Dating someone who is an identical twin is kind of like going out with a celebrity: not many have done it, yet most feel strangely comfortable asking you invasive questions about it. But as the song goes, give the people what they want. As someone who has been in a relationship with an identical twin for several years, here are the questions I'm asked most… and their answers.
Can you tell them apart?
The answer, obviously, is yes. You can’t be in a relationship with someone if you aren’t sure who they are. Once in a while, I may have to do a double take -- especially when both their backs are to me. And with only 3.5 of every 1,000 babies born with an identical twin, the double-vision phenomenon does take a little getting used to. But in general, my boyfriend and his twin have pretty different mannerisms, voices, and smells (as in soap, not BO, which apparently, identical twins actually do have in common).