(Closed) sick of looking young.

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think you look that young!  You probably look younger than people because you don’t wear makeup.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I get that all the time. Someone thought I was FFIL’s granddaughter (he’s only 50.) It’s mortifying. I feel like all manners go out the window when it comes to looking young. People thinks it’s hilarious to joke that I look 12, or that I make R look like he’s robbing the cradle (I’m a month older than him.) 

It’s not like I dress sloppy, or don’t wear make-up. It’s just a side-effect of being short and baby-faced. I get the “oh, you’ll be glad you look young later!” but honestly, I wish I didn’t!

Post # 5
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4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I get that ALL the time! I try to tell myself that I’ll appreciate it when I’m older and people are still mistaking me for being much younger. 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think you look late teens/early twenties, so about your age.  I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but the day will come soon when you’ll be happy about how young you look.  Seriously – I’m only 5 years older than you and have in those years gone from hating being young looking to being really excited about it, but also terrified I will start to look older.  Stupid youth worshipping peter pan culture!

Post # 7
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151 posts
Blushing bee

Ha, I know how that goes. I got questioned by a gas station attendant not too long along because he thought I wasn’t old enough to drive. I’m 27! lol! 

My mom swears I will like it when I’m older, but she’s been telling me that for years, and I still don’t even come close to liking it! 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You know, I can’t tell how old anyone is any more.  You look young to me, but then you ARE a lot younger than I am. 

I know I always looked younger than what I am…and it drove me crazy.  I was given kid’s menus until my senior year in high school, asked if I was on a high school trip when going on a trip with my husband (we were 26), mistaken for a student all the time when I worked for a univerity in my late 20s, etc. 

Now at nearly 40….I love it.  I still get called “kid” and am usually guessed to be in my late 20s.  It did take a long time, but starting in my mid-thirties, I began to like looking younger,  So take some comfort in the fact that although it sucks now, and I know you are tired of hearing it (I was), it really is a wonderful thing as you get older.

Post # 9
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186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Im 25, I will be 26 in July and EVERYONE always mistakes me for just turning 20 or 21 🙁 Its quite annoying, but I just try and remind myself that it will be great when Im older! My mom is 55 and she sometimes gets carded!! HAH!

Post # 10
Member
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Aw, looking young is a good thing.  That must be annoying, though.  I think you look adorable.  People are just really rude!

Post # 11
Member
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

I have a super young face. As does my mom and grandma. I hate it now, but I know when I get older I will LOVE it. My grandmother is 75 and my mom is 51 and both look at least 10 years younger than they are.

I’m 22, 5’0 and weigh 100 pounds. I work with middle school kids and blend right in so I know how you feel. When I’m not in my work uniform, though, I am always dressed nice with my make-up and hair done, and usually a pair of heels or nice flats. If I didn’t, people would constantly think I am about 16 :/

These are two pictures at Disneyland, so the clothes i’m wearing make me look especially young!!

Post # 12
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2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I can sympathize with you. I usually get asked if I am 15 or 16.

Post # 13
Member
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

@Neva: The night I left to drive to my freshman year of college my sister, mother, and I went out to eat. I got asked if I wanted a kid’s menu by the hostess who was younger than me (She went to my high school)!!

Post # 14
Member
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

eh, give it 10 years and you’ll be thrilled.

don’t worry about it.  you are a grown up beautiful woman!

Post # 15
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I hear you. I am a teacher and once I used a teacher tray in the lunch line and got scolded, because they weren’t for students :S When I do anything professional, I have to wear makeup, high heels, and professional looking attire.

When people says things like “Oh, you look too young to be a teacher” I now look at them in the eye and reply “I am about to complete my 7th year in teaching” or I don’t respond at all and watch them become sheepish. I think it’s kind of a rude thing to say, because as those of us with the issue know, it often comes with a lack of respect or an expectation of inexperience. I don’t go around saying “Wow, you look so old for your age.” I’m not down with indulging the comments anymore at 29.

And yes, I know I’ll appreciate it when I’m older, but I also deserve respect now.

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