When people first meet me they think I'm anywhere between 18-22. When I speak people think I sound mature and mistake me for being a couple years older. But funnily enough nobody has guessed my correct age. I'm 25.
I just turned 44. Almost everyone who meets me assumes I'm 28-30 based on my appearance and my personality (not immature, but laid back and fun). No one has ever guessed that I'm over 40 (35 is, I believe, the oldest anyone has ever guessed), and they often don't believe me when I tell them the truth. I've been carded going into bars and clubs even recently (I have friends in bands, and I'm a "back-up" DJ for a friend).
Of course, I don't drink, smoke or use drugs (illegal or otherwise), and I take reasonable care to stay out of the direct sun, so my skin isn't prematurely aged. I have a little gray in my hair, but that's about the only visible suggestion of my age.
I'm usually assumed to be older than I actually am, in high school people always thought I was an upperclassman when I was an underclassman. I'm pretty tall and not very scrawny so I always figured that was the reason.
Till I didn't turn 40 no one ever did :D Salt pepper hair, baritone voice & poker face used to do the trick and it was always to my advantage ;) right from driving when underage to watching 18+ movies at cinemas to when in my early 20s I was at a senior designation with much older people reporting in to me.
Even now (after I started working out again and watching my diet) people think I'm below 40 i. e. somewhere in my 30s (weird isn't it lol)
10 years tounger all the time. I often think about people who spend a lot of money just rying to look their age, let alone younger. I do nothing other than wash my face every day in the shower and also i dont carry too much weight
No, I'm often mistaken for looking/being seven to ten years younger.
I get asked, "Are you going to be in 8th or 9th grade next year?" I'm a sophomore in college.
Last year I was mistaken for a ten year old. We had relatives of family friends over and the wife says, "Alex speaks with such diction and impressive and mature word choice."
And my mom says, "Well I would hope so; she's 19."
The woman apparently thought I was as old as her 10 year old son.
Oh, and no, I do not take it as a compliment. It's one thing if they'd say, "Wow, you look 17, not 20." It's an entirely different thing if they tell me I look 10. It's worse if they don't ask my age and just speak to me as though I'm a child. Then they're so amazed by my intelligence and say something stupid like, "Wow, you're intelligent beyond your years!" And I say, "Really? I thought all 20 year olds were roughly as intelligent as I am." Then they stumble to recover themselves.
I get 18 all the time and I'll be 23 this year. Just before my 21st birthday I was out to eat with my family and this older waitress that we see a lot said to me, "Sweetheart, you are so darling. Would you like a job? Wait, are you 16 yet?" Lol whaaaat... I was about to graduate college!
I often get mistaken for being 6+ years younger, now is about 9, 10 years younger. I'm starting to think it's awful, getting hit on by all the "kids"... Maybe it's better to look your age, or just a couple of years younger.
I'm 22 and still get carded when I buy cigarettes! I've even had a person ask what college I planned on going to after graduation, and I said, "Um... I already graduated from college." But the people that do know me say they forget how young I am because I'm really 'mature and insightful'.