K: No pressure and creative; loved the beers and informality. I feel with other places they try to hook you. I know that we wanted something different and Chelsea embraced it and thought it was awesome.
D: We met several times about the ring. There was no pressure to buy, Chelsea just guided me through the process. She also gave me proposal tips and set up a photographer for the proposal.
Why did you choose Honey Designs to design your ring?
K: Dustin chose Honey Designs via Reddit! We knew we did not want to go to a “box” store or something typical. I am so glad we went this route.
D: I wanted to find something more unique than the stores in the mall. I also like the idea of working with local businesses.
What surprised you the most?
K: The flexibility and the creative process. I also loved the ring boxes, so special. We loved seeing the renderings and seeing the possibilities. We also wanted something non-diamond so it was great to see the different options.
D: Chelsea could meet with me about the ring process over beers.
What do you love most about your ring?
K: The uniqueness. No one else has my ring and I love that. I also love that we picked it out and designed it together.
D: I love the gemstone.
How did you meet?
K: Match.com. See, it works!
D: We met on Match.com
Where was your first date?
K: Arthur’s in Hyde Park, we had dinner on December 26th and talked for over 3 hours.
D: Arthur’s in Hyde Park.
Where’s your favorite hidden gem in Cincy?
K: Lots of good places to eat in Milford! Pickles and Bones for BBQ and 20 Brix for wine and the Nature Center.
D: Pickles and Bones in Milford, Best BBQ in Cincinnati.
What other local Cincinnati businesses do you love?
K: All of OTR, of course mostly food places. Django in Northside.
D: Bite, Roads Rivers & Trails, both in Milford.
Favorite Way to Spend a Date Day/Night:
K: Staying home, grilling steak & enjoying down time. Day date: Hiking at Cincinnati Nature Center with Samson, our dog.