The Journey to an Epic First Date Goes Viral for two Kent State Students

What started three years ago with humorous banter between two Kent State University Students on a dating site has turned into a dreamy first date. And the world is watching.

Michelle Arendas and Josh Avsec matched on Tinder back in 2014, but their responses to one another were not exactly instant. Sometimes it would take them many months and a lot of wit to return a message.  

Their jokes caught the attention of the world and Tinder, which is sending the two students to Maui, Hawaii for their first date.

News of the date has gone viral in the media, as people around the world wish them well. NBC’s Today Show explains how the students went from matching to flying to Hawaii. Watch here.

POSTED: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 2:29pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 2:07pm
Kristin Anderson