Nathaniel (Nate) was born in Lebeaux, where his family lived until he was 5. They then moved to Miduna Beach, and he and his younger sister Crystal attended Miduna Beach Elementary and Miduna Beach High. His family always lived comfortably but growing up, Nate was introverted and other than playing soccer, he didn't have many of the boyish interests most boys his age had. He liked to stay at home and do art and he was interested in many of the things girls liked to talk about, but he realized early on that it was weird for boys to like art and be close with girls, so he kept his art interest a secret and didn't make many friends.
As Nate got through middle school and high school, Nate realized that it was fun to play around with girls and see their reactions. This also prevented him from getting teased and earned him acceptance among other guys, and he slowly adapted an attitude of flirting with girls without much regard for getting close to them. He did above average in school and was quite happy with his life.
When it came to deciding on a college in 2008-2009, Nate wanted to attend Desmond College of the Arts. He had visited the campus before and fell in love with it but his parents were reluctant to let him go to an arts-focused school. They compromised as he decided to major in finance there. He also played for the soccer team and explored his interests in animation arts. He had his group of guy friends who he got along with, and he frequently flirted with girls he met. He was enjoying his college life and graduated Desmond in 2013, getting a job at Starbucks that summer temporarily while casually looking for work.
Nate continued to be carefree and confident in himself until one night when he was about to hook up with a girl and realized he couldn't. Nate moped for a while over his inability to carry out the image he had made for himself until Erin managed to cheer him up by kissing him on the cheek. He started realizing how wonderful Erin was and felt that he really loved her and wanted to go out with her, but Erin soon received a call to go to New York, and so she moved away. After a push from his sister, telling him to maybe get to know people including girls better instead of just clinging to a girl who actually talked to her, Nate decided to try to change his ways. Unfortunately the first girl he met after Erin left only wanted a one night stand from him, and so he didn't get very far. He then decided to stop trying to work on his social life and focus on himself for a bit. He received a job offer from a local bank and started working there.