Internet dating can be totally nerve wracking. After "meeting" on a UK dating site last November, emailing, and exchanging pictures, Sarah Kemp, 42, and George Bentley, 47, decided to take the plunge and go on their first real date at a pub in London.
In person, the pair hit it off immediately. Swapping stories and sharing memories, things started to oddly match up when they spoke of their childhoods. It was after an hour or so that Sarah and George finally realized that they had more in common than they first thought. Ready for the clincher? Yup, they aren't just related ... they're brother and sister. Siblings that hadn't seen each other since 1975. Sitting in a restaurant. On a date. A ROMANTIC DATE.
And they've seen each other twice since.
Okay, not in a sexy-time sort of way. Reportedly Sarah and George want to see each other as often as possible to catch up on the time they spent apart, which totally makes sense. After the big realization, the duo decided to celebrate finding one another with champagne and drank themselves silly. Call me crazy but I just can't help but wonder about their attraction. Did things get a bit awkward once the alcohol was involved? You don't just go meeting a man in a bar from the web that you're not totally in to -- and expect that feeling to disappear, right?
One thing's for sure, this must have been hella embarrassing. It doesn't take a genius to see that this is not your standard "I'm looking for love" dating site. This is a website that advertises not to worry about the food, and shows pictures of breasts, half-naked women, and 6-pack abs right on the landing page! And this is how Sarah found her long-lost brother? What if they didn't put two-and-two together? They could have been the next big incestuous baby-making couple.
So how did they lose one another in the first place? Well, the siblings' parents got divorced in 1975. Sarah went with their mom, David went with their dad. And although the duo sought one another as adults, the search was made much more difficult when Sarah was married, then divorced, and kept her ex-husband's surname. Their chances at being reunited again under these circumstances? About 500 million-to-one.
Good for them, even if the tale's a tad awkward. When all's said and done, this is actually a odd happy story. One that they'll hopefully tell their kids, from separate marriages, one day.
What do you think of their story? Could you imagine being attracted to your brother?
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