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Tumblr Of The Day: 'Boyfriend Twin' — Men Who Wanted Someone Just Like Them


"What's sexier than dating yourself?" asks the Tumblr Boyfriend Twin, a photo blog dedicated to pics of boyfriends who look alike. What we're wondering is whether dating yourself is vanity or just self-love.

It's also reminding us of the Urban Dictionary word "dopplebanger" which means "someone you want to have sex with purely because they look similar to another person you want to do," in this instance yourself.

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  1. How horribly sickening.

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 7, 2014 11:32:40 AM

  2. @Jack sexy men are sickening?

    Posted by: litper | Apr 7, 2014 11:35:41 AM

  3. It's great.
    Confirms my long held Narcissus theories.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Apr 7, 2014 11:38:27 AM

  4. It's kinda creepy.

    Posted by: Howard B | Apr 7, 2014 11:43:03 AM

  5. They mostly don't actually look alike, they're just dressed alike.

    I'm not that into guys who look like me, but then let's face it: not many people are.

    Posted by: Distingue Traces | Apr 7, 2014 11:45:23 AM

  6. Hot!!! Xo's

    Posted by: AnthonyR | Apr 7, 2014 11:47:47 AM

  7. The problem with Tumblr sites like this is that, while some of these men might be boyfriends, not all are. Case in point, the 4th from the top image (the tattooed bearded boys); one is a straight male model Ricky Hall and the men just happen to look exactly alike.

    Posted by: Dan | Apr 7, 2014 11:47:47 AM

  8. twincest is best!

    Posted by: litper | Apr 7, 2014 11:47:57 AM

  9. I don't think they look so much alike as they just are militant about following whatever new trend emerges. The fades, the 1920s hairstyles, the beards, etc.

    I'm sure they wear peacoats, skinny jeans and leather boots in the winter, then switch them for tank tops, jorts and high tops in the summertime......yawn.

    Posted by: Pablo | Apr 7, 2014 11:50:24 AM

  10. BORING. Drones. So '70's.

    Posted by: Shannon | Apr 7, 2014 11:54:52 AM

  11. BORING. Drones. So '70's.

    Posted by: Shannon | Apr 7, 2014 11:54:52 AM

  12. Geez, it's hard enough to find a good man, let alone one who looks like a mirror.

    Posted by: David | Apr 7, 2014 11:55:54 AM

  13. Hey all of you trendoids: normcore is the current fad/trend. Here's a newsflash: develop your own lasting elegant style. Not be another follower . But that would require be different.

    Posted by: Shannon | Apr 7, 2014 11:56:57 AM

  14. I recall going to Starbucks in West Hollywood, getting a Venti Latte and sitting back on the outside patio watching the West Hollywood Twin Parade. Of course, it wasn't an official sort of thing, but it was seriously unnerving to watch scads of men walk the streets with their nearly identical twin.

    Posted by: Tophier Verdugo | Apr 7, 2014 11:59:53 AM

  15. @Dan, ah yes, and #5 is just "straight" boys who are tired... Enough with that straight fetish!

    Posted by: litper | Apr 7, 2014 12:00:46 PM

  16. I think dating someone that look like you would be creepy and narcissistic.

    Posted by: kory chatelain | Apr 7, 2014 12:04:56 PM

  17. Thank god my BF and I don't do this. We even wear the same clothes very differently.

    Posted by: Qj201 | Apr 7, 2014 12:08:52 PM

  18. You didn't mention the plastic surgery that Scott Thorson had to undergo in order to look more like Liberace. 100% vanity.

    Posted by: Hue-Man | Apr 7, 2014 12:49:15 PM

  19. Hot. Whatever gets you to the Happy Place.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Apr 7, 2014 12:56:29 PM

  20. There's homosexuals, then there's narcissexuals.

    Posted by: clint | Apr 7, 2014 1:17:42 PM

  21. narcissexual…I like that, heh. but uh… I don't know if it's necessarily narcissism…more of like an extreme version of "birds of a feather flock together" - people like to spend time with people they have stuff in common with...

    Posted by: steve | Apr 7, 2014 1:26:58 PM

  22. Self-love.

    Posted by: Jon | Apr 7, 2014 1:53:39 PM

  23. Brings a whole new meaning to the term "My Pet".

    Posted by: anon | Apr 7, 2014 1:55:00 PM

  24. Must we kill everything with an abundance of not so insightful insight? It's a funny blog about nothing... I like it. :)

    Posted by: CAM | Apr 7, 2014 3:01:34 PM

  25. There was a DaveyWavey video about this on youtube a while back, featuring a couple often mistaken as brothers when out in public.

    I think there's two things going on here - 1) people are often attracted to other similar people. One example: Blue-eyed guys are biologically more attracted to people with blue eyes, whereas people with brown eyes have been found to have no preference in aggregate attraction. Etc.

    2) Having partner, you're inevitably going to start 'looking' a little bit more like them, wearing more similar clothes and maybe even sharing some similar grooming/exercise habits (ie sharing hair stylists, being influenced by spending time with your partner and deciding to grow a beard, going to the gym together, etc.)

    So I don't think it's pure narcissism, and if you look at straight people, some of these same things happen to them, too... except they end up looking like brother and sister. LOL.

    Posted by: Ryan | Apr 7, 2014 3:03:58 PM

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