When 22-year-old Josh Avsec matched with 21-year-old Michelle Arendas on Tinder back in 2014, he did what most people would do in such a situation. He sent her a message. And then he waited. And waited. Until finally Michelle responded…two months later! “Hey sorry my phone died!” she wrote, and after a brief exchange, the two never spoke again. Then another two months later, Josh decided to write her back with his own tongue-in-cheek excuse. “Hey sorry was in the shower,” he wrote, which prompted Michelle to respond…another month later.
And so their “relationship” has continued for the last three years, and the Ohio Kent State University seniors have never once met during that time, but since Josh recently shared a screenshot of their exchanges on Twitter, the internet has been rooting for them to meet up in person. Even Tinder couldn’t handle the suspense, which is why they’ve just offered to send the two of them on vacation together! “It’s time you got together IRL,” they tweeted. “You have 24 hrs to decide the city you want to have your first date in and we’ll send you there!” The couple have since decided on Hawaii (on the condition that they don’t take two years to pack their bags!), so follow Josh and Michelle on twitter to find out how it goes!
They both matched on Tinder in 2014 but they’ve still never met
It all started with a simple ‘Hey Michelle,’ which took two months to get a reply (notice the other reply dates)
Sometimes they wouldn’t reply to each other for up to 10 months!
They’ve been messaging each other for three years now
Josh recently posted the conversation online and it went incredibly viral
Michele also thought it would be interesting to meet up but she didn’t want to break the joke
Eventually Tinder couldn’t handle the suspense so they offered to arrange their very first date!
Josh and Michelle decided on Hawaii
And Tinder delivered
Josh couldn’t be happier
And neither could the internet