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Long-lost siblings accidentally matched on Tinder. Flirted for DAYS.

A brother and sister have found love on Tinder.

Beautiful, platonic love.

We’ve all been there, right? You go on your favourite dating app to find a little bit of romance on a cold, autumn night, only to accidentally match with your sibling.

This just happened at least once to a brother and sister in the Netherlands.

Read more: Rosie Waterland tried Tinder dating. It was not pleasant.

According to NL Times, “Erik de Vries and Josephine Egberts last saw each other when their parents separated in 1999. The mother and Josephine stayed in Breda. The father took Erik and his twin brother Maarten to Belgium.”

In early April this year, Erik, 24, was back in the Netherlands and ready to find love on popular dating app Tinder. When he matched with his sister, 22, he did what any accomplished Tinder user does, and had a ” very friendly” conversation. With his sister.

Speaking to, he said, “In our first conversation I was actually flirting with her so the conversation was very superficial.” Um…



Yeah. Moving on.

Luckily for everyone, Erik began to notice some strange similarities with his own and her life.

“In our next conversation, I started 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.”

Erik said his sister also had some questions about their match, “the fact that we had a lost sister and she had lost her twin brothers did give her suspicion as well.”

So it’s kind of like the plot of The Parent Trap! But much more disturbing.

After deciding to meet up, they confirmed that they were related, and dating each other was probably frowned upon.

Related: A brother and sister accidentally married. Here’s how.

So it seems like Tinder can help you find love after all. As long as it is completely and utterly platonic.

Still no word on whether Erik or Josephine have matched with non-blood-related people on the dating app though.

An original version of this article included an incorrect photo of Josephine Egberts and Erik de Vries which has since been removed. Apologies for this mistake.