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Woman with terminal cancer makes dating profile for husband

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Emmy Griffiths
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Children's author Amy Krouse Rosenthal has written a dating profile for her husband after discovering that she has terminal cancer. The writer, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015, spoke about why she wanted to create it in a heartbreaking piece for the New York Times' 'Modern Love' section.

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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. He is 5-foot-10, 160 pounds, with salt-and-pepper hair and hazel eyes. 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. Jason loves listening to live music; it’s our favourite thing to do together. I should also add that our 19-year-old daughter, Paris, would rather go to a concert with him than anyone else."

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She added: "If you're looking for a dreamy, let's go-for-it travel companion, Jason is your man. Did I mention that he is incredibly handsome? I'm going to miss looking at that face of his… [He is] an easy man to fall in love with. I did it in one day." 

Speaking about her illness, Amy wrote: "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. But that is not going to happen. I probably have only a few days left being a person on this planet. 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."