Tinder couple who finally meet after three years have first date in Hawaii - the results

Talk about pressure

Olivia Petter@oliviapetter1
Friday 01 December 2017 15:19
Tinder couple whose 3 years of messages went viral debriefs on first date in Hawaii

First dates are notoriously awkward.

What do you wear? Where do you meet? How will you fill those painfully long Made In Chelsea-style silences?

Never have the stakes for romance been higher than when Josh Avsec, 22, and Michelle Arendas, 21, finally met up after speaking on Tinder for three years.

The US couple’s unconventional love story went viral after Avsec tweeted a picture of their exchange, leading to a first meeting on Good Morning America and Tinder offering to pay for the young duo’s first date in a city of their choice. Naturally, the savvy globetrotters opted for Hawaii.

But it seems that the pair's longstanding digital flame is already starting to fizzle.

Despite the potentially Austen-worthy level of romance – coastal bike rides, poolside cocktails, sunshine lounging – the two walked away with vastly different perceptions of the date and what the future holds.

It might have had something to do with the camera crew that followed them round the entire time, who interviewed the couple separately after the date.

“With everything going on, it's been kind of hard to talk about the little things, like when we do go back, but I'm pretty sure - she's so much fun - I know once we get back home, we're gonna wanna meet up again," Josh told the cameras.

Michelle however, was notaby less keen.

"We don't have any concrete plans yet, but I'm sure our paths will cross once we get back," the Kent State University student confessed.

In a post-Love Island lexical tongue, it’s safe to say that Michelle is being a little bit “muggy” as the now world-famous couple officially enter into the murky “will they, won’t they” waters.

Stay tuned.

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