Chelsea & Austin

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Austin Baughman


Chelsea Coates


March 9, 2024

Springfield, IL
274 days274 d19 hours19 h16 minutes16 min14 seconds14 s

How We Met

It's all because Chelsea is a total nerd.

Attempting to date during the pandemic is complicated. They met on Bumble and had an amazing first date at Finley's when they felt safe enough to meet in public. Right before Christmas, Chelsea pulled together friends who were kind enough to read her favorite book series to celebrate an event within that book. It was an excuse to dress to the nines, hang out in an historic house, eat and drink and have fun. Though she rarely posts on social media, Chelsea posted pictures of herself and friends on Snapchat. Austin saw her story and reached out and asked, "What's Starfall?" They had their second date on January 1st where Austin made dinner for Chelsea and they've been together ever since.