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Doppelgangers Find Each Other in New York City Using a Dating App

Their mothers couldn't even tell them apart. 

David Aronin is one of many hopeless romantics who turned to dating apps in hopes to find "the one." Instead, he found his best friend on a Jewish dating app called JSwipe. Or so he thought. While swiping left and right, he came across a picture of a woman who looked exactly like his best friend, Ilysse. Except this person had a different name—Veronique. Thinking his friend was being catfished, he sent her a screenshot of this supposed impersonator. 

Ilysse freaked the heck out when she got the photo. I mean, wouldn't you? But once she got over the initial frenzy, she realized she didn't remember taking that picture of herself. "I couldn't believe that when I looked at the photo, I kept having to zoom in to figure out if it was me or not," she told Twin Strangers. "I almost got a sick feeling like how can I look at a photo of myself and not actually know if it's me or not," she said. Even her mother had a really hard time trying to figure out which picture was actually her daughter. Now that's freaky.

Enter - a website designed to help people find their doppelganger anywhere in the world (you know, just in case you're curious). Ilysse emailed the website asking for help and in return they posted the picture on Facebook to find out who this mysterious "Veronique" girl really was. And to everyone's surprise, they found her.

The look-alikes have yet to meet, but have been exchanging Facebook messages ever since they found each other. Thankfully this story ended on a good note and no one was actually being catfished, because that's never fun. 

Check out the video by Twin Strangers for more exclusive details on this bizarre story!

Faith Brar

Faith is an Editorial/Social Media Assistant at Meredith Corporation from Boston. Her work has appeared in Shape, Fitness, Better Homes and Gardens, More and others. When not writing, Faith can be seen pounding a bag of Jalapeno chips, online shopping, out on a run or binge watching murder mysteries on Netflix with her main squeeze.

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