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Happy Valentine's Day to Patch's Cutest Couples

Find out who won our Cutest Couple contest and a little about them and our runners up.

Patch is excited to share with you the cutest couples of Northeast Ohio -- according to you. We'll be delivering the $100 Legacy Village Gift Card to the winner. 

And the winner is....

Krissie W. & Alex N. of Ohio City

Q: How did you meet? 

A: Through friends. We started dating on New Years Day in 2011.

Q: Tell us about the photo you entered.

A: This photo was taken at the 2012 Cleveland Tweed Ride that happens every spring. Alex and Krissie are both avid cyclists, and Krissie loves fashion/getting her photo taken. Alex owns a bike shop. We both have these beautiful 1940s bicycles that were made in Cleveland that were brought out special for the Tweed Ride.

Q: Any tips for keeping a relationship romantic?

A: Still figuring that out. 

We had some very cute runners up:

Morgan Goldthwaite and Ryan Raney of Kent

Q: How did you meet? 

A: Ryan and I met in April 2012 through his step-dad who has been a family friend for many years. He told me a little about Ryan and asked if he could give my number to him, he thought we might have a lot in common! But before we met, and before his Step-dad told me about Ryan, we were both on match.com at the same time for a couple months. He had messaged me in January 2012, and again in March on match and I did not reply... what was I thinking?   When his step-dad told me more about him I went home and tried to look him up on Facebook. Come to find out, he had the same photo that he used on match.com!!!  Timing is everything! We've been together since then!

Q: Tell us about the photo you entered.

A: We were at 3 Palms Pizza place at Hudson's First and Main Plaza in this photo. I had friends who came to visit for the weekend from Chicago and  they were meeting Ryan for the first time. 

Q: Any tips for keeping a relationship romantic?

A: I think laughing together is key! Ryan is hilarious, I thought I was funny, but he knows how to make you really laugh! It is never a dull moment! We make time for one another, we have made Tuesday a date night, so when the rest of the week is crazy busy, we know we will have at least 1 week night for a fun date, then weekends too hopefully. Also, I think knowing the little things about each other means a lot too, little stuff like Ryan knowing how I like my coffee-Soy and 2 sugars, and surprising me with it sometimes.  Its just thoughtful and those things don't get old, they just remind you that you have someone in your life who cares, who notices, and who does the big things AND the little things to show you.

Destry Jacobson & Amber Gerrick of North Royalton

Q: How did you meet? 

A: We met online on Plenty of Fish.

Q: Tell us about the photo you entered.

A: This photo was taken at the Country Jam this past August. We both have a love for country music and a love for each other that is beyond any country song.

Q: Any tips for keeping a relationship romantic?

A: Always have communication it is key in a relationship. 
We always hold hands at home and everywhere else, not because someone's watching but because we want to. :)

Nick and Kyla Weisel of North Canton

Q: How did you meet? 

A: We were good friend in high school and started dating at ages 17 and 18. Got married when we were 22 and 21,  and have been together ever since. This May will be 12 years of marriage.

Q: Tell us about the photo you entered.

A:We were doing family pictures with our 3 boys at Boettler Park for our Christmas card. Our niece decided to just do some fun pics of just us. This really shows our personalities.

Q: Any tips for keeping a relationship romantic?

A: We are each others best friends, and our lives are very busy with 3 boys. But we always try to take time for each other, a date night, movie night or even if its catching up on our DVR, and eating ice cream together after the boys are in bed. For our 10 year wedding anniversary we treated ourselves to a trip to the Bahamas, our 1st vacation alone!!

ConcernedFallsMom February 15, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Really? These are they couples they picked? These are all VERY average couples...there were MUCH cuter couples entered into this contest.
Jean Williams February 15, 2013 at 03:23 PM
cute and able to get votes are 2 different things
Susan Ruiz Patton February 15, 2013 at 04:56 PM
The winner was selected by readers comments.
Garry Kanter February 15, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Patch oughtta have a crossword puzzle, or Soduku, so there would be some sorta reason to keep clicking here.
Hope Moskal February 15, 2013 at 05:45 PM
They are the most hipster looking couple I have ever seen. Yikes!
Alex Vandehoff February 15, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Brain Damage - Pink Floyd
Carole Kane February 15, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Love Krissie's 1940's bike....reminds me of my first bike as a kid!
Krissie Wells February 15, 2013 at 08:25 PM
yikes indeed!
dating June 03, 2013 at 01:44 PM
They are the most hipster looking couple I have ever seen. Yikes! http://www.i-dating.dk

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