Dying author writes dating profile for husband

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

An author dying of ovarian cancer has written a dating profile of her husband so he can find "another love story".

Amy Krouse Rosenthal lists his best qualities and says she hopes "the right person reads this [and] finds Jason".

"I have never been on Tinder, Bumble or eHarmony," she writes in the New York Times.

"But I'm going to create a general profile for Jason right here, based on my experience of co-existing in the same house with him for, like, 9,490 days."

Amy is known for writing books for children, as well as memoirs about her own family and life.

She and Jason have been together for almost three decades and have grown-up children.

In her most recent memoir, written before her cancer diagnosis, Amy said she wanted a reader to suggest a design so she and they could get matching tattoos.

"In September, Paulette [the reader] drove down to meet me at a Chicago tattoo parlour," she writes in her essay.

"She got hers (her very first) on her left wrist. I got mine on the underside of my left forearm, in my daughter's handwriting.

"This was my second tattoo; the first is a small, lowercase 'j' that has been on my ankle for 25 years. You can probably guess what it stands for.

"Jason has one too, but with more letters: 'AKR.'"

Towards the end of her essay, called You May Want to Marry My Husband, Amy writes: "I am wrapping this up on Valentine's Day, and the most genuine, non-vase-oriented gift I can hope for is that the right person reads this, finds Jason, and another love story begins.

"I'll leave this intentional empty space below as a way of giving you two the fresh start you deserve."

There then follows a blank white space.

She ends: "With all my love, Amy."

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