Ridiculous Qs: Could You Overlook this for True Love?

Last week, I posted my first-ever Ridiculous Question.

Here’s the backstory. If you don’t feel like reading that, all you NEED to know is that these are insane, hypothetical questions intended to basically break your brain (in a good way! Kinda.). So here’s this week’s question:

“You’re single and doing the online dating thing. You receive the funniest, most awesome message from a person who seems to fit every single thing you are looking for in a partner. From religious beliefs and education level to taste in music and books, they’re exactly what you are looking for. You exchange a bunch of messages, then decide to talk on the phone. Your first conversation last for hours— you stayed up waaay past your bedtime. There’s undeniable chemistry. Secretly, you think you might already be falling in love, and you can tell the feeling is mutual. You decide to finally meet in person.

When you meet, it’s clear that your date has 100-percent accurately represented themselves online and on the phone. Everything they said was true. However, there’s a problem: your soulmate looks exactly like your sibling. Not similar to your sibling; EXACTLY like your sibling.

Would you still date them?”

A few clarifying questions: If you don’t have a sibling (or one of the gender you date), just imagine or pick someone else who is a rough equivalent (a first cousin, a very close childhood friend who isn’t unattractive, but still makes you feel all gross-gross-gross-ew-ew-ew when you think of them ‘like that’).

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Comments (10)

  • Kathy S. 6 years ago Reply

    I couldn’t do it. Could. Not. And I say this as someone whose brother is a dead-ringer for Nathan Fillion. I’ve been squicked in the past by dating anyone that even has the same name as my brother or my father. Why does that feel so weird and icky?! I dunno, it just does.

    molly mogren katt 6 years ago Reply

    YES, that’s so funny! Even the same name. I totally get it, 100 percent. And my brother and dad are both dead ringers for Paul McCartney (the young one; the current one). It has nothing to do with their looks. Just no. Can’t do it.

  • Kathryn 6 years ago Reply

    Nope. I went on two dates with a guy once and everything was great. Then he did something – I can’t even remember what now – during date 3 that reminded me of my brother. Totally creeped me out. I could not get the image of my brother out of my head after that and had to call it off.

    molly mogren katt 6 years ago Reply

    That is also SO FUNNY, but again, I completely get it! Guess our brains are just wired that way.

  • Melissa 6 years ago Reply

    As a single lady in the online dating world with a brother that is also a bestie, I think I’d give it a few dates to make that decision. I mean, is his voice exactly the same? How about his mannerisms? How about his facial hair or hair cut? Also, I may request some sort of family history… just to make sure I’m not accidentally dating my cousin! 😉

    molly mogren katt 6 years ago Reply

    Yeah, maybe he would sound and act so much NOT like your brother that you would get over it. And agreed on the family history!

  • Sue 6 years ago Reply

    I think the looks you would get over if the feel of the person was different than your brother. I had kind of a similar/opposite thing happen — I met a guy online and really liked him and he didn’t look like my dad but there was something about the way he spoke, his voice and his intonation and the way he put his sentences together, that reminded me of my dad and I absolutely couldn’t do it.

  • gus 5 years ago Reply

    Did you know Trish is short for Patricia? I didn’t. True story-stopped seeing a girl because she had my mom’s name.

    molly mogren katt 5 years ago Reply

    Yep totally get it!
    Trish = Patricia. And Patty, Pasty, Patrish. All names I call our doggie, Patsy Cline.

  • rarcher 5 years ago Reply

    house of yes

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