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.
Throughout my life, I have had several experiences with twins. My younger brother and sister are twins, and I have lived with them for 17 years. And then, as fate would have it, my boyfriend of almost three years has a twin brother.
Yes, I'm dating a twin. An identical twin. Is it weird?
Recently, I started casually seeing a girl that I really like. We seem to hit it off on many different levels. Sounds like a great thing, right?
Research backs this up. Especially in childhood, maintaining closeness and harmony between twins can be hard work. From an early age, twins often feel intense competition as they struggle to forge their own identities beyond one half of a duo.
We've heard every twin line in the book. Can you use the other one as a mirror? How do you know you're really you?
I hated my identical twin brother — until he started dating my best friend. I hated my identical twin brother until he started dating my best friend. OK, so that may seem harsh, but it all makes sense once I explain myself.
Steps Edit 1. Consider whether or not extreme closeness between twins is a problem for you or is something that you can live with. Your presence won't break that bond, so learning to deal with it is your best strategy.
As told to Victoria Bright. My brother Max and I are incredibly close. We are very close and spent most of our spare time together.