Unless you’ve been living under a rock (which, hey, no judgement, the electric bills are cheaper under there), then you’ve probably been vaguely aware of the circulating viral story involving two Kent State University Tinder matches who have been perpetuating a three-year running joke where they message one another every few months, saying that they’re too “busy” to hang out.
The whole stunt captured the interest (and hearts) of the internet, and it wasn’t long before people were loudly declaring that these two needed to meet IRL.
Well, this is a world ruled by the internet, so, naturally, the public’s wish came true. Tinder offered Josh Avsec and Michelle Arendas a romantic vacation to the destination of their choice. The couple chose Hawaii.
And this morning, before their flights to Hawaii, Avsec and Arendas finally met in person On Good Morning America.
“My butterflies have had butterflies,” said Avsec during the interview. “I have been imploding since I arrived in New York. I just would walk around Times Square because I wanted to keep my mind busy. It’s been the most exciting ball of energy inside of me all week.”
Arendas was a little more reserved, and tabled a question regarding the pair’s relationship status. “We waited three years to send each other 10 messages so I think we need more than 30 minutes to be able to answer that question effectively,” said Arendas. “But I dunno, I guess we’ll see in the next few weeks.”
Welp, I think I can speak with authority that I say that this Hawaiian “getting to know you” vacation ought to be filmed and turned into a reality series — because we are all way too invested in what might come of this unorthodox relationship.