Channy met Johnathan a couple of times before they actually started acknowledging each other. Her wonderful friend and bridesmaid, Tracy, invited her to a couple of parties that Johnathan hosted. Channy paid him no mind in the beginning, but after crossing paths a few more times, Johnathan was adamant in getting to know her. She turned him down a couple of times, but he was so persistent that one day she finally gave in. They went on their first “date” at a sports bar; Hooters to be exact. “Date” is in quotations because it wasn’t really a first date. He was with his friends from college and invited Channy to join them. They met up to catch the Auburn vs. South Carolina game. It was an SEC Championship game that Channy didn't have much interest in. Despite the whole sports things Channy had such a good time and she told him there would definitely be a second date!
The day before Channy's birthday on August 30th, 2013, she made dinner plans in Midtown at a restaurant called South City Kitchen. Originally, plans were to meet up at the restaurant; both taking seperate cars. Channy kinda messed up Johnathan's plans by getting off work early and heading home so they would have plenty of time to get ready and ride together to her birthday dinner. When Johnathan found out this change in plans HE made a quick change that got his plans back on track! He made plans to meet up with his brothers in Midtown for some drinks, so they ended up driving separately to the restaurant.