I'm almost 21 but people still mistake me for being 16, especially girls my age.
This becomes a problem when I'm trying to find a date...No one takes me seriously because they think I'm in high school and if I start by announcing my age it usually puts people off (not that anyone believes me when I tell them anyway...).
I know other people have this problem, and if so, how did you manage it?
Is there a line you say that works your age into the conversation?
How can you get them to pay attention to you in the first place?
And would you date a person that looks much younger than you?
I have confidence, I can flirt, I dress well, and I don't necessarily act like I did in high school, so what am I doing wrong?
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First off, I totally understand where you are coming from. People had always thought I was younger then my real age and I felt that was really annoying.
Indeed I would think people don't take me serious and so forth. But what is more and more working for me is that I actually grow to TAKE MYSELF SERIOUSLY.
28 age by now, people often think I am 23/24. When I was 23/24 there were people who thought I was 18 or so.. Made me very upset!
A genuine answer: Look at your clothing. What are you wearing? This is quite a hard thing, since if you do like to dress more 'streetstyle' you will def look younger then when you will wear more spencers and stuff.
Try to grow a little beard.
But above all - it's really a mental thing - you have to transfer subconsicouly to your convo partner you take YOURSELF SERIOUSLY.
How you LOOK like is perhaps 20%, but 80% is your ATTITUDE.
Start with taking yourself serious. Be calm and collected. You will be fine.2