(Closed) Ever been mistaken for a boy?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I used to a lot. Went through a phase in high school and uhhh.. 

Welp 

Did that to my hair omg why am I sharing this?? It was baaaad. 

Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

jeturner198431:  I don’t see one thing that I would consider masculine about you.  You are beautiful!  What’s wrong with people?

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

j9marie:  Thank you so much.  I went to the shop the other day to get my Dad something and the man that worked there said to me ‘excuse me sir!’ Not pleasant ๐Ÿ™

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

Yes. From ages 14-18 people thought I was a boy constantly–mostly because of my short hair and fairly modest and androgynous clothing. It affected me for a long time because it made me feel unattractive.

I’ve grown into my body more and wear more flattering clothes, but I still get the ‘boy’ comments every now and again. I mean regardless of my clothes and hair I’m pretty much all hips and boob, so it upsets me a lot when it happens.

It made me feel a lot better when I realized there are some guys out there who are into the short hair and don’t mind that I keep pretty covered up. (:

Post # 35
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Sugar bee

Bubu82:  

No, because in my country, baby girls leave the hospital with their tiny earrings on, and after that, we always use earrings; kind of difficult to confuse girls with boys then!

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

jeturner198431:  Hey, they’re insane! You look like a very attractive woman. I showed my husband your picture and he said ‘nice dog’ and I said ‘being held by…?’ ‘A woman’ He answered, like it was so obvious it was a trick question! He thinks those people need glasses too. Please don’t let those idiots get you down. What’s more, I’m sure they don’t mean to offend you in the slightest so it’s even less worth putting value toward. I’m sure it must be tough though.

I have been referred to as a man in passing lots of times. I’m 6′ and strong and I look like my brother so I understand the confusion. Sometimes people just take in one feature like hair, height, clothing, shape etc. and their brains fill in the blanks. When people see me properly with my hourglass figure, fitted clothing and long hair they soon look embarrassed!

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I was mistaken for a boy when I was a kid, 2-3 times at least. I was chubby, often had very short hair, and wore baggy clothes. It was really difficult for me because the rest of my family was always attractive, and I was always chubby and awkward. My mom was a model, and so was one of my brothers. All the rest were good-looking, too. Luckily, my teenage years were a bit nicer to me. I lost most of the extra weight and finally looked like I belonged to the same family. These days, I’m curvy but not obese, and I have hair down to my elbows, so it’s fine now.

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

jeturner198431:  I’m completely lost on how anyone would confuse you for a boy. You very much look like a girl (woman). And pretty! Please try not to let it get to you. Out of curiosity I showed your picture to my 4 year old, and asked if you were a boy or girl…without hesitation he said, a girl! Then I asked if you were pretty and he said yes ๐Ÿ™‚ He also said he wants your dog ๐Ÿ˜ 

Post # 39
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Busy bee

Yep. Third grade. By a substitute teacher. I had that really short haircut that was popular on girls in the late 80s. And for that reason, I will never, ever have a haircut short than a bob. I’m obviously still haunted by that. 

Post # 40
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Buzzing Beekeeper

jeturner198431:  There isn’t a single thing masculine about you. DEFINITELY a very pretty woman!

Post # 41
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Sugar bee

jeturner198431:  the people who call you ‘sir’ must not be looking at you. You are obviously a woman.

Post # 42
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

thehappywife11:  Thank you so much.  That’s very cute of your kiddie wink too wanting or dog ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Lyndzo:  Thank you so much, that means alot. X

Post # 44
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

themoonofhislife:  Your face is feminine. It’s hard, I know it is but you’re not alone xx

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Bahamas

I work in healthcare and sometimes with patients that are very confused. I have been mistaken for a man more times than I care to admit. Luckily, I can just shrug it off because they’re confused, buuuut I have a large chest so I don’t really understand it. I have a short hair cut now and thought that would cause confusion but it hasn’t. 

On anothernote, i used to have bright red hair and was mistaken for The Little Mermaid. I would much rather that!

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