When Raymond Hatland wanted to ask Marie Rosin-Dittmar on a date in December 2011, he had to consider whether it was worth risking their doctor-patient relationship.
Marie has been a dental patient of Raymond’s for almost 30 years. When their spouses passed away, “we found ourselves both available,” Marie said.
“The timing was perfect for both of us, I guess,” Raymond said.
Raymond, a dentist with a private practice in Chicago, and Marie, the senior coordinator in student academic services for Loyola University’s School of Education, live in Evanston. Raymond grew up in Chicago; Marie is from Rochester, Mich.
Raymond said they had always had a good heart-to-heart connection, and when they began dating, they hit it off immediately.
“It’s a little bit magical,” Raymond said. “We’re both at the right time in our life to appreciate each other.”