Complete these sentences
I look__________years old
But I'm really__________years old
Then discuss the good things and bad things about looking younger than you really are.
I can already fill this out for everyone on this thread.
I look ____X____ years old
But I'm really ____X+10____ years old
I'm 65, but I look 18. It's a miracle. Just good genes, I guess!
I look 34 years old. But I'm really 51 years old. I have only the best Swedish genes to credit for this. I work out occasionally and eat sorta healthy, but the truth is I look the way I do because of biology. Most guys my age look their age and worse and I would never date them because people would think I was with my father and that I was a golddigger. I'm not sure how much longer I'll still be bedding hot guys in their 20s, but I think I have a coupla good years left at least!
"You look every day of your age...friends who say differently are either deceived or deceiving."
True of the vast majority of us.
Since I was a teen, I always looked five years younger than my age. Until I hit 45. This year. Oooooh boy, that's when it all caught up to me. Seriously, everything went to hell. My hair, my skin, eyelids, even my teeth!
[quote]I look 34 years old. But I'm really 51 years old.
I'll be the judge of that. Link please.
I look WAY older than my age (34). More shocking than those recent pics of Aiden Shaw someone posted here recently, I'm afraid.
I look 51 years old. But I'm really 34. Seriously.
I am TOLD and often CONFUSED FOR 19 years old.
But I am really 58 years old.
Good things: Lots of dates. Lots looks from hot, young guys. Lots of attention. Lots of "looks" and "eyes" at me, and only me.
Bad things: Guys my age losing interest in me when I tell them I'm 58. But, they too are 58 or older. Much, much older. Ironic, I guess.
OP, your subject is interesting but your post is set up like a school assignment. I don't want to fill in blanks & then discuss/analyze the issue.
I looked older than my age but I lost weight so halted the process a bit,, especially from a distance.
I'm 47, but everyone tells me I look 23!
Actually, R11, fat people usually look younger, not older, because they have plumper faces.
I look like I'm 34 and have the body of a 24 year old.
But I'm really dead.
I've always relied on my boyish good looks. But WHAM! I turned fifty and got pummeled with the ugly stick.
More good: Long life. Great health. Great, amazing sex with guys who practically split me in half.
More bad: I might look 19, and get a lot of attention from guys 18 and older, but I like guys my age. 58. And, when I tell them...it's over. I'm stuck in this life. Like a boy doll. I want substance, experience, wisdom. I want a life lived. But, my 58 year old counter-part wants nothing to do with me. Even when I ask him to pretend, and that the public doesn't know any different. To them, I'm 19. To him, I'm old.
I've been told about 100 times that I look younger than my actual age. Some just say that I look younger, others guess 5-15 years younger than I am (37). Obviously, some people exaggerate and others are totally clueless.
When I look in the mirror or see other 37 year-old men I usually agree that I don't look like the average 37 year-old man, but I don't think it makes me any better than any of them.
It's kind of annoying that people say so frequently that I look younger a.k.a. "you don't look THAT old." I'd rather have them not say anything.
I look 40
But I'm actually 43
A kid at the eagle the other night thought I was his age ( he must have been high as a kite) even though he looked 30
I look younger, but I'm not sure how many years younger. I'm in my early 30s but could probably pass for mid 20s, I guess. Both of my parents have always looked young for their age (my mom was actually carded once when she was almost 60!) so it's definitely genetic.
Looking young for my age sucked when I was younger. In HS and college everyone drooled over the guys who looked like men and I still looked like a kid and got zero attention. Now I at least look like an adult and looking young is a plus in the gay community. But it probably hurts me in the workplace since I think I guess less respect.
I'm 29 but I always get mistaken for a fetus.
I look 43 years old
But I'm really 51 years old
I'm lucky, full head of hair and no grey or gray. My weight is okay, average...I used to be a gym regular, lost my drive in the last ten years. I probably look five to ten younger *with clothes on*.
I look like a twink
But I'm really a DL poster
I'm 42 and look 42. It never used to be that way. In my early 30s, I'd still get carded. Then I wound up with a serious health issue and the aging process kicked in. I've made my peace with it, but it was hard the first couple of years.
Truth. I turned 58 this week. Like my father and his father, I look and have always looked (since about 30) 10-15 years younger than my actual age. The difference may not mean anything to the Children of the Corn here, but it helps in business.
My mother, however, aged quickly. When they were in their 60s people would ask my mother if my father was her son. (He was three years older than she.)
My twin sister takes after our mother. She, poor thing, looks like my aunt. Since she's an insufferable bitch, I don't mind. Any chance I get I ask people to take our picture together for posterity.
Of course I'll probably drop dead and Twin will live to be 100. But she'll look like the Mummy's Asshole doing it.
I used to look younger than my age, but it's the other way around now.
I really have never understood this concept. What exactly does 32 look like? 27? 58? Am I supposed to make this judgement first thing in the morning? What is the lighting in the room like? Have I been drinking? Have you?
WHat does 43 look like, R21? As opposed to 42 or 44?
I look younger than Jane Fonda
Just when I, who recently turned 56, was resigned to being an elder gay, I'm feeling a new flush of (relative) youth. Last week, a new female co-worker, age 31, asked me how old I was. Before I could answer, she guessed 38. The next day, a little more senior co-worker, a 27-year old straight man (I think) said he overheard the conversation and said I didn't look a day over 40. And today, a 65-year old gay man, who I hadn't seen in more than 5 years (when I was more solid, 20 pounds heavier), called me a puppy.
I'm 43, almost 44. Female. I have been mistaken for someone in my early thirties many times. One friend was asking me about my life and I said I moved to my current city in my twenties to which she replied, "In your TWENTIES? How old are you?" She thought I was in my late 20s.
Many years of being fat helped my face not get wrinkles. Plus, the women in my family all age very well. My mom is 65 but you would think she was in her 50s.
I share this with all of you who are aglow from people telling you how young you look.
I went to a memorial service several weeks ago. A guy approached me. I hadn't seen him in ten years.
He used to be pretty cute and I was shocked how age had not just made him look older, but had robbed him of every facial characteristic that had made him handsome.
No sooner had I thought this, someone told him, "Oh, my god! You look amazing! You JUST DON'T AGE!"
People are nice when not posting anonymously. And people ALWAYS guess very low when guessing ages aloud to your face.
Those are the rule. Pretend otherwise to your peril.
I look 16 years old
But I'm really 22 years old
I'm 60, look maybe a few years younger due to the fact my hair is all there and (mostly) its original color and I'm in shape. But Edmund White is right. At this age, I'm not going to be mistaken for 35, or 40. I know how to pose in the bathroom mirror to try and fool myself, but the occasional candid photo brings with it certain devastation.
When I am with people in their forties or early 50's I sometimes hear things like, "I don't know how old you are but when you get my age. . ."
I am 52.
I am 50. I look late 30's with some pre-maturely white hair. I looked early thirties until my eyes bagged out gradually from 46-49. Everything else stayed pretty much the same, except a bit more white hair.
So I had my bags removed. That, the proverbial good genes, not smoking, and avoiding the sun like the plague can work wonders.
Have at it, bitches.
That's me on the right with the grey AE tee, along with my four grandkids. I don't look too shabby for 62, do I?
I'm 26....I'd say I look about 16. I'm tall, underweight and have no facial hair and luckily no crows feet.
That being said, I will never state that definitively because there is nothing sadder than someone who thinks they look a decade younger than they actually look.
These threads always make me smile.
There are so many gay men who simply cannot face the fact that they have gotten older.
R37: No crows feet at 26?
You are either lying or have discovered a Fountain of Youth!
Does anybody look 10 years younger than their age? Do they post on Data Lounge?
My parents both do. Look 10 ys younger, that is.
[quote]Does anybody look 10 years younger than their age? Do they post on Data Lounge?
Hunty, EVERYONE who posts on DataLounge looks 10 years younger than their age.
I look 75 years old, but I'm really 56. The good thing about this is that I get a lot of dates with really young guys who think I'm about to die and will write them into my will.
And I look no more than 82.
Gettin old is hell. I should know.
Doesn't everyone by definition look their age?
I do look younger than 53. I am flattered.
I'm 29 years old but could easily pass for early twenties (or so I'm told).
My dad is 56 and he looks to be in his early 40's.
This is me on the left and my budz. We all got carded at Splash last wknd.
I'm 52 and truly look early 30's. I eat well, workout, don't smoke or drink AND have the most incredible Italian genes. I know that all this magnificent fortune could end overnight with unexpected stress, an illness or weight gain, but I intend to enjoy every moment of this second grab at youth.
Lol at R49.
I do. Always have.
I look 28-30 imo but I often still get carded buying liquour so maybe younger. Im actually 55.
Once in Palm Springs a bartender screamed out loud in front of everyone "How old do you think he is?" It was a very classy restaurant and it was embarassing to me. EVeryone turned around.
It can be annoying but better then the opposite.
I look 52.
I just turned 53.
[quote]I look 28-30 imo but I often still get carded buying liquour so maybe younger. Im actually 55.
How deliciously droll!
I am 40. I look 40 when I smile (wrinkles around the eyes.). Maybe 35 when I don't if I'm not tired and am styled young. I was someone who looked like jailbait until I was 27. My mom has an old face, but my father is very youthful looking. My only wrinkles are when I smile.
I am 55 and have looked 47 since I was 39
I am 48 but actually look 47.999999
I look football years old
But I'm really sally forth years old
you people in your 50's realize you do not look like you're 35...right? maybe 5 or so years...
I look 27 years old, but I am 39 years old, and since I can get away with it, I tell people I am 32 years old. I have American Indian blood in me on both sides of my family, so I have nice high cheekbones and kind of always had a baby face. I take good care of my skin too.
One question to all the cynics. Have you never, ever, been astonished that someone you knew (or knew of) was much older than you thought? I'm not saying that it's anything other than uncommon, but I've certainly encountered people in my life who looked substantially younger than their chronological age. It's probably some combination of genes, not smoking or drinking, exercising regularly, not putting on weight, good bone structure, avoiding much sun exposure, and staying healthy (in short, a rare & disciplined human being), but it can exist in nature.
i look younger but am not delusional enough to think it is in terms of a decade or more. that is plain vanity and a falsehood. 5 or so years, ok.
I look_____15-16_____years old
But I'm really_____24_____years old
-it's easy to look older than I am by dressing more slutty and wearing more makeup.
- I've been attracted to 30 year olds for as long as I can remember. Young people look older than their age, so I can date people my own age or even 20 y/o and they are my type!
- getting carded. It's fun at first, when people don't even move and start acting like they are your parents until you hand them some id. Yes I'm old enough to drink. No, I shouldn't be at home sleeping. Yes, I promise I've don't all my studying. Now fuck off.
- NOT BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY! When you look younger people treat you as if you don't know anything. I have to prove that I'm capable, which is easy, but it just wastes everyone's time tbh
My husband's cousin is 46 and looks 21. Total freak of nature. No work done. Unbelievably beautiful woman.
I am 21, But I look about 13 years old
Most of you posting in this thread are deluded beyond belief. You either look good for your age or you don't. If you're tired you will look every day of your age and if you have been eating and resting well you will look good. Good genetics = good aging. Simple science. Surgery is easy to spot no matter how you think it makes you look and so are hair treatments. It's a slippery slope to suddenly looking grotesque with surgery and fake hair. And everybody can see it.
The people all telling you that you look young for your age are lying to you in order to make you feel good. It's basic human behaviour. This is particularly effective in an office environment or in a pick up situation. Making you feel good equates to better results in an interpersonal relationship.
firstname.lastname@example.org just takes the cake and must be a parody post. No-one thinks you look 19 matey! No-one.
Moral of the story? Live well, dress well and make the most of what you've got. Well, except for email@example.com guy who probably looks like (or is) the CEO of A&F and thinks he looks 19. He doesn't.
I am 59 (in a few weeks.) Female. Most of the people in my building are much older, so I "look" and "feel" younger. My face is young-looking but since I'm fat, fat, fat, my body certainly is not.
I can usually pass for about 7 years younger; however, once in a while someone guesses and than I feel foolish, hee-hee!
WHen I was 27, I was taken, at different times during the year for everything from 18 to 35! A friend of my father's (not making a pass; his wife was there) said I looked around 18. Later that year, a co-worker said she had just assumed I was 35.
Hee-hee! I was neither overly flattered nor overly insulted by either of these "guesses."
(But now, facing being no longer (for 19 years!)40-something and soon no longer to be even 50...
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaargggggggggh.. BUT then I am cheered to see people (usually famous/rich/actors) who look great at 60.
(now, 70 -I WILL feel OLD...)
But one or most posters upthread make a good point: what does (fill in the blank _____) age "look" like?
FOr those of you around my age and thus old enough to remember:
it's like when Gloria Steinem turned 40 (30years ago or so?) and someone - reporter? said, "you look good for 40"; Steinem famously is quoted as saying:
"This is what 40 looks like."
So there you are.
Denial is a river in Egypt
You are a dickhead, r67. I know firstname.lastname@example.org and he was actually being generous with his post. I bumped into him at the Cinnabon just last month and I swear to you, he looked 7. That's not a type-o. He looked 7. But what can you do? The dude's just dedicated to looking youthful. Ask him about his routine. Ask him to his fifth grade graduation dance. Ask him anything, r67. But stop being a dick head. People can look younger than their age.