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View Poll Results: Do people think your older or younger than your actual age?
Younger 70 93.33%
Older 5 6.67%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-09-2022, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You haven't met my 12 yo. She's an expert at giving people backhanded compliments (at best) or vague insults (at worst).

Just today she told me that she feels like "the past 10 years have stood still" for her because I look exactly the same. And she didn't mean it as a compliment, rather, this was her way of telling me I need to change my look. My 15 yo agrees, but she's more diplomatic than her sister.

To answer the question, though, I usually get told I look about 5-7 years younger than I am (I'm in my early 50's).
Many kids have smart mouths at that age...lol.. I know I did. My mom is only 20 years older than me. When I was about 12, I told her that she should stop wearing red lipstick because it makes her look older.. As I grew up, I realized how rude that sounded..
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Old 11-09-2022, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm 34 and not many people seem surprised by that...lol.. I think I may look a little younger when I'm not wearing makeup though. When I was like 18-20 years old, many people still thought I was in high school.. It made me so mad.. I wanted to look 25....Now, I would be elated if I was mistaken as a high school student..
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Old 11-09-2022, 07:36 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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You haven't met my 12 yo. She's an expert at giving people backhanded compliments (at best) or vague insults (at worst).

Just today she told me that she feels like "the past 10 years have stood still" for her because I look exactly the same. And she didn't mean it as a compliment, rather, this was her way of telling me I need to change my look. My 15 yo agrees, but she's more diplomatic than her sister.

To answer the question, though, I usually get told I look about 5-7 years younger than I am (I'm in my early 50's).
Reminds me of the time that I put my short hair into a pony tail after I'd been working and was hot and sweaty. My daughter, about 8 years old at the time, looked at me and said, "Mom, you look like the world's oldest little girl!"

I think kids always think their parents roamed with the dinosaurs, especially when they ( the kids) are growing up.
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Old 11-09-2022, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Surprisingly (?) I don't socialize with people who tell me how old I look, or otherwise try to guess my age. Neither do I ask people to guess my age nor tell people my age fishing for some compliment.
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Old 11-09-2022, 09:02 PM
 
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Lol this poll. Who is going to tell someone "wow, you look a lot older than that"
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Old 11-09-2022, 09:17 PM
 
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Lol this poll. Who is going to tell someone "wow, you look a lot older than that"
Yes, how likely it is that EVERYONE really looks younger than their actual age?

It's called flattery.
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Old 11-09-2022, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Juneau, AK + Puna, HI
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I don't know, and it really doesn't matter to me. (Age 64). I feel great, not overweight and no health issues so all is good here, even if by chance I look to be 80.

That's the age younger people use to insult an older person, right? I heard a HS kid ask one of our PE teachers with gray hair once, "How old are you, 80?" Teacher, in late 50's or early 60's (Just a guess), frowns and says: "Yeah, I'm 80."
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Old 11-09-2022, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Lol this poll. Who is going to tell someone "wow, you look a lot older than that"
It occasionally comes up in conversation as my 2 friends are 61 or so, I'm 70 but you are right no one is going to say I look 80, LOLOLOLOLOL
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Old 11-09-2022, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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This poll, lol. No one has been told they look older. I just don't think that happens very often.



I'm in the middle, the short friend is about 60 the other friend is in her 30's! LOL, who can tell? I'm having trouble guessing ages, the older I get.
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Old 11-09-2022, 10:00 PM
 
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Recently I happened upon my former orthopedic surgeon's summary of our first meeting. It said: "This is a pleasant 58 yr old woman who looks her age."

BOOM.
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