I think I look my age exactly. I'm 25 and I look 25. When I was younger, I had bangs and it made me seem even younger. so when I was 16-21 I looked like I was always 16 because of my bangs. It didn't bother me because I wasn't in the market to date or go drinking. I did not date until I was 23 and even then, I was like... dating anyone between the ages of 19-33 and it was fine. I didn't sleep/have sex/marry until I was 24 and the only guy who I slept/had sex with/whatever is not older than me, he is actually younger (by a few days) than me and I'd rather have it that way.
I think girls who use their looks for an older guy or whatever... good for them. That's not what I use my looks for though. Or girls who use their looks to get younger guys, good for them also. Not what I use my looks for. Looks are some times only skin deep. I think it is your characteristic, and if you are a happy nice person or a mean grump.
bottom line: I do NOT have any problems with how old or young I look.
like you said in the long run looking younger is better. I look older. When I was in school people thought I flunked or was in a way higher grade. And when I started my job when I was 18 I got invited out for drinks because everyone thought I was in my mid 20s lol. I don't know kinda cool now but I don't know wanna look 30 when I'm 25
I'm 30 and I've been told I look like I'm in my late teens. In fact a few weeks back I tried to approach a girl who was my own age and she kinda shrugged me off because she thought I was a high school kid. It kinda makes it difficult to get girls as a 30 year old single guy because the only girls who don't look like cougars when they're with me are girls who are young enough to land me in jail for dating them. It sucks :(
It's really weird, some people tell me I look 15 and some people tell me I look 30.
I'm 21, though personally I think I look more like 17 or 18. It's a little bothersome when my ID gets scrutinized like crazy before they let me into a club or I have to explain that my boyfriend is the same age as me and not a pedo.
When I was about 14 people said I looked older and by that time I liked that when I got in my 20's people think I look older even now at 27 there are people that thing I look 18/19 even 16 and gee I love it so better to look young ;)