A few weeks ago, a modern day (potential) love story captured the nation’s attention.

College students Michelle Arendas and Josh Avsec, both of whom attend Kent State University, had been messaging on Tinder for THREE YEARS and still hadn’t met in person. Tinder got wind of this and volunteered to send the pair on a trip to Hawaii so they could finally meet face to face. But before that happened, the students decided to meet in a lower pressure situation…. by choosing to go on¬†Good Morning America¬†together, of course.

The first encounter was super adorable, and we have high hopes for this pair. Check it out:

Tinder couple finally meet after three years of messages

Josh Avsec, 22, and Michelle Arendas, 21, met on Good Morning America on Tuesday The pair of students have been exchanging Tinder messages since 2014 Their modern love story went viral when Josh posted a screenshot of their exchange on Twitter After having their first face to face encounter, they jetted off on a week-long first date to Maui courtesy of Tinder A Tinder couple who spent three years exchanging messages and putting off meeting finally came to face to face on live television on Tuesday.

Hopefully, they felt comfortable enough with their first meeting that the trip to Hawaii will continue as planned!



Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.