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You meet a potential love interest on an internet dating web site. He shares the same interests. He understands your sense of humour. Surprise! He's your long lost brother.

This happened to Sarah Kemp, a 42-year-old cleaner from Edinburgh, Scotland, after she joined the online dating site ForgetDinner.co.uk. After months of online correspondence with a London-based builder, George Bentley, 47, the pair decided to meet in person.

As BBC reports, the two came to the stunning realization they were related while discussing their childhoods at a pub on their first date.

"Can you imagine the surprise, joy and embarrassment we both felt? It was such a crazy thing. We had so much in common, and we really enjoyed each other's company," she told the broadcaster. "It was as if we'd known each other all our lives."

Ms. Kemp and Mr. Bentley share the same parents, but were separated more than 30 years ago at ages 6 and 11 respectively, when their mother and father split up. The two had tried to seek each other as adults, without luck.

According to Scotland's Daily Record, the pair thankfully made the connection "before any 'kisses or fumbles' took place."

"This was the meeting of a lifetime and we are now planning to see each other as often as possible to catch up on the time spent apart," Mr. Bentley told the newspaper.

A bookie put the odds of the siblings meeting in this way at 500 million-to-one, the Daily Record said.

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