Bees who get mistaken for being waaay younger, why do you think this is?

posted 5 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Canada

I’m 36 and pregnant…the other day I was asked for ID to buy a scratch and win ticket.  You need to be 18 to buy them, meaning the woman thought I could potentially be 17.  17!!!  I think it’s because of the pregnancy pimples to be honest 🙂  I also have no wrinkles or grey hair yet and a bit of a rounder face.  Theres worse problems to have I suppose lol.

Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I was a late bloomer, and I always looked much younger than my age, and had a baby face. Combined with the fact that I’m petite with a young sounding voice, people always thought I was much younger than I am. When I was in high school, I looked like a middle schooler. In my 20’s, people still thought I was 16. I used to hate it, but now that I’ve reached 40, I love being mistaken for 30. 😊 

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper

I work in an academic institution and am often mistaken for much younger.  It’s gotten to the point where I just don’t even let it phase me.  Also it doesn’t matter what I’m wearing.  People just assume.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I always get comments that people think I’m in High school. I graduated 10 years ago. My husband doesn’t get ID’d if he’s buying alcohol, but I do every time. I think it’s partly that I have a baby face. But I also don’t wear makeup so that probably has something to do with it too. 🤷‍♀️

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I was with my FH buying alcohol a few months ago and the cashier carded me, even though FH was paying. When she saw my ID, she said, “oops, I thought you were about 17!” I’m 31 AND I’m 5’11” lol.

I work in higher education, so I often get mistaken for a college student, even though I dress professionally & wear makeup. I think that’s just because most of my colleagues are in their 40s and up, though, so people assume I must not work there.

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I’m 5’10” and got the “student price” (middle school and younger) at my sister’s basketball game when I was in my mid-20s. I think it just fades with time – I was constantly mistaken for someone younger throughout my 20s, but not so much anymore.

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m half Asian but idk if that factors in. I think it’s mostly a combo of being relatively short (5’3”) and having a rounder face with big eyes and softer features. I’ve always been more “cute” than “beautiful/sexy” if that makes sense.

My hair probably doesn’t help my case much either. I’ve had the same hairstyle since basically forever—long layers down to my elbows. I feel like most 30 yr olds have something shorter going on.

Post # 24
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860 posts
Busy bee

I’m 42, and people assume I’m in my early thirties. I get asked how I keep my skin young-looking and I expalain I’ve used sunblock religiously since I was in my early 20s. 

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I’m 24 and everyone at work says I look 16. My guess is it’s because I don’t wear makeup. I look my age, dress my age, act my age, I just don’t wear makeup and I think that throws a lot of people off. 

Post # 26
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Honey bee

crustyoldbee :  as Catherine Deneuve so wisely said,  at some point a woman must choose between her face and her ass. Good thing I barely have an ass.

I was always mistaken for younger. I’m not tall at 5ft3in. I have great skin, a round face, and for the most part I’ve remained normal to slim. Since I am in my mid 50s, people don’t say, “gee, you look only 48!”. They express surprise that I have a 30 year old kid and that I’m 56. I went to a plastic surgeon many years ago to talk about a tummy tuck, which I ultimately didn’t get. I’m very afraid of any surgery. He said, “what do you do?” so I launched into an explanation based on my current job. He started shaking his head. “I mean, what do you do to look so good for your age?” I said that I picked my parents very carefully.

Good looks do fade with age, and if you have a serious illness that takes its toll. I’ve just been very lucky. I believe that more than we like to admit, luck influences our lives. The part that we have control of is very small.

 

Post # 27
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Newbee

I am 31, 5 foot nothing, a little over 100 pounds and Korean/Japanese. I have a very young looking face so my stature just adds to that idea that I’m younger than I am. I am also a first grade teacher and we had a middle school girls choir come in the other day…those girls dwarfed me…and they are middle schoolers. Sometimes when I wear sneakers and jeans, from behind or at first glance people think I’m a fifth grader (who are mostly as tall or taller than I am).

But I have to say, I do not mind looking young. My sister probably hates me looking young more than I do because people think she’s my mom. A lot of people also guess that I’m a sibling to my SO’s kids who are first and second graders. I’m curious to see if I get any odd comments when I hopefully have a baby in a couple years. Haha

Post # 28
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751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn

keikochan :  I’m 39 and often get mistaken for being in my mid 20s all the time. Even as young as 18. People are completely blown away when they find out my age. Often times not even believing me. I also get carded for alcohol very frequently. 

I’m not sure as to the reasons why. I have longer hair that is naturally dark. Luckily I haven’t started to get any grays. For the most part I don’t have a lot of wrinkles and I’ve always had fuller cheeks. Other than that, I really don’t know why lol

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

TheGridMonster :  I didn’t even think about the hair, mine sounds about the same as yours and has been that way since my late teens/early 20s lol.

Post # 30
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Honey bee

Everyone will age…no exceptions. It will come, I promise. 

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