how do people not liker her

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“Mom told me to find a woman just liker her, and… Uh, er, well… Anyway!  I haven’t done everything she told me to do, but…!”

I don’t get how people have the nerve to interpret this scene different than ‘tell mom I’m sorry for not falling in love with a girl like her, because it seems I’ve fallen in love with my best friend who’s a boy’

What else could he have probably meant?