People Are Rooting For These Two Strangers Who've Kept Up A Joke On Tinder For Almost 3 Years



This is 21-year-old Michelle Arendas and 22-year-old Josh Avsec. They're both seniors at Kent State University in Ohio.

This is 21-year-old Michelle Arendas and 22-year-old Josh Avsec. They're both seniors at Kent State University in Ohio.

Avsec and Arendas had not met or known about each other until 2014, when they matched on Tinder. Avsec told BuzzFeed News he went out on a limb and sent Arendas a simple and casual message because she seemed "different" than others he'd matched with.

"Hey Michelle," Avsec wrote in September 2014. Two months later, Arendas finally responded. "Hey sorry my phone died!" she wrote back. Avsec appreciated the joke, and played along.

Avsec waited another two months to respond. "Hey, sorry was in the shower," he joked. The two then went back and forth, with months in between, to keep up with the joke. It's lasted for nearly three years.

Last Friday, Avsec shared a screenshot of their exchanges online. "It was just for my buddies to appreciate," he said. Within an hour, he had been retweeted hundreds of times, and someone tagged Arendas in the comments.

"I thought it would be interesting to meet up with him but I didn’t want to be the one that gave in and broke the joke," Arendas added. "But I was interested."