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Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 7:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Gee... you look young!"
"Wow... you look old!"
"Do you find me attractive?"
"Um..er... not really. What about you?"
"Same here."

What is going on?
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 10:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A couple wild guesses...speed dating? Internet daters finally meeting in person? A scientific experiment about attraction?
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 10:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A couple wild guesses...speed dating? Internet daters finally meeting in person? A scientific experiment about attraction? Neither ;-))
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Are they two people involved? Both HAM?
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Are they two people involved? Yes Both HAM? One HAM, one HAF
Dropofahat (Dropofahat)
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Are they both telling the truth in each quote?

Does it matter which is M or F?

Did the one who said "you look young" expect the other to be older? Same question, reversed?

Are they disappointed to find out they don't find each other attractive?
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Are they both telling the truth in each quote? Yes, they are

Does it matter which is M or F? Yes, it does

Did the one who said "you look young" expect the other to be older? No Same question, reversed? Same answer :-))

Are they disappointed to find out they don't find each other attractive? Possibly; not so much relevant
Dropofahat (Dropofahat)
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Do the quotes alternate speakers, like in a book? (M,F,M,F,M or reversed?)

Did the Man say the first quote? ...the woman?

Are they related?

Have they ever met in person before?

Have they communicated in a non-face-to-face way before?
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Do the quotes alternate speakers, like in a book? (M,F,M,F,M or reversed?) Yes

Did the Man say the first quote? ...the woman? The man

Are they related? Yes

Have they ever met in person before? Yes

Have they communicated in a non-face-to-face way before? Almost certainly but irrelevant
Dropofahat (Dropofahat)
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Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 6:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has it been a long time since they've seen each other?

Is she his daughter? His sister? His neice?

Bear with me, you never know: is time travel involved? Plastic surgery?
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Has it been a long time since they've seen each other? Actually, no

Is she his daughter? His sister? His neice? Neither

Bear with me, you never know: is time travel involved? Plastic surgery? Neither :-)))
Dropofahat (Dropofahat)
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Are they the same age?

Is he older than her? By approx how much - 1-5 years? 5-10 yrs? 10-20 Years? 20+ yrs?

Is she older than him? By approx how much - 1-5 years? 5-10 yrs? 10-20 Years? 20+ yrs?

Is she his mother? Aunt? Cousin?
Dropofahat (Dropofahat)
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Plausible, real world scenario?
Relevent when (decade, century) it takes place?
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 6:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they the same age? Approximately, yes

Is he older than her? By approx how much - 1-5 years? 5-10 yrs? 10-20 Years? 20+ yrs?

Is she older than him? By approx how much - 1-5 years? 5-10 yrs? 10-20 Years? 20+ yrs?

Is she his mother? Aunt? Cousin? Neither

Plausible, real world scenario? Yes - in fact, it actually happened
Relevent when (decade, century) it takes place? Not really, although it would be easier to happen, say, since the sixties up to now
Dropofahat (Dropofahat)
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You did say they were related, right?
And they're the same age (and no time travel {8-] ), but she is not his cousin or sister, or neice/aunt?
Are they fairly distant relatives, like 2nd (or higher) cousins? Wait, are they related genetically? or by marriage?
Dropofahat (Dropofahat)
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Did something happen since the (short time) when they last saw each other to change their appearance?

Are they married?
Are they wearing makeup or costumes?
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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You did say they were related, right? Right
And they're the same age (and no time travel {8-] ), but she is not his cousin or sister, or neice/aunt? Exactly so.
Are they fairly distant relatives, like 2nd (or higher) cousins? No Wait, are they related genetically? No or by marriage? Yes
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Did something happen since the (short time) when they last saw each other to change their appearance? Yes

Are they married? Yes
Are they wearing makeup or costumes? Yes to both :-))
Dropofahat (Dropofahat)
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Husband and wife, Halloween costumes?
She's dressed as a baby? (Maybe, Baby New Year?) He's dressed as an old man? (Father Time?) Hence the title...
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 7:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Husband and wife, Yes Halloween costumes? Not exactly but very much OTRT
She's dressed as a baby? No He's dressed as an old man? No Hence the title...
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 7:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hence the title...No, this treat is meant to be a bit trickier :-))
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Are they wearing costumes for a stage play? or other kind of performance?
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Are they wearing costumes for a stage play? or other kind of performance? No, just for a fun birthday party with their friends
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Are they dressed as other people? As each other?
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Are they dressed as other people? Yes As each other? Not exactly but almost there
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As their parents? As each other's parents?
As their friends?
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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As their parents? As each other's parents?
As their friends? No - your answer "as each other" was much closer.
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Is each dressed as themself at a different age?
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Is each dressed as themself at a different age? No - however there is something which gives the impression they are.
"Dressed as each other" is still the closest guess...
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Each is dressed as the opposite gender?
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Each is dressed as the opposite gender? Exactly so.


*****************SPOILER****************

Actually, "they" are my husband and myself (and a group of friends). We once decided to cross-dress for one of our birthday parties.

Most of us were in our mid-twenties. Amazingly, we found out that the girls in boys' clothes looked as teenagers, but all the guys looked as women in their mid-forties, and resembled their mothers. (Well.... all but one who refused to get rid of his beard and moustache, and despite trying to hide it under a scarf, he looked like King Kong's grandmother.

It was fun, but all of us agreed that it was a very strange feeling to see your partner changed in such a strange manner, and that it definitely did not look attractive


Now, Dropofahat, what it was you recently said about overestimating people? Here, I clearly did the opposite and utterly underestimated you. Rarely have I seen such a straightforward attack to the puzzle solution.

Thank you very much, and it will be a pleasure to meet in another puzzle!
Dropofahat (Dropofahat)
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Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 10:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I figured it was autobiographical. Very funny, I can picture the situation perfectly.

Thanks a lot, it turned out to be fairly simple but still very interesting. Glad I didn't dwell on the time travel and plastic surgery aspects...

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