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Date 2 -- Twins pretended to be one woman

Shazi: We were both so nervous. To me, we look different -- Nicolle's nose is a little more rounded at the tip, and my teeth are bonded -- but people still mix us up. Our own mother can't keep us straight! Even our voices are the same.

I admit, we have used it to our advantage on occasion. I even took a test for Nicolle once in high school. But we've never pulled anything like this.

We decided to go as "Shazi," so I met the guy first. I left my sister in the back of the restaurant and met Aaron near the front bar. He seemed nice. As we sat down, we started in on the typical date talk: where we were from, our jobs. I had the easy part, because I got to start the date. Nicolle would have to pick up where I left off.

Nicolle: We weren't allowed to give any details to one another, so when Shazi came back and said, "Go!" I had to wing it. I didn't even know what he looked like! He watched me wandering around aimlessly, trying to find him. I looked like I'd gotten lost coming from the bathroom. Finally, I spotted my sister's coat and said, "There you are!" I'm sure he thought I was a total ditz or, I should say, that Shazi was a total ditz.

Immediately, things got complicated. When I sat down, I asked if we could order. He said, "Uh, we just did." So then I asked him what I ordered. "You don't remember?" he asked. I quickly scanned the menu and said, "Oh, I bet I ordered chicken, didn't I?" He just nodded and looked really confused.

Shazi: After we tag-teamed again, I had no idea where Nicolle had left off, so I decided to ask him if he was going on vacation anytime soon. He looked at me oddly and said, "We just talked about this." He had asked Nicolle if she spoke Spanish and she said no; then I sat down with him later and spoke it perfectly! He was totally stunned. Despite all this, he never picked up that we were two different people. I'm not sure if that says something about us -- or him!

Aaron's first impressions: Shazi said she didn't drink, but she must have been stealing sips from my gin and tonic, because she couldn't remember what she ordered, let alone keep up with the conversation. I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt, thinking maybe she was nervous, but she couldn't remember things I'd told her five minutes before. At one point, I mentioned my trip to Mexico, and two minutes later she said, "What vacation?" I began to wonder if she had taken a "vacation" in her head. Plus, her cell phone rang three times during dinner, and she answered it, even walking away to talk! That's just rude. On her behalf, she did try to find out about me and made a huge effort to keep the conversation interesting and lively. She might be a nice person, but she needs to get it together.

After learning their secret: They were twins? Well, that explains a lot! I couldn't tell them apart at all. I was a little suspicious, though, especially when she could suddenly speak Spanish after saying she couldn't five minutes earlier. I just thought she had a short attention span. I think it's kind of cool, though. Now I can brag and say I dated twins!

Nicolle says: At least he was good-humored about it. I don't think there was a love connection for any of us. But it's interesting to see what he did -- and didn't -- pick up on.

Shazi says: Oh, that poor guy. In the end, we wound up swapping places four times. It's ironic that he thought we were being rude on our cell phones. In actuality, we were reminding each other to leave the table because we were having such a good time!

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