In news that furthers my suspicion that Tinder was developed by the government as a grand sociological experiment, two long-lost siblings have found each other after being matched by the hookup app. Cute! I mean, a little creepy, but mostly cute!
After sixteen years of estrangement due to their parents’ divorce, Dutch siblings Josephine Egberts, 22, and her brother, Erik de Vries, 24, matched on Tinder. Initially they didn’t recognize each other, and began to chat. Soon Erik began “to get some clues and figured she might actually be my sister. This kind of shocked me, so I decided not to contact her for a few days.” Which, hey, good call there, Erik.
Once they started talking again (really, Erik?), Josephine and Erik each mentioned their estranged families, and all the pieces of this slightly incestuous story clicked into place.
So, please, watch where you swipe on Tinder. Yes, yes, I know you only downloaded it “as a joke,” but still. The reason you might have so much in common with someone might be because you also have DNA in common..