In early November 2013 while Gary was living in Boston. His cousin invited him last minute to a Celtics game. Coincidentally at the same time Amanda's friend Megan was home visiting and happened to have an extra ticket to the game. After sitting next to eachother and talking the entire time, Gary asked for Amanda's number. Two weeks of phone calls and getting to know eachother they went on there first date at Kinsale and the rest was history.