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    Old 10-21-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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    How can I look older?

    I'm not sure if this classifies as "teen health", but I know that many suffer from it. Basically I'm 18 but I look like a 15 year old, and I can't stand it. Is there something physical I can do to look older? Some people say that if you work out and gain broader shoulders, something happens to your face and it makes you looks much older. I am not sure if that is true, but I need something to make me look much older. I want to enjoy being 18, but I can't because I ****** look so young. Can anyone help?

    Appreciate it, thanks.

     
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    Old 11-07-2007, 07:27 AM   #2
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    Re: How can I look older?

    I have the exact same problem, except I'm a girl. I'm only 5 feet tall, which I think is a lot of my problem. I go to the casino quite a bit with my parents and I am ALWAYS getting chased down and carded. I don't think I look that young, but apparently I do, and it really gets me down. I don't really know what to tell you, have you tried growing a little bit of facial hair? I always think that makes guys look older and exercising and getting broader shoulders and just bigger in general would probably help too. other than that, nothing is coming to mind. you may just be stuck like this for a few years, as sucky as it is! good luck to you

     
    Old 11-07-2007, 08:20 AM   #3
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    Re: How can I look older?

    I think your age can show through depending on how you carry and present yourself; the way you dress, hair style, attitude. For a girl its a bit easier.. the right make-up can make you look younger or older (more mature). Guys don't have as much control, unfortunately. Try growing out your facial hair and trimming it to a desired look. The exercise tip is a good one, a stronger more fit and muscular body will look more mature than a young boys!
    In the long run, your youthful look will be a blessing.. when you're 50 but still look 40 you'll be grateful!!

     
    Old 12-25-2007, 03:27 AM   #4
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    Re: How can I look older?

    I'm 4.9 feet but people tell me that I look like a 10-year-old girl. I take it as if it's a joke but sometimes I hate it. The only good thing about being small is that I can get cheaper rates at restaurants, movies, etc. because I can pass through the age limit.

    I am starting to grow and I am going to maturity since I am a late bloomer. But maybe you should be proud of what you are. If you are desperate, start working out or something. Or maybe your body will eventually start changing.

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    Old 01-10-2008, 05:49 PM   #5
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    Re: How can I look older?

    Confidence. The more confident you are the older you appear.

     
    Old 01-10-2008, 05:57 PM   #6
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    Re: How can I look older?

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    I'm not sure if this classifies as "teen health", but I know that many suffer from it. Basically I'm 18 but I look like a 15 year old, and I can't stand it. Is there something physical I can do to look older? Some people say that if you work out and gain broader shoulders, something happens to your face and it makes you looks much older. I am not sure if that is true, but I need something to make me look much older. I want to enjoy being 18, but I can't because I ****** look so young. Can anyone help?

    Appreciate it, thanks.
    Working out will definitely help, another thing that helps is your posture. How do you carry yourself? Make sure your chin is high, back is straight, and shoulders raised slightly. It may be uncomfortable at first, but once you develop the muscles necessary to maintain the position, it is happen natuarally.
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