After months of flirtatious online correspondence, Sarah Kemp and George Bentley decided to finally meet up. Turns out the two had an awful lot in common. A little too much, in fact. In an incestuous, Arrested Development-esque plot twist, the pair just so happened to be long-lost brother and sister. And you thought you had some awkward first dates. Kemp describes the incident in the Daily Record as such:

"To meet your long-lost brother, in a bar, after over thirty years would be something by itself....But to meet him in those circumstances - on a date, for crying out loud - really is something else. We obviously had far more in common than first thought."

The two were separated following their parents divorce; Kemp kept her ex's last name, so Bentley had been unable to track her down prior to their date.

Don't worry. In case you were wondering, the date didn't get very far before they figured it out. And you can rest assured this probably won't happen to you, unless your luck is super bad (or maybe good?). An actual bookie places the odds of this happening at  "500-million-to-one."

 

Commentarium (12 Comments)

Mar 31 11 - 12:51pm
profrobert

This is what happens when you sign up at AppalachiaDate.com.

Mar 31 11 - 7:26pm
Jim Bob

That's pretty funny in a stereotypical kinda way. +1 internet.

Mar 31 11 - 1:12pm
Me

I've heard it's not uncommon for long-lost relatives to be attracted to each other.

Jul 28 11 - 11:59am
David

It's even got a name: Genetic sexual attraction.

Mar 31 11 - 5:42pm
nerkums

I'll be that one! :)

Mar 31 11 - 5:47pm
hmmm...

I'm sure that this sort of thing happens a lot in the south. Except for the long lost part.

Mar 31 11 - 8:50pm
Yep.

Because here in the South we are all slack jawed incestuous bigots that love to harp on about cultural stereotypes.

Mar 31 11 - 10:32pm
not fat

win for the response. +1

Mar 31 11 - 7:36pm
WOW

Ok sound messed up but when I first found out I had a brother. We had actually disguised the fact that we lived so close together that we were surprised that this very incident did not happen to us. me being so very pale and him being dark complected. Wow and that was 30 years ago. never thought I would have actually hear of it happening to someone though. I guess it just goes to show that you never know.

Mar 31 11 - 10:19pm
Pig_Diddee

Joe Dirt would approve of this :)

Apr 01 11 - 9:41am
Jule

I think this is more rampant that we think. If you think about how often guys in college donate sperm for money...how many siblings are out there? Many have donated hundreds of times.

Apr 01 11 - 6:40pm
Jack

And for 'Hmmmmm', this was in Scotland...