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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

 
 
Old 11-10-2022, 09:00 AM
 
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My family is blessed with good genes. I am always taken for much younger than I am. I stay fit, I walk fast and I have very few wrinkles. When I mentioned to someone that I was going to my 50th High School reunion, they were shocked that I was over 50 years old. My mother looked great until she got sick at 80.
You were 68 and someone thought you were under 50?

Oh well, these threads are always entertaining anyway.
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Old 11-10-2022, 09:01 AM
 
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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.
Yes, it's true that nowadays it's often difficult to tell someone's age. Your photo is a really good example.
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Old 11-10-2022, 09:02 AM
 
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You were 68 and someone thought you were under 50?

Oh well, these threads are always entertaining anyway.
Why is that so difficult to believe? One person I worked with recently thought I was 50. I was almost 71 at that point. They were dead serious. My response? "I wish my body FELT 50." No one is bragging on this thread.
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Old 11-10-2022, 09:07 AM
 
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Yes, it's true that nowadays it's often difficult to tell someone's age. Your photo is a really good example.
The photo is not a good example because it's dark and out of focus (although the girl on the right definitely looks SIGNIFICANTLY younger than the other two.)

I'm 53, but I look 35 when I look in the mirror at night with my contacts out. LOL.
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Old 11-10-2022, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Juneau, AK + Puna, HI
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I'm 53, but I look 35 when I look in the mirror at night with my contacts out. LOL.
No wrinkles! Love it.

At age 50 I was once questioned by our HS principal about why I was in the hall during class time.

This was with my back to her, walking away. Apparently from this perspective I looked and moved like just your typical tall, gangly boy.

Actually I have heard that more than once: I look young from a distance
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Old 11-10-2022, 09:38 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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People are often surprised to hear that I am 70, and they don't seem to be just polite. When it comes to getting up some mornings, if they saw me they would guess I was older. I'm just lucky to still have a good head of hair (salt & pepper) and not a lot of wrinkles.
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Old 11-10-2022, 09:48 AM
 
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Exactly. Boomers who are 70 often do not look as old as they are.
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Old 11-10-2022, 10:12 AM
 
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I think I did look younger than my age until my mid to late fifties. During cancer treatment, many things changed physically, some of them permanently. I'm pretty sure I look substantially older than my age now. I now have 5 great grandchildren. When I tell them, I also metion that I started early as did my kids and grandkids, which is true. People think I'm kidding. I think the crypt-keeper and I would probably tie in a beauty contest.
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Old 11-10-2022, 10:40 AM
 
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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.



Are we supposed to guess your age? Cuz you wouldn't like it if I was totally honest. That's why we have friends, to lie to us.
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Old 11-10-2022, 10:42 AM
 
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So at this point the poll says 26 people will lie to you all and only one person will tell you the truth.
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