Technology has changed the face of dating in the modern world as apps like Tinder have opened doors for people to interact with users all over the world and maybe even find the one. But while it has made it quick to find a date, some people seem to believe in the virtue of patience even in this day and age.
22-year-old Josh Avsec matched with 21-year-old Michelle Arendas on Tinder in September 2014 and sent her a message, but his patience was tested since Michelle took till November to reply. What followed was a conversation that went on for three years with Michelle giving the excuse that her phone died and Josh taking his own sweet time to respond later.
The duo kept talking but never met in real life for three years. Josh posted screenshots of the conversation with gaps of several months between replies
Hahahaha one day I'm going to meet this girl and it's going to be epic. Look at the dates of our tinder texts. pic.twitter.com/DASQK4c5cX— Josh Avsec (@Wes_03) July 8, 2017
Hahahaha I specifically didn't add it cuz it was more outlandish then the previous ones pic.twitter.com/PSI6uOoMOq— Josh Avsec (@Wes_03) July 8, 2017
and everyone including people at Tinder took note of this slow paced romance.
We are fully behind you in the Uk. I want to be at the same restaurant on your date— Johnny Seifert (@JohnnySeifert) July 11, 2017
Good humor good looks clearly meant for eachother 10/10 should date— ashley rothmann (@AshRother) July 10, 2017
Good things come to those who wait ⌛️— Tinder (@Tinder) July 10, 2017
Later Michelle also took note of the buzz on Twitter and responded on the micro-blogging site.
sorry I'd reply but I need to give it a few months !— Michelle Arendas (@mch_rnd) July 8, 2017
Wow😊 This is single handedly the coolest thing twitter has ever done for me. Be sure to check your DMs sometime at the end of August.— Josh Avsec (@Wes_03) July 8, 2017
Finally Tinder stepped in to make sure that the two met in real life and offered to sponsor a trip to a destination of their choice for their first date.
After a long debate over your unbelievably generous offer, our dream first-date would be in Hawaii. Meet you in Maui?? @mch_rnd— Josh Avsec (@Wes_03) July 11, 2017
Aloha! We're sending you to Maui but you can't take two years to pack your bags! 🏖️— Tinder (@Tinder) July 11, 2017
So the couple seems all set to get together in Maui, Hawaii as the adorable romance shows how patience can still be a great thing in this fast changing world....