Do you look younger or older than your age?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Saturday night Balazs and I had a fun date night with Hangover 2 (it was hilarious!). While getting our movie tickets the clerk asked for our student IDs assuming that we are uni students. As soon as we told him how old we were, he was thunderstuck and we all had a good laugh! To make it clear, I'm going to be 29 this August and Balazs is 37 years old. It's not the first time that people take us for much younger and I guess that's not a bad thing, right? So darlings, I was wondering, do you look younger or older than your age? Or maybe you look exactly your age? Let's chat... xo

P.S: I spent the morning on this cool how old are you? website! (very addictive)

(photo via Note to Self)

74 comments:

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i look younger... which i dont think is the worst thing! it used to annoy me, but i suppose its okay :) xo jillian:: ps im hosting a judy kaufmann print giveaway!

Chapstick Fanatic said...

i am not really sure. i definitely know people say that i act much older than my age. when i was five my dad always used to say that i sounded like i was 25. and right now i act kind of like i am 80 even though i am 24. so i guess go look at some pictures on my blog and let me know!

http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

we spend our young years trying to look older and our older years hoping to look younger. lol

i tend to look younger by what others say.

Melissa Blake said...

It used to be that people thought I looked younger, but now things seem to be evening out...weird, right?

Have a wonderful Monday! :)

mermaid gallery said...

since i'm older...gulp, ...i think i look younger!

Couture Carrie said...

So funny!
I love getting carded, though it happens rarely...

xoxox,
CC

photohogger said...

WOW, impressive! Last Sat night a couple of 20 year olds thought I was 20 years old, too, so that made me feel amazing (I'm 31) :)
Happy Week to you! Just got back from Montreal so I'm catching up on your blog posts today!

Alexa said...

Always get carded. I'm 30. haha. I like it now...not as much when I was 24/25.

xo
Alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

Hannah Q. Parris said...

I definitely look younger than I am. Recently someone thought I was 18 (I'm 27). People always think my husband is younger, too. I hope people still think we look young later down the road!

That's Not My Age said...

Me & Mr TNMA are the same age - but he looks younger and I dress younger!

Magdalena Viktoria said...

The couple in the photo is so cool :)

I always get that I'm older, but I feel that the older I get, the younger I look. I don't know!

Amy said...

When I first moved to Vegas I was asked what high school basketball team was I on...because of my height, I replied, Um I am 30! I always get the, "you are how old", shocked question!?!
Trust me I feel my age of now 37 but I am always told I don't look my age.
and sometimes I do forget how old I am
already, it snuck up on me, lol
Amy

Diana Mieczan said...

Morgan, you had to be such a cool 5 year old!

Diana Mieczan said...

Soo very true, Monica. I remember wanting to look older when I was a teen. hahah

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

haha - happens to me all the time. i'm 26, people think i'm 18. guess it'll be great for later on in life!

Stephanie said...

I look younger. Despite being 28, I was carded at the bar during a friend's wedding last month. My husband is also 28, and when he first started working at the school district a couple of years ago he got yelled at by another teacher for not being in class, even though he has a beard and was wearing a suit at the time!

I'm sure we'll appreciate it when we're old. :-)

La Franglaise said...

People often take me for my son's babysitter! When he was a newborn, I was asked several times by strangers if I wasn't a little too young to have a baby, to which I obviously reply " well, no" and they would say " but, how are you dear, 18/20 yrs?". Ha ha! I was 29!!

Heba said...

I'm just 23 and people think I'm in the late twenties, to tell you the truth I like it sometimes hahah

http://girlynote.blogspot.com

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I definitely look younger. I am 22 and always get that I look like 16-18.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I hope younger!!!!

Jessica said...

hmm good question, well I definitely don't go anywhere without being carded so I suppose that means I look younger than 24 but I feel I pretty much look my age still. How funny for you guys though, that's great!

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Christianna said...

Younger for sure. I'm almost 23 and I get 16 to 19 all the time. The bouncers at bars have a lot of fun with me.

Though I never got carded in NYC, so maybe I'm starting to look my age?

I love that that fellow thought you guys were uni students! Good for you!

Diana Mieczan said...

La Franglaise, oh my goodness its so funny that strangers were asking you that..haha

Diana Mieczan said...

Stephanie, haha..no way?! That is hilarious. I have a friend who is a high school teacher and she totally looks like one of the students. So she started to wear darker lipstick and glassses to look a bit older! hah

♡Shayla♡ said...

I look younger.. for sure. I'm 24. Anytime I do anything with my 18 year old sister people think we're friends, not sisters.. Or I've even got that she's my older sister before.. several times, actually.
My mother always teases me and tells me that I haven't aged since I was 14. This may be true. I get ID'd everywhere... even if my friends don't. Even if my little sister doesn't! To take the cake- I had a friend for a while, who turned into a boy I dated- He said the only reason he didn't go for it sooner, was that he didn't think it was legal! This boy was 1 1/2 years younger than me.


I"m sure looking young will have it's perks as well. :) so far it's just caused hilarious moments. <3

Courtney Erin said...

I'm 31 but I'm pretty sure I still look like I'm in my mid-20s. I'm going to enjoy that while it lasts!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

this free bird said...

I look younger than I am...thank God in heaven for it too.

Sara said...

Now a days, I suspect I look my age due to lack of comments. But in my 20's and 30's it seemed I looked much younger; I often got comments on my youthful look.

Monica from Hola!design said...

haha I look a lot younger than I actually am..I'm 29 and people assume I'm 18 sometimes! It's a good thing I guess, by the time I'm 40 I'll look 30!

enjoy the rest of the day, D!
xoxo

Kimia Kline said...

lol thats so funny. i think i look exactly my age....26.

Tracey said...

That website is addictive! ha ha. Think i probably look my age. Would love to look like a young whippersnapper again but me thinks it aint never gonna happen!

Marie said...

Ah ! this made me laugh... I have the same 'problem' althought at now 31 I quite like it :) I think I look younger than some 24 year old in the office simply because I don't wear a lot of make up. I have to show ID all the time, but in the US it doesn't necessarily mean anything, even my dad got carded at the Shaws trying to buy A bottle of wine with his grey hair :) I mean he's 62, really America ?? xx

Rachel Kabukala said...

I have a younger sister and all throughout our childhood people would guess that I was the youngest. I used to hate it, but as we've gotten older I take it as a compliment ;)

amy b.s. said...

i must totally depend on the day because some days i get carded for an r-rated movie and other days i don't get carded for buying beer. so strange!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Aww that's funny!! I get carded for rated R movies and even buying certain products. It's a ridicolous! I'm 25 and I really don't think I look 18 but apparently I do! =P

Eliza Jane said...

I'm 29, and people always think I'm between 28-31.

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh dear. I look my age but act much older. I hate it!

Chiara said...

I always looked a lot younger than I was, drived me crazy!! Now I still look a little younger than my age or my age, 25.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend, xo

Sara Szatmary said...

you're so lucky! Someone at work asked me how I handled turning 30 and I had to tell her I was 24 without crying. Le sigh. The stress shows I guess.

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh no, Sara! You don't look 30 at all. To be honest I always thought you are around 22!

Diana Mieczan said...

You all are brilliant! I love those comments.

KristiMcMurry said...

I think I look my age, which is 23. I've been carded very few times for R rated movies in the past few years. I can't even remember the last time I bought alcohol, but I'm pretty sure I've always been carded for that. I think my really long hair helps me keep the "young" look. If I cut it short, I think I'd look much older.

Signe said...

I look youger according to people, I am 32 but people most often guess 26-27. maybe cause I don't wear a lot of makeup?

Hugs,
Signe

Kristin H said...

I think I always looked much younger than I am before I had children... now I can't judge:)
I just love your boyfriends name!!!

Tanvi said...

People often ask me which school I go to ... and get shocked when I tell them I am married and graduated 7 years ago! :)

♥ from © tanvii.com

SomeKindOfStyle said...

well, as I'm not very tall, which I wish I was but then I wouldn't be mistaken looking younger, i guess! ;) xoxo

http://some-kind-of-style.blogspot.com/

Nika said...

This is so funny, it wass happening to me all the time :) I am 25 but sometimes they still ask me for ID, specialy if I don't have make up on :) but now when I have my new glasses people say I look like I am as old as I am :)

Carrie @ Laugh Love Eat Ice Cream said...

Because I'm tall and matured early, growing up people always thought I was a good 2+ years older than I was. Now I think I look my age, 28. (At least I hope I don't look older.) Recently I got ID'd for buying a lottery ticket and I did get a kick out of that.

Diana Mieczan said...

Signe, that is a great point! Maybe makeup has something to do with that. I mostly only wear a bit of lipstick.

Diana Mieczan said...

haha Kristin, I will make sure to let him know:) haha

Ana Degenaar said...

I do and it ticks me off because nobody believes I'm Emma's mom :(

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Fiji said...

That's such a cute story! People often get my husbands age right but for mine the jurys still out, because I look really young I get asked for ID when we go out but I've been told the way I talk and articulate myself gives the impression that I'm a lot older (someone guessed 35 once?!!!!!)(I'm 24!) My friends say I'm an old soul...

E. Charlotte said...

I've always been thought of as younger than I am too. It used to be annoying, but now I take it as a compliment! :)

quintessence said...

I don't really mind if people think I'm my age, although I guess most people think I look younger. As long as you look healthy, well cared for and stylish, any age is good in my book!!

hi-d said...

I'm 40 and look younger than my age. It's a good thing now, but when I was younger I hated it, because I didn't want to look so young. haha...

Diana said...

Ive always looked older and its a combination of my tall height, my looks, and my mature additude! When I was 12 I was in a store and this woman asked me if I worked there! Um no Im 12!! I saw Bridesmaids this weekend...very funny too! Enjoy your week love! <3

Amber Blue Bird said...

People always tend to think I am younger than I am which used to be annoying especially before turning 21 but now its much appreciated.

Bride-onicles said...

People say that I look younger than my age but that I am more mature so that they think I am older...so I'd say it about equals out!

theappletea said...

It's so amazing - do you know that I'm going to haave 29 this August also (16th :)) and my P. also will turn 37 (November 13th). Coincidence...

And yes - people makes me smile when they think that I'm studying or something like it and I can see that they are shocked when figure out that I have a baby and that baby has 3 years' old... hahaha so nice now. but to be honest it wasn't so nice previously... :)

Noodles and Waffles said...

I can't tell you how often I get carded. I'm 31 people. 31.

Suite Henry said...

I used to pass for older, but now I feel like I look younger than my age.
Not sure when that happened.

marissa at the boot said...

wow i'm really good at that "how old are you?" game! people say i act older but look younger. good i guess?
manu is 30 and EVERYONE thinks he's younger. :)

Nikki said...

I've been told I look younger, but perhaps they're just being nice...since I feel older ;)

LyddieGal said...

I'm usually told I look younger - last time I went to the movies I got carded to see an R rated movie!

Chic on the Cheap

pop pop portraits said...

People say I look younger because I have plumpy cheeks, not sure if it's a compliment :(

nikkibit said...

I was a 23-24 year old high school teacher all year, only 5 feet tall. Let's just say there was always a bit of confusion...
Nikki

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This is such a great question and so many fun answers!
I look younger. It bothers me when people ask me about "if I'm out of school for the day", but I guess I should enjoy it while it lasts!

Ri(t)ch Styles said...

I look much younger than the 30 I am going to turn this year... Get asked for my id a zillion times! Especially at clubs when I get upset with the bouncers for askin me for my id, they tell me to take it as a compliment!! Lol :) But ya at time I do wish I looked older for people to take me seriously especially at work!

abby | ybba said...

oHHHhhHh thats so funny! i love it when people think that im younger like 18 or something ! when im really 21! hehehe i posted a photo on that site you provided !!! i wanna know what people think hehe!

anyway, don't you just love it when they get your name wrong?! :D

abby | ybba said...

i mean age!

Diana Mieczan said...

theappletea, that is so funny and Marissa, that game is cool, isnt it?

Annie said...

younger i hope ;)

Kirsty said...

hehhe I always get asked for mine. When I went for my license I was asked if I was old enough to have one (that being 15) I was all I'm 22 years old!!! :P

TheChambrayCountess said...

Haha, when I was younger I hated looking young, but now it makes me smile. At 25, I am not "old" but my coworkers finally broke down and asked me how old I was because they thought I was a super-mature 20 year old and couldn't figure me out! I would say that 5 years doesn't make a big difference, but ask me that in another 5 and you might get a different response!

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