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#1 of 26 Old 04-20-2009, 11:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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?
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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.
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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
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I think you look about my age (24)

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I would say 23-26.

You have beautiful hair!

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

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I'd guess around 26.

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28?
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I'm gonna guess early to mid 20s.

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maybe 24ish
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I think you look around my age too, maybe a LITTLE younger? I'm 26.
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Don't hate me.. my first thought was 35.

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mid 20's

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At first glance, 15 to 17. When I looked more closely, 21 to 24

You are pretty! Don't change a thing.
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Don't hate me.. my first thought was 35.
You must know some really young looking 35 year olds! :
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early 20s

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I would guess around 25-28. (I should do one of these threads one day)

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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.

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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!)

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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!
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At first glance, 15 to 17. When I looked more closely, 21 to 24

You are pretty! Don't change a thing.
Thank you!
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Don't hate me.. my first thought was 35.
I love you, seriously! :
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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.
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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!)
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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.

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