture]From: leahfu
2013-01-19 05:40 pm (UTC)

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People think I'm younger than I actually am. I'll get guesses that range from a few years younger to about a decade younger. I've always looked young for my age and it doesn't bother me. It used to bother me a little bit when I was younger, but I tried to remember that I would enjoy it my later years.
[User Picture]From: celeritas_3e8
2013-01-19 05:45 pm (UTC)

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I am 27 but people typically think I'm ~22-23. I still get IDed occasionally (the legal age here is 19) :( It probably doesn't help that I'm a research scientist and go to work at the university in jeans and carrying a backpack, haha.
[User Picture]From: bad_lcuk
2013-01-19 06:01 pm (UTC)

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Generally younger but maybe theyre just trying to be nice!
It doesnt bother me.
From: light_frost
2013-01-19 06:03 pm (UTC)

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People usually think I look younger than I am. I am annoyed by it.
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