Alumni soulmates

By Christine Blom
February 10, 2005

Chris Gentile

Not many people come to college with the intention of finding their soul mate. Prime example: Frances Firneno, Cabrini alumna, class of 1995. She never anticipated being swept off her feet by her future Romeo, a.k.a. Nathan Carter, class of 1996.

“I was a year ahead of him, but I always knew he liked me. I just realized one day that I liked him too,” Carter said. “I thought ‘yeah, he is kinda cute.'”

They never “officially” started dating. He never asked her out. It was just assumed they were together, since the ball was in Firneno’s court.

“We were friends for three years before we got together,” Firneno said. “We basically got together because I told my girlfriend I liked him too. It was kind of like eighth grade all over again.”

Once they got together, at the then-annual “Hat and Tie Dance,” Frances and Nathan saw sparks flying. The love birds dated for three years before Nathan popped the big question.

“It was probably the most romantic thing he has ever done for me,” Firneno said. “He took me to New York City to propose to me. He finally did it in Times Square.”

Like many others, Firneno “just knew” her fianc

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