How old do I look? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-20-2009, 12:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
oetien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just feel like asking.

I consider myself mature. I am mature. I can't relate to people my age, but older people don't seem to want to talk to me at all (maybe because they think I am young, immature, and stupid)

Should I dress more mature? Should I *gasp* wear makeup and trim my brows?
Should I just be all natural me and wait for a person who would judge my maturity based on my thoughts not looks?
oetien is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-20-2009, 12:23 PM
 
sapphire_chan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 27,052
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Early 20's?

Wait for people who can treat you as mature. Also, seek out activities that are aimed at having the sorts of discussions you want to have. Like taking a class, or going to a book group, etc.
sapphire_chan is offline  
Old 04-20-2009, 01:08 PM
 
PajamaMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: KC metro area
Posts: 3,446
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am horrible at guessing ages. Since you had a daughter in '05 I'll guess...25? My teenage daughter has a close friend that resembles you so much I would think you might be sisters though...and the friend is only 14 years old
PajamaMama is offline  
Old 04-20-2009, 01:19 PM
 
weliveintheforest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 5,521
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think you look about my age (24)

BC Mum of four ('05, '07, '11 and 06/14!)     
weliveintheforest is offline  
Old 04-20-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Mountaingirl79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Asheville NC
Posts: 1,226
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would say 23-26.

You have beautiful hair!

Forget anyone who doesn't think you look mature enough for their conversation.

Mom to three boys 7/7/00 fencing.gif 11/20/02 and 10/29/2011 luxlove.gif

 

Writing at: http://paisleymama.blogspot.com/ and other places! 

 

 
 
 

Mountaingirl79 is offline  
Old 04-20-2009, 02:10 PM
 
savannah smiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: hunting ghosts w/ Jason and Grant
Posts: 2,288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd guess around 26.

Gazing furtively at you from under my siggie!
savannah smiles is offline  
Old 04-20-2009, 02:17 PM
 
SmoothieMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 222
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
28?
SmoothieMom is offline  
Old 04-20-2009, 02:36 PM
 
LittleBlessings's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,103
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
24
LittleBlessings is offline  
Old 04-20-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Logan's mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: In a pineapple under the sea.
Posts: 1,325
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm gonna guess early to mid 20s.

Elizabeth wife to Matt , mom to Logan (2/21/01) , and little man Desmond (9/23/08)

Mourning the loss of her father: Robert Edward Dillon 5/31/52 - 01/03/2011

Logan's mommy is offline  
Old 04-20-2009, 03:16 PM
 
Summertime Mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,625
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
maybe 24ish
Summertime Mommy is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 12:16 AM
 
Rosemarino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,855
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
College

Making a March 9th sandwich with a Halloween filling.
Rosemarino is online now  
Old 04-24-2009, 12:24 AM
 
ChampagneBlossom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think you look around my age too, maybe a LITTLE younger? I'm 26.
ChampagneBlossom is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 12:26 AM
 
Amylcd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,808
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't hate me.. my first thought was 35.

knit.gifMom of Many  jumpers.gif

Amylcd is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 12:34 AM
 
Sharlla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Springfield Mo
Posts: 11,638
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
mid 20's

Unassisted birthing, atheist, poly, bi WOHM to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids Wes (14) Seth (7) Pandora Moonlilly (2) and Nevermore Stargazer (11/2012)  Married to awesome SAH DH.

Sharlla is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 01:53 AM
 
shaywyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,845
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
At first glance, 15 to 17. When I looked more closely, 21 to 24

You are pretty! Don't change a thing.
shaywyn is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 01:54 AM
 
shaywyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,845
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amylcd View Post
Don't hate me.. my first thought was 35.
You must know some really young looking 35 year olds! :
shaywyn is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 02:50 AM
 
~Megan~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Oregon
Posts: 15,114
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
early 20s

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
~Megan~ is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 03:06 AM
 
bmcneal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: in my own little world
Posts: 2,047
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would guess around 25-28. (I should do one of these threads one day)

sleeping.gifMama to DD dust.gif(12.2005), DS1 sleepytime.gif (01.2009), DS2 babyboy.gif (04.28.2013) with DH heartbeat.gif04.10.13!!heartbeat.gif namaste.gif

bmcneal is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 03:29 AM
 
nathansmum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,327
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am going to say early to mid 30's as well. I also look kinda young (well, not so much now at 37 I don't think), but you have a more mature look about you that I can relate to.

It's a Delight-Filled Life.
 computergeek2.gif 
 

nathansmum is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 03:34 AM
 
Carlyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The Yuba River (California)
Posts: 2,209
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I'm TERRIBLE at guessing ages, but just looking at your picture I'd guess early 20's. But I'd want to talk to you no matter what age you are just 'cause you have such a friendly smile! And I wouldn't do makeup/whatever to look older...then you'll just end up hanging out with people you don't feel like you can act yourself around (at least that's how I feel about wearing makeup!)

Mama to Nell (11/15/06) and Maggie (10/9/10) . AFTER 2.5 YEARS, I AM AN AUNTIE!!! joy.gifHOORAY TEAR78 and welcome Anika and Brand New Baby Boy!!!!  Circumcision: the more you know, the worse it is; please leave the decision up to your son!

Carlyle is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 03:40 AM - Thread Starter
 
oetien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm 27.

My friend said I look like a 21 year old, but act like I'm 65. I think she's right about that.
I guess a lot of people just assume if I don't know how to put some make up on, I must not know anything about "the real world"...
That's okay!
oetien is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 03:40 AM - Thread Starter
 
oetien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by shaywyn View Post
At first glance, 15 to 17. When I looked more closely, 21 to 24

You are pretty! Don't change a thing.
Thank you!
oetien is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 03:42 AM - Thread Starter
 
oetien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amylcd View Post
Don't hate me.. my first thought was 35.
I love you, seriously! :
oetien is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 03:46 AM - Thread Starter
 
oetien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlyle View Post
I'm TERRIBLE at guessing ages, but just looking at your picture I'd guess early 20's. But I'd want to talk to you no matter what age you are just 'cause you have such a friendly smile! And I wouldn't do makeup/whatever to look older...then you'll just end up hanging out with people you don't feel like you can act yourself around (at least that's how I feel about wearing makeup!)
Yeah, you are so right.
I am glad I'm here. I think mdc mamas aren't all about make up like a lot of "mainstream" women. Once, I tried to go to church for socialization, and they "peer pressured" me into wearing make up. I had it, so I quit.
oetien is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 03:48 AM - Thread Starter
 
oetien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mountaingirl79 View Post
I would say 23-26.

You have beautiful hair!

Forget anyone who doesn't think you look mature enough for their conversation.
Thank you! (I was thinking about getting a haircut, maybe not!)
oetien is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 10:49 AM
 
onlyzombiecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Northeast Kansas
Posts: 7,237
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would guess 20's.
I don't think you should make changes in your appearance unless you feel your current look doesn't reflect the real you.
You could probably do a more sophisticated look and still be natural and comfortable. I don't think makeup is necessary for that. You could try a different hairstyle and different clothes.

I wouldn't have a problem talking to you based on your appearance.

Kim ~mom to one awesome dd (12)

onlyzombiecat is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off