(Closed) NWR Fun Post – Being mistaken for a wife/girlfriend when you're definitely not..

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
114 posts
Blushing bee

The worst time was also with my dad. We went to a lounge one night for a drink together, and while waiting in line the man behind us casually asked if I was an escort, hired by my dad o.0 The man didn’t even look that embarrassed when we told him it we were father and daughter. That was sad.

Post # 3
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Hahaha — this has happened with me and my dad a few times. He is 46, I am 23, but he doesn’t have much grey in his hair and I favor him in skin tone (he is from India, I have darker skin than my mom/brother who are light skinned). One time we were at a bar together and the bartender asked us for ID — both of our IDs — and my dad was like “WTF” considering he’s closer to 50 and the bartender was younger than him. When the bartender looked at my dad’s ID, he was shocked and exclaimed “WOW dude, lookin’ good!!” and gave me a suggestive look. I responded with “Uhh… he’s my dad” and the bartender was like “OHHHHH sorry” 

This has also happened with my brother because we look so different (he has hazel eyes and light skin). It completely grosses both of us out and is mildly traumatizing no matter how many times it happens or where, lol

Post # 4
5189 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

My brother and I have given up going places together because it happens every time…

Post # 5
5163 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have the exact opposite… I was out with my boyfriend (at the time – many years ago) and a man in a restaurant asked if we were brother and sister.

Uh… awkward. 

Post # 6
7338 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ll go one better (or worse): my Fi and I went to the grocery store the other day and the checkout lady thought he was my SON.  OK so yeah he is a little younger than me, and I was in my scruffy around-the-house clothes, but really? My son? Do I really look old enough to have a 30-year-old son?!

Post # 9
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My mom and her sister are close, and they both have short hair and don’t particularly look alike. They regularly go on little weekend trips together where they share a rental house and so on. People have assumed they are lesbians — to the point of asking them outright — on at least five separate occasions. I find this to be hilarious.

Post # 10
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, I also had an ex who shared a lot of physical characteristics with me (tall, curly brown hair) and several people assumed we were brother/sister.

I will say that it can be hard from the other side! I work in genetics and so when I see patient, I often meet several family members. It only takes once of “Oh, you must be dad” and it’s the husband (or the other way around) to make you gun shy. I now walk in and ask who the patient is and then ask them who they brought with them. Lots give me odd looks (like it should be obvious) but it’s just safer!

Post # 11
2848 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

When I was 22, I joined the Navy Nurse corps after college and my dad (who is very youthful looking) drove me to my duty station.  We stopped over in Vegas on the way (I got stationed in California; we drove from KY).  Everyone there thought we were married. Of course you see everything in Vegas so no one really batted an eye….LOL

Post # 14
61 posts
Worker bee


Happened to me too! My response “Ew! No! We share a bed!”

Post # 15
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’ve been asked if i was my brother’s girlfriend. gross.

recently when my mom, my husband, and i were at church, the greeter thought my mom and my husband were a couple and i was their daugher, lol

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