Funny replies when someone says you look familiar

When a stranger approaches you on a night out and says that you look familiar and asks where they know you from the answer will depend on whether they are totally hot or not. If you think they are attractive, why not have a little fun with the guy or girl who might be someone you want to get to know a little better in the future.

Years ago, I heard a funny story about a business CEO who was at a restaurant with his wife. While the couple was waiting to be seated, the man kept saying to the restaurant hostess, “You look really familiar, I just can’t figure out where I know you from?”


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The restaurant hostess had posed as a Play Boy centrefold many years ago, but she hadn’t mentioned it to anyone where she was working.

Obviously, the businessman had spent a lot of time looking at her curves with great detail and knew them well. The businessman just couldn’t picture the hostess with her clothes on!

15 Best comebacks when someone asks if they know you from somewhere

1. Do you watch porn?

2. Did we have class together? I could have sworn we had chemistry.

3. You look a lot like my next boyfriend.

4. Yeah, I’m your future ex.

5. I’m the one always running through your mind.

6. Could be… which prison did you do time in?

7. I think you’re about to get to know me now.

8. Could be.. I’m a bit of a big deal.

9. I guess I have one of those faces that people seem to remember.

10. Maybe we met in a parallel universe?

11. Maybe you can tell me?

12. Maybe, I work at the VD clinic.

13. Didn’t we meet at a top-secret gathering of masterminds plotting to take over the world?

14. Is that a lame pick up line?

15. Maybe we met in a past life.

Why do people say where do I know you from?

People often say “where do I know you from” when they recognize a person but cannot immediately remember where they have met them before. They may be racking their brain to try and figure out where you met.

In a social situation the person may be using the phrase was a way to get to know you.better. It could be one excuse to start a conversation.

Sometimes you may have met someone before but you just can’t put your finger on where you met them before.

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People always ask Coco ‘where do I know you from’

Coco was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary face. Everywhere she went, people would stop and stare, trying to place where they had seen her before. “Do I know you from somewhere?” they would ask, their brows furrowed in confusion.

Coco had grown used to these questions and had developed a standard response. “I get that a lot,” she would say with a smile. “I just have one of those faces, I guess.”

But deep down, Coco wondered if there was more to it. Why did everyone seem to recognize her? Was there a hidden story behind her familiar visage?

One day, as she was walking in the park, a stranger approached her with the same question. “Where do I know you from?” he asked, peering at her intently.

Coco took a deep breath and decided to delve into the mystery. “Actually,” she began, “there’s a tale behind my face. It all started when I was a child…”

She went on to recount the extraordinary adventures she had experienced, the people she had met, and the places she had visited. As she spoke, the stranger’s eyes widened with amazement.

“I think I remember now,” he exclaimed. “You were in that viral video from years ago!”

Coco nodded, feeling a sense of relief and closure. From then on, she embraced her unique identity, knowing that her face held a multitude of memories and stories, each waiting to be discovered by those who crossed her path.

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When you are dealing with a person who keeps asking where you are from it can be stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counsellor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.

Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home. 

Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.

Got any comments, questions or tips for when someone asks where they know you from. Share them in the comments below.

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  1. Eyes widen. Under breath,” s***” slowly walk away. This is not supposed to be savage, more of creeping them out.

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