But when it comes to attraction, personality plays a more important role than looks -- particularly when appearances are so similar. That’s not to say that I haven’t been curious about what it would be like to kiss his twin -- less as a fantasy, more in a scientific experiment kind of way. Which leads us to…
Is it cool to hook up with the other one?
Of course it's not OK -- why do people ask this?!
If you guys break up, is it OK to date the other one?
Dating an identical twin isn't an insurance policy. If you lose one, the other one can’t be your backup. Who wants those inevitably awkward family gatherings, anyway?
Do they have the same taste in everything?
Just because identical twins have the same mouth doesn’t mean they have the same taste. In my boyfriend and his twin’s case, there is considerable overlap in preferred books, food, music, clothes and films; yet none whatsoever in dating. In fact, my boyfriend’s twin brother has a penchant for tall, leggy gals (in other words, not me) who look unnervingly like him. His girlfriend could pass as their identical triplet.
Do you and the other one get along?
I was really nervous the first time I met my boyfriend’s identical twin. I spotted him at the airport and ran up to him to give him a big hug. Turns out that just because he was instantly familiar to me, the feeling wasn’t mutual. And furthermore, I forgot that we actually didn’t know each other at all, which was probably why fear and panic filled his face as this crazy person wholly embraced him.