Better cute than ugly. Count your blessings!
(Original post by ANM775)
It's worst being a young looking male than a young looking female imo. One of the main reasons is because women like an older guy or a guy the same age so you end up getting rejected by most women your own age and are forced to go 10+ years younger most of the time.
I started a new temp job a few days ago ...and some people were asking me how much rent I pay ..and I said I don't pay any rent as I own my own place. They were surprised and one of them asked me how old I was. I said 33. They both started looking at me weirdly ...and one of them said "you're 33 years old??" ....then the other one says "you look 19/20" "you don't look a day over 20"
Later that day another guy [who wasn't there for the conversation] started complaining i was working too slow and said i should be able to work faster because i'm young. I asked him how old I was and he said 19/20, ...i said no, he then asked me my age ...and rather than give him the number and deal with the ineveitable freakout reaction ..i just said "much older..."
for what it's worth i think i look about 25, a fair amount of people will guess younger though.
I used to be ok with people saying i look young, ...but it's got to the point now where there is a such a big differance between my real age and percieved age that people often literally freak out and start looking at me strangly half the time, sometimes accusing me of lying .. so i don't like telling people my age much and will avoid it if i can..
Definitely agree it's worse for men, one of my friends is 26 and he doesn't look any older than about 21. He's short as well, although taller than me. Tbh I'm caring less as I get older, it was more annoying when I was in my early 20s and didn't quite pass for 18 so got ID'd for absolutely everything. At least I look like an actual adult now.
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