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Old 03-31-2019, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by kokonutty View Post
Hmmm, you look like someone half your age and now cash registers talk to you. Have you shared these thoughts with your doctor?

Originally Posted by aquietpath View Post
I suppose it is possible, but far from common. Christie Brinkley looks incredibly young at age 65. Lucky you.
Yet she looks close to her age. You would NEVER mistake her for someone in their 20s.

Originally Posted by cis_love View Post
a lot of people think b/c they dont have wrinkles they look youthful. not true at all. it's not wrinkles that makes someone look old. it's jowls, loss of facial fat, a general sagginess to the face. i absolutely do not believe you look 30 years younger than your age. i'm not being mean. i have always been told i look young for my age and i know I def do not look like someone nearing 50. however, i have never ever ever met someone who looks 30 much less 40 years younger than their age.

It's usually only the "30 years younger" person that thinks they look like that...and well 3 friends and a relative.

Old 03-31-2019, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by BusinessManIT View Post
Believe what you want, but what I have said is true. I haven't lost any facial fat and don't have sagginess in the face. My jowls are fine. I have seen people that look far younger than their age in my lifetime. There was one man who was in his seventies but didn't look a day over 40. He had dark hair with no gray whatsoever. My wife also looks younger than her years. She is 52 but people think that she is in her 30s. We consider it a blessing to have found each other.

At any rate, the fact that I look and feel young isn't going to impact this world in any big way. I am just a retiree who is finally enjoying life after a grueling and pressure filled IT career. I feel blessed to have the money and health to do so.
Lol. I have got to see this! Please take a pic with today's date on a slip of paper.
Old 03-31-2019, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by LLCNYC View Post
Lol. I have got to see this! Please take a pic with today's date on a slip of paper.
I wouldn't mind doing it, but I want to preserve my anonymity. At any rate, I don't care what people think. I use this site to express my views. If people don't believe me, that's fine.
Old 03-31-2019, 09:09 AM
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Originally Posted by glass_of_merlot View Post
Come on now..lol

Guy needs glasses....
Old 03-31-2019, 09:12 AM
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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I'm the same way (almost 27). The other day at work someone asked if I had just graduated. Uhh, try 5 years ago. Went the gas station to buy some beer and the cashier said I didn't look a day over 18 and asked for my ID.
Old 03-31-2019, 09:28 AM
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Oh for chrissakes, I get carded every time I buy anything at a liquor store, it’s the POLICY, not the youthful good looks of the drinker. Sheesh, if I went skipping out telling people I was just mistaken for 30 years younger they’d think I already started in on that bottle.
Old 03-31-2019, 09:59 AM
Location: equator
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What really sucks is when body parts don't agree. For 63, I don't look too bad, but my ARMS are from an 80 y/o. Wrinkled and saggy. Nothing else is like that. WTF????

Anyway, OP....sorry, but count your blessings and maybe brush a little silver tint into your temples. Like they do in the movies.

As for the guy in his 60s looking 25---if your hair is the same style, you too can experience this phenomena by looking in the mirror without your reading glasses. Cheers me right up!
Old 03-31-2019, 10:19 AM
Location: Tennessee
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I'm 32, and while no one is going to mistake me for a teenager, I can pass for mid-20s. In IT/tech, it can definitely be helpful
Old 03-31-2019, 10:32 AM
Location: Central Illinois -
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Originally Posted by BusinessManIT View Post
I am 62 but can still pass for someone in their 20s. .
I'm guessing you're also a multi millionaire.
Old 03-31-2019, 10:58 AM
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I know how you feel. Im 27 (28 this year) and people still think Im in high school or between 18 and 22. I still dont know why because I stopped shopping in junior department years ago (19 was my last year). Since then was adult department or stores for my age that came along the way (when I actually shopped there at that age from 19-24).

I still get this a lot. I still get asked when Im gonna graduate high school, I still get asked when Im gonna start college (for ones who think Im 19/20), etc etc etc. I even get people who think Im still young enough to live with my parents and wonder why I want to leave so soon.

I dress like Im 24/25 but still get thought of as teenager or early 20s for some reason. My hair is pretty long (since 6th grade) and Im not into makeup like some of these people are like on IG. So thats probably it. My hair pretty long and I do basic makeup. But that should make me look at least 24. So idk.

Its annoying. People say when Im older I will appreciate looking younger when Im older. No Im not lol.
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