Usually, one would want to keep the person they are in love with to themselves, but Amy Krouse Rosenthal decided to let the world see how artistic, wonderful, and “captivating” her husband Jason is.
During a selfless act of love, the best-selling author created a dating profile for her husband. But instead of turning to popular dating sites, she used her writing talent and created an essay for the New York Times Modern Love column called “You May Want to Marry My Husband.”
“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,” 51-year-old Rosenthal wrote.
When Amy was sick with ovarian cancer, she decided to pen a dating profile for Jason, her husband of 26 years.
Amy begins with the basics. Jason is tall and handsome at 5’10”, with hazel eyes and salt-and-pepper hair.
She made sure she included Jason’s best characteristics, like his incredible sense of style, how he can fix almost anything, and how he is a master in the kitchen.
“He is a sharp dresser. Our young adult sons, Justin and Miles, often borrow his clothes. Those who know him — or just happen to glance down at the gap between his dress slacks and dress shoes — know that he has a flair for fabulous socks.”
“If our home could speak, it would add that Jason is uncannily handy. On the subject of food — man, can he cook.”
The mother of three also boasted about how great of a father Jason is and how anyone would agree.
Amy made it hard to not fall for her husband while reading her beautiful love story.
Amy describes Jason as an “easy man to fall in love with. I did it in one day.”
She shared that she has a tattoo of the word “more” on her forearm, and says it helps explains why she’s writing the essay, which she posted on Valentine’s Day.
“I want more time with Jason. I want more time with my children. I want more time sipping martinis at the Green Mill Jazz Club on Thursday nights,” she wrote. “But that is not going to happen. I probably have only a few days left being a person on this planet.”
Rosenthal indeed passed away 10 days after her piece was published. In it she asked for one gift, and that was for the right person to be with Jason.
“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.”