Agree or disagree - despite being legal adults, eighteen year olds look like children?

Agree or disagree - despite being legal adults, eighteen year olds look like children?


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  • I think it depends on where you're from. Most people around the 18-19 where I live look significantly older than that photo you posted, at least the males. Females on the other hand don't seem to change much after reaching 13-14. As for myself, I haven't been asked for ID since I was 12, as I could grow a decent beard even back then. (Of course it took awhile back then, taking about 3-4 months). So from personal experience, I'm going with no for males, yes for females. In general anyway. The photo you posted would be about a 15 year old male here.

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  • Many do look very young. It depends on the person, though. A lot of the people in my grade don't "look their age" at all. Some could pass for 20-something while others still look 12. Being a teenager is just an all-around awkward transition. Some are lucky and end up looking like actual adults by the age of 16, while others... like me... still look like middle schoolers. At least I'll look youthful when I'm in my 30s/40s.

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  • Depends on the person. I've met people in their 20s and I thought they were still early high schoolers. I've also seen high school guys with a full beard and look almost 30.
    I knew a guy just out of high school, he was 19 and already going bald on top.
    It really depends on the person.

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  • Depends on the 18 year old. 18 year old *boys* look like boys.

    I talk to an 18 year old Portuguese girl on Skype. She looks like a woman. And she can more than hold her own in every department. Far from being naive. She's a little pain in the arse :P

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  • If we're talking about the attached image as an example, then yes. "Modern" men don't look like men anymore (in general). Both sexes are shifting to the middle, so guys become more feminine and women become more masculine. Not only in regards to looks, but also character. Men become crybabies and women become aggressors. And it'll get worse as time passes. "Be progressive they said. It'll be fun they said."

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  • Guess that's why there's a difference between Young adults and other classes of adults...

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  • 18 year olds look like children and 14 year olds look like 18 year olds

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  • Some do, I could pass for an adult man when I was 15

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  • Agree but then again, what if it were the other way around?
    "Despite being legally children, 28 year olds look like adults."

    Gotta consider the grey area.

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  • Some 15 yeard olds loke like they could be inbtheir 20s and vice versa. It all really depends on the individual.

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  • Some do look younger. Although they legally, biologically and mentally aren't. So no. They are not children

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  • Sometimes. My mum used to say i am untill im about 23 and you have a decent amount of experience of life. To her its about experience, not age. And she says some kids have to grow up too quickly.

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  • eighteen year old boys do, but eighteen year old girls dont

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  • I know I did when was 18. Yes, it's generally true.

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  • ... I was 15 and was thought to be about 22. Also, a lot of people in their 20s look like kids. Especially shorter women.

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  • To me, young adults are still like kids until they hit 25.
    Then the brain switches and they become adults.

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  • It all depends on the person women are more mature at that age and look older

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  • Nowadays they are children. I didn't look like a kid when I was 18. And not even like a teen. But fashion corrupts xD

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  • Age has nothing to do with it I think once a person matures they start to dress different

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  • Why not ask the Uni students who are trying to get into the club

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  • Only recently. Look at the 18-year-olds who took part in the D-Day invasion.

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  • Depends i knew friends at 16 that wouldn't get id checked

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  • Check out my profile pic. I'm 17. I've been told multiple times I look 25

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  • I don't know...🤔🤔🤔🤔... may be too much grooming

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  • Most of the kids here who are 15 or 16 look 20 or even 22, it just depends on the genes

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  • I agree

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  • I’m 15. Do I look like a child to you?

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  • Disagree.

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  • Well still depends on the kid in question

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  • I am inclined to agree. They are children

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  • They actually do. A lot of them act like them also

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  • I guess so, without any facial hair at least

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  • A lot of them act like kids, even throughout their 20's but still. With makeup & kids going through puberty so early I'd say that a lot of kids look and act much older nowadays.

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  • Agree somewhat. Im 20 and still look 16, as do many my age.. but i think younger people are starting to look older now

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  • Sometimes.
    My ex is currently 19 but he literally looked like he was 30 when he was 16. I’m not even kidding. He looked / looks WAY older than he is.

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  • When I was 23 I thought 18 year olds looked like children. Now that I'm 29 23 year olds look like children to me.

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  • Age means nothing. But 18 years old are children with God complex and monkey brain.

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  • Lol some people. Genetics plays a big role in determining what age you look like

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  • Some look younger, some look older. Not sure what else there is to say about it.

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  • Agree. They look and act like children.
    No offense.

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    • They play tag? They eat too much candy? They aren't allowed alcohol and don't enjoy it?

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    • I never said they were children. I said they LOOK AND ACT like children. Exactly, she's asking about 18 year olds, they're considered adults aren't they?

    • Yes, they are. Some behave like children

  • Most of them do to me and then guys my age look 30.

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  • I don't know. A lot of people think I'm older than I really am.

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  • I’m 20! and people say I look 16 but act 25 like what 😂

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  • Not all 18 year olds look like children. Some 20 year olds look like children’s.

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  • I am still told I look like 18 but I don't think I look like a kid.

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  • Some do some children look like adults. I’m told I look like I am 25 but I’m actually 16

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  • I would agree. Shoot I'm 30 but I look like early 20s.

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  • I'm 22 and people say I look 16. I think because I'm short. I'm 5 ft. But I wish I was taller

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  • Agree for sire, they are totally kids

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  • Honestly, I'm turning 18 and I still look 12.

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  • some do some don't

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  • I think 18 year olds are children

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  • Agree I know I do

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  • Not look like they r actually children.

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  • Often they do but many also look older

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  • Agree

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  • Anybody can look older and younger.

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  • yess for sure

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  • Eighteen year olds do look like children

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  • Some of them still look like Children 😂

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  • Some do and some don't, but most of them sure do act like children.

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