To say Josh Avsec, 22, and Michelle Arendas, 21, are taking online dating to a new level would be an understatement.
It all began for the pair when they matched on Tinder way back in 2014 when Avsec sent the first message that simply read, “Hey Michelle.” It took Arendas two months to finally respond writing “Hey, sorry my phone died!”
Over the next few years the duo would send intermittent messages keeping their Tinder joke alive, all the while never running into one another despite the fact that they both attend Kent State University in Ohio.
That all changed when Avsec shared their inside joke on Twitter in July. When Tinder caught wind of the story they offered to send the couple on a very special first date anywhere in the world. Of course, the pair said yes and got their bags packed for Maui.
“It’s been a crazy adventure so far,” Arendas told Good Morning America about her unconventional meet cute with Avsec. Prior to heading off into the Hawaiian sunset together she added, “My only expectation is to enjoy our trip and enjoy getting to know each other. I can absolutely not wait to be on the beach.”
Now, photos have emerged of the charming on their date, hitting the beach and drinking cocktails as one does while on summer break in Hawaii. And, according to the Daily Mail, the Tinder match spent a full week together soaking up the sun and looking enamored with one another the entire time.
"On this trip I have learned about Josh's incredible energy. He is just always excited and always energetic, even on like a hot day like today, he's always ready to go," Arendas told ABC.
Avsec added of his date, "You should hear her talk about her dreams and her passions and her career path ... [her] determination and perseverance, it's really rare and awesome to be a part of.”
Only time will tell if this is a true love connection but one thing is for sure, the entire world is rooting for these two to work out.
"She's so much fun I know once we get back home we're gonna want to meet up again,” Asvec said.