“I was struck by the number of similarities we have,” she said. “And, you know, he had a good smile.”
“We fit in, but kind of didn’t fit in,” Dr. Rathore added. “It helped us understand each other.”
Ms. Frogge, 38, is a litigation associate in the Chicago office of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. She graduated and received a law degree, cum laude, from Yale.
Dr. Rathore, 46, is the head of data and analytics innovation at Cigna, the health insurer; he also works in a Chicago office. Until earlier this year, he was an associate partner and the medical director for the pharma group at McKinsey & Company, the consultancy. He graduated from Cornell and received both a medical degree and a doctoral degree in epidemiology from Yale.
Although the two were at Yale at the same time, it was only after they met last year, in Chicago, that they realized they had friends in common in New Haven, Conn., had been to the same parties and restaurants and bars, and even weddings.
“Our paths have crossed so many times it’s hilarious,” Ms. Frogge said.
“She seemed like someone I would have been friends with in college,” Dr. Rathore said. “Smart, kind, and she is cute.”