You Will Need
- A second name
- A daily planner
- A second phone line
- A P.O. box
- A good memory
- An escape plan
- A checklist
Assume a different name
Assume a different name for any risqué second life. This will help you immediately get into character when you hear your name called in public.
Buy a daily planner
Buy a daily planner and be maniacal about scheduling every hour of your day. If you’re going to be successful in leading two different lives, you’ve got to keep them from colliding.
Have separate phones
Have separate phones and numbers for each persona.
Get a P.O. box
Get a P.O. box for the life you consider the 'secret' one.
Don’t allow pictures
Don’t allow photos to be taken of you. You never know where they could land, bringing down your whole house of cards.
Be vigilant about assuming the right identity. If you wear the wrong wedding band with the wrong partner, that’s gonna be a hard one to explain.
Guard your privacy
Guard your privacy, even to the point of rudeness. You never know what a snoopy neighbor may pick up on if you leave him in your den unattended.
Adopt an absent-minded professor demeanor in both lives; it will make it easier to explain your tendency to repeat and contradict yourself.
Have an emergency plan
Have an emergency plan in place, lest your double life becomes exposed. Depending on the extent of your duplicity, having a third identity ready and waiting may be in order!