Originally Posted by yukonnights
I think it's a nifty idea. Probably a Sci Fi would work best, where it's more than an app. Or maybe the user could pay for an upgrade to a virtual reality?...I don't have the imagination for it myself, but hopefully someone will.
It doesn't have to be scifi. I saw a story about this website called TwinStrangers.com.
You upload a photo of yourself and it searches all the other uploaded photos to find your closest match. The results can sometimes be pretty striking.
Now for a story idea:
Amanda uploads her pic and her match looks like her clone, the visual similarities and personality quirks are ridiculous. They hit it off with each other almost immediately. Amanda's twin stranger is Agatha and she lives in New York city. Amanda can't believe her luck. She plans to go to NYU in the fall and Agatha was in the process of looking for a new roommate. She broke up with her girlfriend and can't afford her apartment on her own.
Amanda and Agatha are like two peas in a pod. The only significantly different traits between them is that Amanda is not a lesbian. That changes after a drunken friday night. Agatha seduced her when they got back home, and mutually discovered that it was the best sex of their lives.
It was only later that they discovered that they were twins that were separated at birth. Neither knew that they were adopted as infants and unfortunately, both sets of parents decided not to tell them that they were adopted.