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BLOG: Two Students Meet On GMA For First Time After Being Matched 3 Years Ago! | Jay Allen #mwjr 07/26/17

By July 26, 2017 No Comments

It’s crazy for me to think about the dating world just with the way that technology is these days, people are meeting their spouses via several applications and even through online dating. But for this couple, it went longer than most have in mind. Check it out: 

In the town of Kent, Ohio, Two Kent State University students will be packing their bags and heading to Hawaii for a first-date three years in the making.

But first, they are meeting on Good Morning America Tuesday morning, nearly three years after matching on the popular dating app.

On July 11, Josh Avsec, posted images of a Tinder message with Michelle Arendas. A casual “Hey Michelle” in September of 2014 went unanswered for two months.

Arendas replied in November, joking “Hey sorry my phone died!” A quick exchange ensued, with the two joking about the time lapse until Avsec decided it was his turn to make Michelle do some waiting.

In January of 2015, Avsec wrote to Arendas again – acting as if no time had passed. With months between responses, the two kept in correspondence until July 2017.

As a joke for his friends to enjoy, Avsec posted the exchange on Twitter, saying he would one day meet the girl who took months to respond, saying when they do meet, “it’s going to be epic.”

With the help of Tinder, the dating application responsible for bringing the two together, it will be epic, indeed. — Josh Avsec (@Wes_03) July 8, 2017

After his tweet was shared more than 16,000 times, Tinder took notice:

“It’s time you got together IRL. You have 24 hrs to decide the city you want to have your first date in and we’ll send you there!” the company wrote the two Tinder users on Twitter.

After Avsec’s original tweet went viral, friends tagged Michelle and the two began talking outside of the Tinder application. They were already in conversation when they got the surprising tweet offering a free first date.

Watch the first time they meet on Good Morning America:

Josh and Michelle, two Kent State University students, met on Tinder three years ago. They exchanged conversation back and forth but never met in person until today on Good Morning America. Full story appeared on News 5:

Posted by News 5 Cleveland on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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