After three years of texting each other on dating app Tinder, Josh Avsec and Michelle Arendas finally met in real life, and even revealed their story in front of worldwide audiences.

Michelle and Josh, who are in their early 20s, both swiped right on the dating application back in September 2014. The Tinder Couple had never met in person until the television show Good Morning America decided to interfere and arrange a formal meet up, a report on stated.

The two are both students at Kent State University, and the three-year long journey of their long distance online relationship went viral since then, the report continued.

What is fascinating about their Tinder conversation is that they exchanged messages that were excuses for not meeting each other. Aside from this, it reportedly took months before one of them received a reply.

Three years

The story went viral online, until one day Good Morning America decided to arrange a formal meet-up, and end the three years worth of guessing and knowing each other, continued.

In the video of the show episode posted on YouTube, some of their Tinder conversations were revealed. Some of the replies were, “Hey sorry, my phone died,” “Hey, sorry I was in the shower,” “President’s Day had me swamped recently, you know how it gets,” and “I just got over a serious relationship when I was a sophomore in high school.”

The meet-up

Last week, Good Morning America featured Michelle and Josh in one of their segments.

It was the first time that they met each other after three years.

She said, “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 [on our relationship status] effectively. I guess we’ll see in the next few weeks.”

During the show, Josh even shared the fact he did not even know about Michelle’s last name, until “a friend of a friend” poked him online to tell him her surname.

“As a matter of fact, I did not even know Michelle’s last name until the day I posted it, and a friend of a friend commented her name at the bottom, so it took three years before I even learned her last name,” Josh shared on the show, as seen on the online video. reported that the Tinder couple gets a free trip to Maui for their date.

“I’m a really good judge of character, yet so far, so good,” Josh remarked, according to the report.

Tinder is a dating app that asks users to swipe either left or swipe right, depending on how they like the person on the screen.