"It was during those awkward middle school days and my twin sister got her first boyfriend. We had our first eighth grade dance and thought it would be soooo funny to switch places with each other to see if her boyfriend noticed.
He didn't, and proceeded to go for the big first kiss. Didn't go so well. They broke up and it was an emotional two weeks for my poor little twinny. Ohhh middle school."
"My twin brother had a huge stash of porno mags in his closet and I always wondered where he got the money to buy them.
One night I walked into a nearby convenience store with some friends and the guy behind the counter threw me out. I had no idea why. When my friends asked he told them he had caught me stealing porno mags the week before."
"My two friends are twins (one boy, one girl). We rented a house in Wildwood, NJ after our senior prom. The girl twin brought her boyfriend and the boy twin brought his girlfriend. Me and the boy twin were sitting on the couch of the house when the girl twin's boyfriend came home from a run, leaned over the couch and gave the boy twin a kiss hello. He didn't realize what happened until he stood up. It was hysterical to me because the twins resemble each other, but not enough to make that mistake."
Drumguy17 explains how you can be mistaken even when you're not 100% identical.
"I went to a party once, and my bald identical twin bro had yet to arrive. His girlfriend was already there, so I gave her the obligatory friendly hug, then sat on the other side of the room to hang out.
This other guy, a mutual friend of his and hers, kept staring at me, then staring at her, with this real nervous 'WTF' look on his mug. For about fifteen minutes, every so often, this guy would look around nervously and then furiously text on his phone.
Then my brother arrives. He kisses his girlfriend and says hi to everyone, and this guy blows up.
'JESUS WAS NO ONE GOING TO SAY ANYTHING? WHAT THE F**K WAS THAT? I THOUGHT HE GREW A FULL HEAD OF HAIR IN A DAY.'"
AmoebaofDeath spins this yarn about his apparently fit dad and uncle.
"My father spent a year abroad before returning to enroll in the same college as his twin brother. The first few days were pretty standard, acquaintances of my uncle mistaking my dad for him, business as usual. That was until one girl approached him, publicly mind you, and with a wink said "you were really great last night. I gave your number to a few friends, I hope you dont mind."
Naturally my dad went from there to immediately seek out and congratulate his brother on his good fortune and hopefully share in the spoils. On the way he found himself receiving a disproportionate level of sly smiles and sidelong glances from some of the groups he passed.
By the time he finally found my uncle, he was thoroughly perplexed. Surely his brother couldn't have been this lucky, they were good-looking guys, but this was just ridiculous. My uncle flushed and faltered when confronted by my dad. He stammered and tiptoed around the issue before my dad finally got it out of him. How had he managed so prolific a penile pedigree?
He hadn't. Turns out my uncle had spent all his money in the first few weeks and had turned to desperate measures for cash. He had been working as a stripper, doing mostly private parties, but naturally word got around.
So for the rest of the year my father had to contend with the fact that a good number of the people on campus had effectively seen him naked."
Swampfoxx89 confirms the fear of dating an identical twin.
"Not an identical twin but married to one. When I was dating my wife, she and her twin sister had a bunch of friends over. I walked over to her and put my arm around her and she leaned into it. I leaned in for a kiss but then she pulled away. I thought, well maybe she's not comfortable with a little peck in front of our friends since we hadn't been dating for too long. Then I scanned the room and made contact with my girlfriend. I looked back in awe that I had my arm around her sister (who was messing with me until things went too far). I then tucked my tail between my legs, walked over to my girlfriend, put my arm around her and said, 'Well, will you give me a kiss?'"
"Not a twin, but my brother and I look startlingly similar, even being almost two years apart.
I've gotten harassed by teachers, faculty and other members in grade/high school for being 'in the wrong room' or 'this isn't your lunch schedule' or had people get furious that I didn't know what they were asking for/about (homework, sports practice, whatever).
What takes the cake is I had leg surgery in high school and somebody called me out for 'faking my injury' because he saw me at practice at night, and in a wheelchair during the day.
Don't flip somebody out of a wheelchair at school. Seriously. Who fakes broken legs to be cool?!"
The_God_Father teases us with this story and not letting us know how it ends.
"I was on a blind date for over an hour before she realized I wasn't my brother. My brother has been in a committed relationship for over a year, and blind date just assumed he was on this date to cheat on her."
Jsully2255 shows how having a clone can lead to an identity crisis.
"I've been called my twin sister's name my whole life... So one day I accidentally introduced myself to someone as her. When I caught and corrected myself after, they thought I was straight up crazy for not knowing my own name."
JSweat got busted for something he and his brother didn't even do.
"When we were in the 6th grade, my brother decided he wanted to stay at home because he wasn't feeling well. So far, there had never been a day where only one of us was at school, but I didn't think anything of it.
I was walking down the hall and all of a sudden I was pulled in by a teacher who I had never seen before and she started yelling at me (and I mean yelling at me) because I had skipped her class and I had the audacity to walk in front of her class right after.
It was really awkward to just say, 'Uhh, I have an identical twin brother... My name is JSweat.' She of course thought I was making a terrible excuse and I had to go get another teacher that knew I had a brother to come tell her that I was telling the truth. She never bothered me again!"
Harggot may win for worst story involving their twin.
"We were out with friends and he decided to go to one of the back rooms which was set up for a private party with bottle of spirits everywhere. Well he decided to take a bottle and run off.
Cut to me in the club and some bouncers come up to me and take me to a back room saying, 'Oh you're f***ed mate, we saw you on camera stealing a bottle blah blah.' I had absolutely no idea what he was talking about and they thought I was just playing dumb to get away with it.
'Stop it mate. We got you on camera.'
Somehow finally convinced them I had a twin so they fished him out and they eventually say we need to come back tomorrow to settle the 'damages.'
That didn't happen.
Fast forward to about two weeks after, I'm staying at my girlfriend's mum's house and get woken up by her mum at 6 AM.
'Harggot, the police are here.'
Got arrested and put in the police van where my twin was already sitting."
Stephiebob remembers this adorable story about her grandmother.
"She was in their bedroom one night when they were really young and saw her sister through the window. She started talking to her sister to see why she was outside at night. Then she realized it was her reflection. My grandmother had mistaken herself for her twin."
BobMacActual tells how having a twin can ruin your dining experience.
"My twin brother recommended a restaurant to me. Said that he and his wife went there all the time, good food, really friendly staff...
So I took my wife there. Food was as advertised, but the service... somewhere between cold and openly hostile. Like they resented our presence. I was puzzled by the contrast between what I'd heard and what I saw.
Suddenly from the front of the restaurant, explosion of laughter, much rapid talking, suddenly the waitress is there, smiling and all... just as my brother and his wife walk around the corner.
They thought my brother was cheating on his wife with some blonde... Yeah, it's funny now."