Dying woman offers husband's hand in marriage in touching dating profile

Amy Krouse Rosenthal says her husband is an easy man to fall in love with (Facebook)
Amy Krouse Rosenthal says her husband is an easy man to fall in love with (Facebook)

Amy Krouse Rosenthal loves her husband so much, she's written him a dating profile for after she dies.

Ms Rosenthal wrote in a New York Times feature that she was facing a deadline and wanted to find him someone "a) while I have your attention, and b) a pulse".

When she went to the emergency room in September 2015 with her husband Jason, she thought she had appendicitis. Instead she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Cancer crushed their plans to travel and start their life again after their youngest had gone to college, she says. The diagnosis forced her into "Plan Be" - living in the moment, rather than looking ahead.

But Ms Rosenthal says she can't ignore the ticking clock, and has gone public with a list of his qualities in the hopes he'll attract a suitor after she passes.

Mr Rosenthal, in her eyes, is a sharp dressed man - their two sons borrow his clothes frequently. He loves music, and their daughter would always choose a concert with her dad over anyone else. He can cook, he is kind and thoughtful among many other things.

She says he can always make her smile and often he arranges inanimate objects in the kitchen into a smiley face on Sunday mornings to make her day.

Ms Rosenthal reminisces on their near-fairy tale time together; they met on a blind date in 1989, and she knew she wanted to marry him by dinner.

"He is an easy man to fall in love with. I did it in a day."

But her hopes to win her man a new woman are with selfless intentions.

"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."