It's no surprise if similar features run in the family—genes take care of that. But "Alabama jokes" aside, how do you explain it when strangers who decide to engage in romantic relationships look like long-lost twins? Perhaps you spend so much time with each other you start to look alike, or you like your reflection in the mirror a little too much and choose someone similar to date?

A viral Instagram account called "Siblings or Dating?" turned this idea into a very entertaining game for bored Instagram people. The account which has been around since July makes 249k followers guess whether two people are related or dating based solely on one photo and the game is super addictive!

So let's play a game that might quickly become your new favorite lockdown entertainment! Spoiler alert: you might be wrong most of the time. How many did you get right? What gave it away? Let us know in the comments!

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2 months ago

I got this one wrong omg...

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The popular Instagram account invites followers to submit photos of suspicious couples through direct messages. They then post a selected photo with a poll in the stories where people cast their votes before the truth is revealed 24 hours later. And the truth often is a little surprising, to say the least. Turns out, it's not that easy. Even if you think you know, you might want to look again as the answer is not always what it seems! Some couples in a relationship look so creepily alike, they could easily be twins separated at birth, whereas when you think you finally got an easy one of a pair that looks nothing alike and does the classic couple pose—they turn out to be brother and sister. So the followers involved in this new trending game are often horribly wrong when making a guess. While some polls end up at 50/50, in some cases, as many as 80% of people are left in total confusion when finding out the true relationship between the "couple."

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

I would be getting a DNA test on that one...

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

They don't look anything like each other, apart from the colouring.

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The idea that opposites attract is a popular adage about love many people swear by. And while it might arguably be true and intriguing, let's leave that "plus attracts minus" theory for physics as many studies have shown that we more often tend to be drawn to those with similar personalities and interests. It makes a lot of sense as it's much easier to understand someone whose mind is built alike. Imagine living with someone completely different and not having a single thing in common—these incompatibilities will only grow over time. "Siblings or Dating" takes this theory to a whole new level, proving that some couples are not only similar on a psychological level, but look freakishly alike as well. While the internet is cringing, scientists have discovered that it's actually legit.

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IKL200
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2 months ago

...I said dating

Wendillon
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2 months ago

This is the first siblings I said dating on...though I've done the reverse quite a few times.

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Laura Dawson
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2 months ago

she's from Married First Sight Australia (horrible woman who cheated on her husband & thought she was the best looking one there) & that's her ass**** brother.

Kelly Smith
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2 months ago

Woah, I thought she looked familiar! It's Jess! (I really hated her...)

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Zophra
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2 months ago

Focusing more on how that tattoo must have hurt when doing the armpit....

Stephen Lyford
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2 months ago

Can we say "both"?

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2 months ago

hey, really sorry to anyone I offended. it just seemed like a kind of... interesting picture for siblings to take, you know? again, sorry

JessG
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2 months ago

Damn! Parents must be super attractive too

Heather Menard
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2 months ago

Can you introduce me to your brother he i hot lol

Charmaine Joy Panis
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1 month ago

siblings

Starlee87
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2 months ago

Their both good looking I wonder what their parents look like

Shellia Ventura
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2 months ago

First one I got right, I thought they had the same eyes.

Gail Cloutier
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2 months ago

They are both too beautiful not to come out of the same gene pool.

backatya
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2 months ago

damn she's hot!

Pandora Edmundson
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2 months ago

must be from different father and different mom

A Dumbo Octopus
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2 months ago

Eyyyyyy I did it again! :D

AzKhaleesi
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2 months ago

I said dating because it's in the bathroom even though I figured they looked alike lol so I was wrong. and damn he cute

Nicole Cabrera
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2 months ago

Nice genes!! Beautiful kiddos!

Number 5
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2 months ago

yesssssssssssss

WiggleCat
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2 months ago

FInally I got one right xD

CHARLOTTE SCHWEIZER
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2 months ago

Man her face tho, that would be my expression if i had to be posing in a pic with my brother like "plz kill me." XD I said siblings and I was completely guessing otherwise I would've gotten it wrong

Corey Brown
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2 months ago

so then, she is available???

Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Doesn’t matter if she is available or not, doesn’t matter to her. She doesn’t seem to think that cheating is wrong.

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Johnny Døpe
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2 months ago

But did He needed to show that he shaves his armpits?

Kaspar Kristiansen
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2 months ago

..I said Flex'ing..

XIMENA SALAZAR-LONDONO
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2 months ago

is they were not siblings they would be a cute couple

Boopie Dew
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2 months ago

Same eyes

Mimi M
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2 months ago

Siblings - got it right! (The eyes)

Ms LaDonna
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2 months ago

they have the same eyebrows... must be siblings!

Agnes Jekyll
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2 months ago

well that was a shock

Emilingo
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2 months ago

not really. siblings don't look exactly the same. look them in the eyes. they have the same eyes.

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David Beaulieu
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2 months ago

Armpit tattoo. Hurts just seeing it...

Riri
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2 months ago

They nearly have the Same Facial Features

The Pansexual MELONLORD
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2 months ago

I'm now assuming: Not intimate, not look alike= Dating, Intimate, not look alike= sibling

Levi Baker
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2 months ago

Erm... he has no armpit hair. Where did it go?

Jo Choto
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2 months ago

Definitely siblings, except her lip fillers change her look a bit.

RoyalMoon27
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2 months ago

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They did a siblings thirst trap photo shoot...?

My Name Is Jeff
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2 months ago

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THIS IS NOT AN OK SIBLING SHOT!

Monika Rhodes
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2 months ago

Why not? Also all of you who upvoted that. What's wrong with you?

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Monika Rhodes
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What are they doing that's so wrong? Do explain.

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Eagle Girl
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2 months ago

It's like Instagram is trying to trick us

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

Do people think that just because people have similar haircuts and facial hair they look the same? They bear no resemblance to each other.

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Over a long time of sharing experiences, people start to mirror each other's habits and body language, but what about the appearance?

One of the factors why some couples look so similar lies at the very beginning when choosing a significant other and is linked to our parents, who we often look like. They say that people tend to look for a partner that looks like their parent of the opposite sex in both behavior and appearance. A study conducted in 2011 by Anthony C. Little, Benedict C. Jones, and Lisa M. DeBruine shows that the most significant factors when it comes to choosing a partner with similarity to parents are hair, eye color, and the age of our parents.

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

They really look like each other.

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Eagle Girl
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2 months ago

This is The Only one I got right so far

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Tabitha L
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2 months ago

I would never put my hand that high up on my brother's bare leg. Also, they both have beautiful skin. I guessed siblings until I saw the hand.

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Back in 1987, researchers suggested that long-term couples start to look more similar over time as a result of decades of shared emotions and common life experiences, but in a recent study conducted this October, Pin Pin Tea-makorn and Michal Kosinski of Stanford University put it to a more detailed test and didn't find that spouses' faces became more similar as time passed. However, they said that couples tend to be similar initially, which is called "assortative mating." Based on many previous studies, researchers said that "long-term romantic partners have been shown to be similar in terms of height, weight, health, diet, age, physical attractiveness, education, ability, intelligence, psychological well-being, personality, attitudes, values, religion, social class, ethnicity, lifestyle, and many other traits."

We hope this explains why some of these couples look suspiciously alike before you jump to conclusions. At the end of the day, this guessing game has become unexpectedly exciting entertainment!

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pansexualandproud
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2 months ago

their eyes are so beautiful

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Happy Days
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2 months ago

best.couple.ever.

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PjandBolt
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2 months ago

She kinda looks like Phillipa Soo!

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PANDAS
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yall, i've seen so many comments grossed out by the siblings, like, ITS NORMAL FOR SIBLINGS TO HUG!!

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Tabitha L
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2 months ago

Well, I'm wrong. Again. Their eye crinkles even look alike!!

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H Edwards
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2 months ago

They look like twins

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H Edwards
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2 months ago

This is spooky...more twins

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M O'Connell
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2 months ago

That explains his look of "not wanting to be there"

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Clearly sunny
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2 months ago

So sweet. Definitely sibs.

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Levi Baker
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2 months ago

You look like your dating though

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Red rockin lobster
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2 months ago

They sure they're not siblings? Got the same face

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Eagle Girl
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2 months ago

Dating... a really long time lol

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Tabitha L
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2 months ago

I looked at this one and thought.....the had BETTER be dating. Otherwise this picture is disturbing.

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Clearly sunny
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2 months ago

WHY!!! Do they always look alike?!?!?

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EmiC _21
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2 months ago

i am speechless. and feel stupid. and confused

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E Menendez
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2 months ago

Huh, I really thought they looked like big and little brother.

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Tabitha L
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I've started guessing right more by looking at the expressions on their faces instead of facial features. These two look like best friends.

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Blarrg
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2 months ago

They sure look happy together.

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VesSun
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2 months ago

So colorful and stylish siblings, love it!

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HempFairy
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2 months ago

From the way the guy is so strongly flexing his arm, for one second there i though it was a date.

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Purr·maid
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2 months ago

I guess just start guessing the opposite of your first impression.

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