Twitter user Josh Avsec has been flirting with a girl on Tinder over text exchanges for three years. Really. He shared a screenshot of their exchanges, the de Beauvoir-Sartre letters of our time, on Twitter, and it's been going viral, with over 14,000 likes.
That's right—the early 20-somethings have been improbably busy for three years. Michelle told The Independent that her initial response was just being silly; he said that his response was "more or less [...] my way of handling a girl blowing me off. What I wasn’t expecting is her to respond once I responded a few months later. I figured it would just fade away."
But in fact, even after the joke went viral, she responded.
At this point, the internet really began rooting for these guys.
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
That's too much pressure to put these two lauren!— Co-Prodcr Speed Weed (@NutenbutaGthang) July 10, 2017
😂 I agree. I think they'd have to take years & years to finally say I do! Haha— laur💕 (@laurenmariee143) July 10, 2017
“So many people were telling us that we were relationship goals or that it was so cute, it really stacked the pressure to get to know her," Josh said. "So while this tweet was going viral, I sent her a couple direct messages, making jokes about all of these hilarious comments.”
Now, they may actually get to go on a date.
Which is good, because even though they're both young and pretty, they're funny enough that I actually like them. Could this be fate?!
I'm a little twitter famous from my tinder messages and I still can't decide if that's embarrassing or impressive.— Michelle !!! (@mch_rnd) July 10, 2017