Post # 62
DH and I look a lot a like, oddly enough. We both have brown hair, blue eyes, and pale skin. We even have similar facial features… it’s a little freaky. We’ve had a few comments, but not too many. I really get weirded out by it sometimes…
Post # 63
i’ve never gotten those comments with SO (yet), but when my parents were on their honeymoon, they kept getting comments like, “awww! how nice of a brother to take his little sister on a trip!” my mom was 21 when she married, but the genes on her side of the family are amazingly youthful looking, and they were honeymooning in Disneyland, so i can kiiiind of understand the comments. i still think it’s hilarious, though. XD
Post # 64
Fiance and I have gotten that comment several times. Sometimes it’s a little awkward, but we’ve heard it enough that it doesn’t really bother us anymore. Except when people get really persistant…then it’s really awkward. Fiance looks a lot like my dad when he was younger so I don’t really think about it. lol
Post # 65
I always wonder if strangers think that my twin brother and I are a couple when we hang out, even though we really do look alike. No one has said anything about it, but it’s always been something in the back of my mind whenever we go out together.
Post # 66
Haha! I didn’t even think of it like that! Good point!
Post # 67
We get asked all the time if we are brother and sister. I don’t think we look that much alike, but I guess some people see some sort of resemblance there. Brown hair and tall? That’s honestly about it. Both human? I’m not sure.
Post # 68
A little girl once asked if DH was my dad, bahahahaha.
It’s funny because he’s only a couple of years older than me, Japanese, and I’m a blonde. We look nothing alike.
Post # 69
Haha. That is strange. But I guess she can have a pass since she’s a little girl.
Post # 70
I’ve been mistaken as my 7 year old cousin’s mother (when I was 13 years old – “yes, sir, I had her when I was nine”) and my father’s wife TWICE – the first when I was 15 by some random old woman and the second when I was 22 at my father’s work Christmas party. Lol I turned to my brother and asked if I looked old enough to have had him (a 21 year old) or if the man thought I was my father’s second wife. Creepy creepy creepy.
SO and I are an interracial couple so we don’t run the risk of being mistaken as brother and sister though.
Post # 71
yes! My FH’s coworkers do that all the time too: they’re always joking how he “scored” a “hot young thing”, etc, etc. I take it as a compliments and he positively glows with pride
Post # 72
Its never happened to me, but I do have a friend thats married to a man and they do favour ALOT haha.
In HS my oldest brother (5 years older than me) would always hang out with me and we would go to the movies and concerts together. People ALWAYS thought I was his girlfriend. It was really awkward and weird every single time.
Post # 73
@CarolinaCola: YES. On our first trip away we met up in FL (we were working in different states at the time). We went to a semi-romantic dinner at fancy restaurant – we had to eat at the bar because we didn’t have reservations, but it was wonderful until:
A DRUNK PSYCHIC decided she was going to shout her predictions/advice to us from across the bar.
Anyway, she said that she was getting a brother/sister vibe from us (FH is redhead/I’m Latina) and that I’m the dominate one (haha, no comment) and that I shouldn’t trust him (he’s the most trustworthy person I’ve ever met).
Post # 74
Was it a wedding in the South?
(As a former Southerner I’m allowed to make that joke.)
Post # 75
I got the impression people thought the same about me and my dad when we were out solo – that I was his young girlfriend versus his daughter. When his wife passed away, I was helping him out for awhile and really just taking him everywhere to get out of the house.
Because I’m Latina and my dad is very fair, I think it was automatically assumed we aren’t related. And also some of the stereotypes (we’re spicy, we’re sexual, etc.) didn’t help the “oh yeah” nods my dad would get for being out with me.
I felt really uncomfortable with how we were treated, and I assumed after awhile people thought we were a couple and tried to nip it in the bud by introducing him as my dad.
Post # 76
Bahaha. No, not at all. Here in Jersey. Even Future Mother-In-Law was like “seriously?” It was just funny and awkward at the same time.