26/07/2016 15:25 BST

Identical Twins Reveal The Most Awkward Thing About Looking Exactly The Same

Double trouble👭

As a child you might have fancied being a twin (we blame it on all those ‘Sister Sister’ episodes). Being able to trick your parents into shouting at the wrong person and getting them to sit your maths test for you.

But as an adult, looking identical to a completely separate human being who makes their own decisions (and mistakes) can have some very unfortunate consequences indeed.

Reddit user fimmundo asked people what it is like to be an identical twin and is it not really confusing when you see your sibling? 

The answers quickly turned to discussing all the potential pitfalls of being a body double for someone else...awkward.

1. Having Someone Fancy Your Identical Twin But Not You...

“Married a twin. Was actually best friends with the other twin until I noticed her sister. I was telling everyone how cute the sister was they all gave me funny looks since me and the first twin were strictly platonic and I surprisingly wasn’t attracted to at all...”


2. Strangers Thinking You’re A Cheat

“My dad is an identical twin and he told me that back when he lived in the same town as his twin brother some stranger came up to him when he was with my mom and slapped him. She yelled ‘cheater! I saw you in town yesterday kissing another woman!’ Turns out that woman was my aunt and it wasn’t my dad, it was his twin brother. This made me realize how much I could get away with if I had an identical twin.”

- Zen-Jitsu

3. Sexuality Cross-Over

“I have uncles who are identical twins. One was married to a woman and had kids, while the other was gay. Often times people would accuse my straight uncle of having a secret gay love life before they realised they were twins. It made it pretty awkward for both of them.”


4. Angry Midwives

“My mum and my aunt were pregnant at the same time. My dad thought it would be hilarious to tell the maternity nurse: ‘I’ll be back next week with my other wife’. So then when my cousin was born a week later, my uncle had to deal with a horrified nurse being irrationally angry with him.”



5. Inappropriate Grabbing

“Dated an identical twin for 2 years, you can tell the difference between the 2 fairly quickly. Only not from behind when they’re doing the dishes side by side and you grab the wrong one’s arse. They still laugh about it years later.”


6. Making Your Children Cry

“When I was little they [dad and uncle] used to play this game where they would sit next to each other and ask me which one was my dad and I could never figure it out and I’d start crying. I’m 20 now and even a few months back we all had dinner together and I accidentally went to the wrong twin thinking it was my dad.”


7. Matching Terrible Outfits

“They can wake up in completely different states, meet up later that evening and be wearing the EXACT same outfit. This has happened so many times it’s not even a question of coincidence anymore. I’m not talking about they both show up in t-shirt and jeans, either. We went on vacation a couple of years ago and they both came down for breakfast wearing bright orange button-up shirts and blue, white and orange striped swimming trunks. So creepy.”

- jsmith

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