Before marrying Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker lived alone in a Chelsea apartment - across the hall from Barbara "Bambi" Modica, Candice "Candi" Muggins, and Miranda "Randi" Couper. The trio had dormed together since college at the University of Maryland. Candi's aunt and uncle, Mamie and Barney Muggins, were the building's landlords. Frequently using the roof to sunbathe, the three were often an obstacle to Spider-Man when returning home to his apartment via the skylight window.
All were friendly, but Bambi, a single mom, often flirted with Peter, the "cute guy" across the hall. During Christmas when Bambi's son, Jordan, was staying with her, Spider-Man rescued Bambi and her sleeping roomates from a burglar who was heartlessly posing as Santa Claus. The crook, who obtained addresses of homes to rob from unsuspecting children, was caught in the act of robbing the ladies' apartment. Before Spider-Man could apprehend the crook, the "Santa" vanished. Apparently the real Santa Claus confronted the criminal, and brought about a conversion experience.
Bambi and Peter enjoyed time together watching the sun rise from their rooftop, but their relationship never evolved into anything more.