Anyone who’s used a dating app is familiar with that momentary rush of excitement brought by a new match.
It’s a little dopamine hit that massages the ego and, for at least a brief moment, leaves one wondering if real love is right around the corner.
But now imagine all that excitement flushed right down the tubes upon discovering that you just matched with your very own brother.
So was the fate of TikTok user ladyefron.
While using the dating app Hinge, she was startled to see the app’s algorithm declared her brother and her the most compatible pair.
After all, they live near each, they likely have similar values, and might even watch the same TV shows—side by side.
Right around Thanksgiving, she posted a video explaining the match.
@ladyefronThankful for this new batch of emotional distress 🦃 ##GivingThanks ##fyp @bertefron♬ original sound – Brooke Averick
With a hefty dose of sarcasm, she shared her “excitement” for the new match.
“Happy Thanksgiving everyone.”
“Something I’m thankful for is that my most compatible on Hinge was updated.”
She then showed the new match on her phone screen.
“Here he is. Super cute if you ask me.
“‘Brooke and Noah we think you two should meet’.”
“And we agreed. And we’re already spending Thanksgiving together and it’s going well.”
“Let me show you.”
A flip of her camera revealed her brother sitting right beside her.
“And here he is. And the fact of the matter is, um, this is my brother.”
“And it’s for that reason that we’ll be suing Hinge.”
The video closed with her brother chasing her around the house in a sarcastic attempt to kiss her on the cheek.
People on TikTok thought the whole thing was hilarious.
A few people joked that Hinge was simply obeying pandemic restrictions.
And a few people shared their own experiences being mortified by a sibling match.
It’s difficult to overstate just how much the pandemic has upended the dating world.
But this was a whole new level of cringe.