Dying woman pens moving dating profile for 'extraordinary' husband of 26 years

Fiona Simpson
Loving wife: Amy Krouse Rosentha was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015: Amy Krouse Rosenthal/Twitter

A dying woman has penned a moving dating profile for her husband of 26 years.

Children’s author Amy Krouse Rosenthal met her husband on a blind date “fell in love with him in one day”, she wrote in the New York Times.

Describing the father of her three children Jason as an “extraordinary man” she explained how she hoped he would meet someone after her death and “another love story would begin”.

Mrs Krouse Rosenthal was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in September 2015 - on the same day their youngest child left home for college - and may have just days left to live.

In her emotional piece, entitled “You May Want to Marry My Husband”, the writer described how her diagnosis scuppered the couple’s plans to travel together.

Praising her lovers skills as a father, cook and handyman, she wrote: “I have never been on Tinder, Bumble or eHarmony, but I’m going to create a general profile for Jason right here, based on my experience of coexisting in the same house with him for, like, 9,490 days.

“If our home could speak, it would add that Jason is uncannily handy. On the subject of food — man, can he cook. After a long day, there is no sweeter joy than seeing him walk in the door, plop a grocery bag down on the counter, and woo me with olives and some yummy cheese he has procured before he gets to work on the evening’s meal.

“He is an absolutely wonderful father. Ask anyone. See that guy on the corner? Go ahead and ask him; he’ll tell you. Jason is compassionate — and he can flip a pancake.”

Mrs Krouse Rosenthal described how her husband turned up with flowers to the pair’s first baby scan and spoke of how he regularly surprises her with her favourite gumball sweets.

After explaining how she “only has a few days left on this planet”, she added: “My guess is you know enough about him now. So let’s swipe right.

“Wait. Did I mention that he is incredibly handsome? I’m going to miss looking at that face of his.”