Dying author pens heartbreaking dating profile for husband

How sweet!

An author fighting ovarian cancer who may not have long to live has offered up her husband in a tear-jerking essay: “If you’re looking for a dreamy, let’s-go-for-it travel companion, Jason is your man.”


“He is a sharp dresser,” Rosenthal wrote. “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. He is fit and enjoys keeping in shape.”


“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,” she wrote.

Her husband is a lawyer and excellent cook who paints in his spare time, she wrote. He loves listening to music, and showed up at their first pregnancy ultrasound with flowers.

One thought on “Dying author pens heartbreaking dating profile for husband

  1. Reblogged this on Patriactionary and commented:

    At the original NYT piece, others testified to similarly generous and thoughtful women in their lives:

    While one can read the more specific recommendations (“you should marry x”) as being a bit controlling, I nevertheless see them as well-meaning, and intent upon their husband’s future happiness after they pass on. Which is a good thing. We men should all be so blessed to find wives like these! And women should see such wives as role models, in their selflessness, devotion and dedication to their husbands.

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