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Stephen
03-17-2017, 10:37 AM
Do you look younger, older, or the age that you actually are?

IndigoErth
03-17-2017, 11:11 AM
People have always thought I look younger, and then look at me surprised when I say my actual age.

Although being upper 30s now, I think I'm starting to edge into people actually thinking I'm around 30 and no longer upper 20s, so that's a little sad. lol But I held onto it for a long while.

CyberCubed
03-17-2017, 11:22 AM
Younger, obviously. Even I can't believe I'm over 30 now.

I probably look like I'm in my early/middle 20's.

Jephael
03-17-2017, 11:24 AM
I've always looked young for my age, especially considering how short I am. That being said though, being overweight does make you look a great older.

BTW, Cubed, my sister's turning 40 this July. Wait'll we reach that age!!!

IndigoErth
03-17-2017, 11:43 AM
Quiet, we do not speak that number that shell not be named! :lol:

Although when I get there in a couple years I look forward to clinging to still looking 30s for a good long while. If/when I finally bend and decide to put back some of the hair color that's gone missing maybe I can back it up even further.

Although in relation to that other thread, holding onto your youth is a good reason to not smoke. Ages the skin and sooner or later a smoker is just going to look old before their time.

CyberCubed
03-17-2017, 11:49 AM
Well 30 is the new 20, is 40 the new 30?

Powder
03-17-2017, 12:05 PM
Seems to vary. I've passed for several years older, & several years younger. I was getting into 21+ clubs from 17 onward, & have also been belligerently carded at 24. :tlol: I'm 26 now & some recently made friends thought I was like 21. Shrug.

DestronMirage22
03-17-2017, 12:13 PM
A lot of people that I meet think I'm older than I actually am.

Andrew NDB
03-17-2017, 12:14 PM
I stopped getting carded to buy liquor... so that's probably a bad thing.

plastroncafe
03-17-2017, 12:15 PM
People are often surprised when they find out I'm ancient.

Cyndaquilfan123
03-17-2017, 01:30 PM
Everyone at School tells me I look like a Sophomore and Junior, when I'm actually a Senior.

Stephen
03-17-2017, 02:01 PM
There was a guy in college that was 16, but looked more like 12. He also sounded young for his age. He tended to act a bit immature and irritate people.

FredWolfLeonardo
03-17-2017, 02:52 PM
I'm 19 but people often mistake me for being in my mid-20s. It may have to do with my height, build and that I usually wear formal clothes unlike most people of my age.

MsMarvelDuckie
03-17-2017, 06:17 PM
Younger, obviously. Even I can't believe I'm over 30 now.

I probably look like I'm in my early/middle 20's.


I've got you beat. I'm 40 but most people think I'm late 20's or MAAAYBE 30.


I've always looked young for my age, especially considering how short I am. That being said though, being overweight does make you look a great older.

BTW, Cubed, my sister's turning 40 this July. Wait'll we reach that age!!!


I'm already there! Believe me it's no picnic. I keep waking up with every joint sounding like a bowl of rice crispies.


Quiet, we do not speak that number that shell not be named! :lol:

Although when I get there in a couple years I look forward to clinging to still looking 30s for a good long while. If/when I finally bend and decide to put back some of the hair color that's gone missing maybe I can back it up even further.

Although in relation to that other thread, holding onto your youth is a good reason to not smoke. Ages the skin and sooner or later a smoker is just going to look old before their time.


Agreed. The less that number is mentioned the better. Though I'm starting to get hair like Rogue's in how it grows in, so that's kind of cool. I just recently started an anti-wrinkle/aging cream regimen when I discovered that the skin of my neck and jaw was beginning to sag a little. So I wanted to halt that before it gets really noticable, as that can really age a person looks-wise.

CyberCubed
03-17-2017, 06:21 PM
The numbers:

20: Young with hopes and dreams for the future

30: Realize how the world works, generally settle into your career or love life

40: Realize you're now officially old, you're up there in the years but still can do things young people can do just with some aches and pains

50: Basically you realize you're in the old person stage. Enjoy what little energy you have left

60: You become a grandparent, or have already been one. You spend your days waning about lazily and trying to recapture your youth by visiting your kids or grandkids

70: Waiting to die

80: If still alive, you know you can die any day or wake up dead tomorrow

90-100: Kill me now

ToTheNines
03-17-2017, 06:34 PM
My girlfriends grandma is a 101 year old Irish immigrant. Sharp as a tack and walks about a quarter mile every day.

Roseangelo
03-17-2017, 06:51 PM
People generally assume I'm a student when they meet me. This year is my 20 year high school reunion.

BubblyShell22
03-17-2017, 07:36 PM
I have always looked young for my age and everyone has always assumed I'm in my twenties when I'm actually thirty-four. Many people say that's a blessing for me and that maybe it'll last when I'm older. We'll just have to see. However, I do have some gray hairs, but I started getting that in my twenties.

Storm Eagle
03-17-2017, 08:18 PM
Apparently younger, but that's probably only when I'm clean shaven. When I was a teenager, I was told that I look, and even sounded older than, which I found to be wicked frustrating.

IndigoErth
03-17-2017, 08:30 PM
Men are lucky, having the ability to alter the appearance of age with facial hair.

This year is my 20 year high school reunion.
Mine too! :) No wait, that kind of hurts.

Jephael
03-17-2017, 08:58 PM
The numbers:

20: Young with hopes and dreams for the future

30: Realize how the world works, generally settle into your career or love life

40: Realize you're now officially old, you're up there in the years but still can do things young people can do just with some aches and pains

50: Basically you realize you're in the old person stage. Enjoy what little energy you have left

60: You become a grandparent, or have already been one. You spend your days waning about lazily and trying to recapture your youth by visiting your kids or grandkids

70: Waiting to die

80: If still alive, you know you can die any day or wake up dead tomorrow

90-100: Kill me now

Here's a more simplified version:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BIPO_bBCQAI8Dax.jpg

Prowler
03-17-2017, 09:02 PM
An age thread not started by CyberCubed?! :o

People usually think I'm younger. Dunno how old exactly, but I guess they assume I'm 21-22 at the very most. I'm actually 26. Now just imagine if I shaved completely. I'd probably look 18.

My brother is 34 and has looked the same for over a decade now, as well. And my mother also looks about a decade younger than her actual age. So she can lei about her age without people assuming she's lying.

CyberCubed
03-17-2017, 10:31 PM
Is it weird our generation looks so young for our age? I mean our parents looked a lot older than we did at our ages. I mean we all know this, we've all seen photos of our parents when they were younger or when they were holding us as babies or children.

I sure as hell don't look like my father looked at 30. And my parents don't look like my grandparents did at age 57-58. Our grandparents looked practically ancient by their late 50's or early 60's, but my parents could still pass for 40 or so.

What is going on here? Has our generation discovered the fountain of youth? I mean none of us undergo plastic surgery or stuff like that, it's just our natural aging process. We all look younger now than our parents did at this age. How is that possible? Is this natural selection at work? Something in the genes or evolution of the human race?

Prowler
03-17-2017, 10:42 PM
Is it weird our generation looks so young for our age? I mean our parents looked a lot older than we did at our ages. I mean we all know this, we've all seen photos of our parents when they were younger or when they were holding us as babies or children.

I sure as hell don't look like my father looked at 30. And my parents don't look like my grandparents did at age 57-58. Our grandparents looked practically ancient by their late 50's or early 60's, but my parents could still pass for 40 or so.

What is going on here? Has our generation discovered the fountain of youth? I mean none of us undergo plastic surgery or stuff like that, it's just our natural aging process. We all look younger now than our parents did at this age. How is that possible? Is this natural selection at work? Something in the genes or evolution of the human race?
My mom looks nearly 10 years younger than her actual age. And that woman was born in the 50s already.

I guess lfie expectancy average increasing every decade slows down ageing, but on the other hand, we have unhealthier habits nowadays such as sitting on our asses all day long in front of a computer and not being as active or outdoorsy. The thing is, many decades ago, getting certain diseases or infections could kill you due to there not being meds, vaccines, etc. yet to cure/treat those problems. But still, lots of people born in the early 20th century managed to live long lives. Also, health issues such as cancer weren't so prevalent just a few decades ago nor were heart diseases related deaths and health issues evne though people most likely drank and smoke more than we do nowadays. Then again, they also were more active and ate less processed junk.

ssjup81
03-19-2017, 06:31 PM
Whenever people try to guess my age, it's usually 8 - 10 years off. I just say, "Thank you!" lolIs it weird our generation looks so young for our age? I mean our parents looked a lot older than we did at our ages. I mean we all know this, we've all seen photos of our parents when they were younger or when they were holding us as babies or children.

I sure as hell don't look like my father looked at 30. And my parents don't look like my grandparents did at age 57-58. Our grandparents looked practically ancient by their late 50's or early 60's, but my parents could still pass for 40 or so.

What is going on here? Has our generation discovered the fountain of youth? I mean none of us undergo plastic surgery or stuff like that, it's just our natural aging process. We all look younger now than our parents did at this age. How is that possible? Is this natural selection at work? Something in the genes or evolution of the human race?My mother looks younger than what she is and my grandmother did too along with her cousins who are still alive. This may come across as racist, but we have a saying..."black don't crack".:P

CyberCubed
03-19-2017, 07:02 PM
It's weird that some people age quick and others do not. Look at how old Patrick Stewart looked when he played Captain Picard in Next Generation back in the 80's and early 90's....and that was over 30 years ago! Although admittedly he didn't age badly into the 2000's, he looks almost the same now as he did back then.

Look at James Earl Jones in the 80's too, he looked old as hell back then but was only in his 50's-60's.

Prowler
03-19-2017, 07:06 PM
It's weird that some people age quick and others do not. Look at how old Patrick Stewart looked when he played Captain Picard in Next Generation back in the 80's and early 90's....and that was over 30 years ago! Although admittedly he didn't age badly into the 2000's, he looks almost the same now as he did back then.

Look at James Earl Jones in the 80's too, he looked old as hell back then but was only in his 50's-60's.
Tom Cruise is the biggest mystery... although maybe he did plastic surgery.

ssjup81
03-19-2017, 07:32 PM
Look at James Earl Jones in the 80's too, he looked old as hell back then but was only in his 50's-60's.I repeat, "black don't crack". :P

Krutch
03-19-2017, 07:36 PM
I'm 31 and still get ID'd for alcohol from time to time, and thats with an even amount of salt and pepper in my hair.

mrmaczaps
03-19-2017, 08:03 PM
When I was in my mid to late teens, people thought I looked older. In my 20s, people thought I was late teens. Just had a birthday and I'm 36 but people still say I'm early 20s. Which is awesome.

I enjoy it.

Jephael
03-19-2017, 10:01 PM
It's weird that some people age quick and others do not. Look at how old Patrick Stewart looked when he played Captain Picard in Next Generation back in the 80's and early 90's....and that was over 30 years ago! Although admittedly he didn't age badly into the 2000's, he looks almost the same now as he did back then.

Look at James Earl Jones in the 80's too, he looked old as hell back then but was only in his 50's-60's.

You seem to be focusing a lot on men there. How about Demi Moore or Salma Hayek? They're both well into their 50s now and look just as stunning as they did 25 years ago!!!

CyberCubed
03-19-2017, 10:04 PM
Women tend to look very different as they get older compared to men. Look at any famous female actress/singer from the 80's or 90's and then look what they look like now, they're almost completely different people.

Jephael
03-19-2017, 10:11 PM
Look at any famous female actress/singer from the 80's or 90's and then look what they look like now, they're almost completely different people.

That's what I was just doing. I Google searched those two ladies, and while they've aged they look just as gorgeous as they did back then!

You can't be so gender biased there, dude. Not everybody (both male and female alike) are so lucky to age so gracefully.

Look at Chevy Chase. That dude really let himself go over the years. He looks nothing like he did 30-40 years ago!!!

Then look at how much flack poor Carrie Fisher got for how old she looked in the last movie, which is pretty friggin stupid when you ask me!!! It's supposed to be set decades after Return of the Jedi!!!

***First of Two Latin Kings***
03-21-2017, 07:56 PM
I looked like I was in my early twenties up until very recently. People in their late teens and early twenties would be shocked when I told them how old I actually was.

I did a lot of hard living in my twenties, but it was a two and a half year stint in fast food that ultimately aged me. I'm 33 now but honestly feel that I look closer to 40.

CyberCubed
03-27-2017, 06:44 PM
My girlfriends grandma is a 101 year old Irish immigrant. Sharp as a tack and walks about a quarter mile every day.

I just saw your new picture in your profile, man, you look like you could pass for 35 or so. You look way older than I do, and I got a good 5 years on you or so.

ToTheNines
03-27-2017, 06:55 PM
Uh, thanks.

CyberCubed
03-27-2017, 06:57 PM
It must be the beard, if you shaved it you'd look a lot younger. But I guess you better keep it because it makes you fit in with your co-workers better who are older.

ssjup81
03-27-2017, 07:00 PM
It must be the beard, if you shaved it you'd look a lot younger. But I guess you better keep it because it makes you fit in with your co-workers better who are older.Or he really likes his beard...

DisKosh
03-27-2017, 07:16 PM
A bus driver asked me if I was going to get a child's ticket... I'm 23. I pay taxes dammit!

Coola Yagami
03-27-2017, 11:51 PM
Eh, I've been told I look 20 when clean shaven.

Stephen
03-28-2017, 06:59 AM
A bus driver asked me if I was going to get a child's ticket... I'm 23. I pay taxes dammit!

I used to get asked whether I wanted child or adult fare when I was 17. I'm guessing it's because voice hadn't really deepened, so it was kinda ambiguous which fare I was supposed to be paying.

Jephael
03-28-2017, 10:22 AM
Eh, I've been told I look 20 when clean shaven.

I'm always getting nagged to shave off my facial hair. To be fair though, I can't throw a full beard for the life of me.

TheCanadiandrome
03-28-2017, 01:47 PM
I've been told I look younger

ToTheNines
03-28-2017, 02:07 PM
Etsy once told me I look like Stephen Amell lol.

CyberCubed
03-28-2017, 03:20 PM
Etsy once told me I look like Stephen Amell lol.

If you grow your beard longer you'd look like a lumberjack:

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lumberjack_5919.jpg