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Do you think you definetely look young for your age
Yes 72%  72%  [ 112 ]
Think I look younger, but not sure. 12%  12%  [ 18 ]
About avareage 8%  8%  [ 12 ]
Think I look old for my age. 8%  8%  [ 13 ]
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20 Aug 2011, 8:51 pm

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That's what I have done. I live in Arizona too.



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20 Aug 2011, 9:57 pm

I'm in my 40s and I always get told I look a lot younger. People tell me I don't look old enough to have an 18 year old son.

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20 Aug 2011, 10:07 pm

I'm always told I look 6 years older. Of course, I've found that if I ask someone how old I look upon first meeting them, they usually guess correctly. If I talk to them for 5 minutes and then ask, they usually guess 6 years older. At 18 I was told I look 24. At 22 I was told I look 28. I have a feeling I'm going to be 28 for the next few years, because nobody wants to say I look 29 (that's one step away from 30) and nobody wants to say I'm over the hill when I might not be. Pansies.



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20 Aug 2011, 10:13 pm

I don't know. Some think I look younger, some think I look older, and others think I look my age. I'm a terrible judge of age, so I couldn't say.


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20 Aug 2011, 10:54 pm

When I was 13-14 people thought I was around 16. I am 23 now and people believe I am still in high school. It's like I hate mid teens fast and then just stopped there. >.<


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20 Aug 2011, 10:57 pm

i apparently look somewhere between 20 and 27 (usually 25), depending on what i'm wearing, and whether i have makeup on, etc. at work they call me Benjamin Button as they say i am aging in reverse.

as a young teenager i looked older, then by the time i was 18 i started to look younger. i kept looking a bit younger until about 30 when i looked my age.

i started to lose weight 3 years ago and i have started looking progressively younger. also around the same time i developed a sun allergy. my attitude about life changed during that period too and i developed a more positive outlook. i wonder sometimes if that makes a difference, though probably not.

i have crow's feet, but my skin does not develop deep lines very easily. for example, until recently i wouldn't get those parallel wrinkles across my forehead when i lifted my eyebrows, and not frown lines either. people found it strange.


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21 Aug 2011, 12:25 am

How young I look is inversely related to how much facial hair I have. When I have a 2 month beard going, I look roughly my age. When I'm clean shaven, I look like a teenager.



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21 Aug 2011, 2:23 am

People usually guess I am 18 or 19 when in reality I am nearing 24.


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21 Aug 2011, 2:50 am

I think I look younger. I'm not too sure on how to judge, though. But I've noticed other women my age have some wrinkles and gray hair, and I don't have those. I'm near 40 and still have glossy long hair that's never been dyed, no wrinkles and in relatively good shape, that must count as younger? I don't think it's an aspie thing, though, just genetics. My mom is 67 and only has a few gray hairs. Grandma is 92 and her hair is only half gray. They're both NT.


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21 Aug 2011, 2:53 am

I'm 48 and people say I look younger then my age it gets annoying my hands look my age though.
When I was younger if I bought a drink people would ask for my ID and I was older then the person serving me. :roll:



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21 Aug 2011, 3:58 am

Some NTs can look young for their age too. My friend, who is 30 this year, got mistaken for a school child when she was walking to work.


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21 Aug 2011, 4:25 am

I look 14 rather than 17. But I am very tall, so if they don't pay too much attention to my face, they think I'm in my 20s. My mom, who used to be as awkward as me when she was younger, is the same way. People think she's my sister. o___o

However, I don't think this is specific to autism or any other related disorder. Lots of NTs I know all look different from their age, be it older or younger, usually older and by a few years. Autism is mostly just your brain wired differently, right? Eh... I don't know. I'm not really an expert on the whole thing...


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21 Aug 2011, 9:19 am

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However, I don't think this is specific to autism or any other related disorder. Lots of NTs I know all look different from their age, be it older or younger, usually older and by a few years. Autism is mostly just your brain wired differently, right? Eh... I don't know. I'm not really an expert on the whole thing...


You're right. Nobody looks exactly their age. When I was 20 somebody told me I looked 18, and I thought ''it's only a two-year difference - what's the point of even saying that?!'' When I was 18 I looked exactly the same as when I did at 20, and so do most other people.

I've got an Autistic friend the same age as me, and he looks much older. And I've got an NT friend who is 33 and she really does look about 15 - she really does. Sometimes it depends on what you wear (not always, but sometimes). Ever heard older relatives say to younger relatives, ''oh he/she looks so grown-up in those clothes!'' when they're all dressed up?


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21 Aug 2011, 11:57 am

Back when I was in my late twenties a lot of people thought that I looked up to ten years younger. My appearance has changed since then so I don't know if this is still true.



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21 Aug 2011, 1:22 pm

I get mistaken for a younger age sometimes. I think it's because of my round face.