10 Things That Happen When You Look Younger Than You Are

Do you regularly get asked your age and have to convince others that you’re the age you say you are? We know how you feel. You can’t complain to others because they’ll just frown at you and say you don’t know how lucky you are, but we’ve got your back. Looking young is as much of a blessing as it is a curse! Here are 10 things that happen when you look younger than you are!

1. You always get ID’d

Whether it’s buying alcohol in the supermarket or going to the cinema, you always hear that phrase “ID, please.” It happens everywhere – without fail! Even in some places you’re sure it isn’t even necessary! Buying super glue has become an issue for you.

2. You’re the baby of your friends

Everyone has a role in their friend group, whether you know it or not, it might be the mom, the crazy one, or, in your case, probably the baby (thanks to your baby face!). However being the baby isn’t bad, others are more willing to look after you!

3. Too young for a valid POV

Sometimes when you’re at university or in the office, looking younger sometimes stops people seeing your point of view as valid. They might talk over you or patronise you because they think you have less life experience under your belt. It’s probably the most annoying thing about looking younger.

4. You don’t have an anti-aging routine

With a face as youthful as yours, you’ll don’t need to spend money on products that stop you looking older for now! A blessing in disguise!

5. People compliment your youthfulness

There is always a compliment going for you – whether it’s about your soft skin or wrinkle-less face, looking young certainly has its advantages!

6. Everyone wants to pick you up

If you’re short too you probably have to deal with the fact that everyone wants to pick you up, just because they can’t believe how little you are. Yes, we’re tiny, get over it and stop man-handling us!

7. Shopping is impossible

If you’re blessed with an ageless face, you might have to choose what you wear quite carefully. Too cute and you could look too young, too daring and you look like you’re trying to look older. You should wear whatever makes you comfortable – but you can’t help being aware that people will always try to guess your age.

8. People ask for your parents

When the repair man knocks at the door, or when you walk into the bank, they eye you suspiciously and ask if they can speak to your parents. Good for nuisance callers “Sorry they’re not in, call back later!” Bad for your self-esteem when you are the owner of the house/bank account.

9. You get odd compliments too

From the older ladies who remark at your youthful face and then proceed to tell you that you’ll end up wrinkly like them one day, to the doorman at the club who scoffs at your ID and tells you that you’re older than he is, you’re sure to get some odd compliments. There’s only so many times you can hear “Yeah but, it’s weird that you haven’t aged!”

10. You’ve cheated the system a few times

Oh, you! We’re not going to tell, but we know that you’ve capitalised on your youthful looks once or twice. Nobody else understands the struggle of looking so young and innocent (even with makeup!) so yes, you’ve been naughty and accepted everybody’s perceptions of you for freebies, discounted tickets on rides and other bonuses. Child ticket anyone?

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Featured photo: Look De Pernille

  • haha this post is great! I’m almost 27 and still get asked for ID! Incredible but true! have a nice day! xoxo

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  • Jas

    I don’t think I look particularly young but I’m 22 and still get ID’d to buy paracetamol every time. Not complaining though!

    Jas | Jas Poole Blog | photography & lifestyle

  • Joana Monteiro

    This post is for me :) I am 31 and I still look like I´m 20 or less. At the office, clients think I am an intern or a student…but the good thing is that I still can get the student discount on tickets.

  • I look younger to the extent that I got IDd when I bought a bottle of non-alcoholic wine from Waitrose!

  • #3 and #7 always! #8 occasionally and it sucks too.

  • Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    What about being chatted up by teenage boys, being asked if you’re leaving school soon, and being told you’re “cute”? Worse things could happen. :)

    Sadly, my conscience would never let me take a child’s bus ticket. Oh well.

    • Hahahah! Literally the funniest thing

  • But when everyone looks 50 when they are 40 us kid faces will only look 30 so that’s a plus



  • Totally relate to this, sick of being Id’d absolutely everywhere!

    Jen | Jennifer’s Journal x

  • JoannaM

    haha yes! At 21, I was offered the kids menu while dining with my family at Disney world. Naturally I obliged and ordered a beer to go with my kids entrée! :) Waitress was quite baffled as my 21 year old self sat smugly (hair tied up, no makeup and non clingy clothes).

  • Sharon Nicole Hughes

    I love this article. So glad someone finally wrote about it. Well I know someone of you ladies hate it, but when you are in your 30’s and 40’s and people still think you are in your 20’s you will love everything on this list. Just ask me. lol. #youngforever

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