Miss Dating? Not Me! (Limerick)

Miss Dating? Not me!
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Before I was married I dated
Hardly ever, cause dating I hated.
Then I met hubby Mark,
Which created a spark.
Elated, we dated and mated.

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17 Responses to “Miss Dating? Not Me! (Limerick)”

  1. ana says:

    short and sweet.

  2. Straight to the point! Loved it!

  3. madkane says:

    My husband Mark just read this and suggested 3 alternative last lines. Any preferences among these? Or should I keep my limerick as is?

    a) It was fated. Elated, we mated.

    b) Was it fated? Elated, we mated.

    c) Glad I waited — Elated we mated.

  4. Tumblewords says:

    Ah. Hmmm. As is works for me! But then I’m not ‘mark’ed’… :)

  5. Christy says:

    I liked it as is
    made me smile :)

  6. madkane says:

    Thanks, everyone!

  7. Redness says:

    Wonderful … the KISS technique works everytime!

  8. sister AE says:

    keep it as is. perhaps he wants to write his own first 4 lines to go with one of those alternative endings?

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks so much for all your comments!

  10. Linda Jacobs says:

    Made me chuckle! Thanks!

  11. GreenishLady says:

    Oh, I enjoyed this. Clever and chuckle-inducing! Well done.

  12. Herb says:

    I like it. I never cared too much for dating. Too many guessing games and mixed drinks. I much prefer being married. Now I can drink all I want and know where I’ll spend the night regardless.

  13. LittleWing says:

    that was so very good…great limerick

  14. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone!

  15. JHS says:


    Thanks for participating in this week’s Carnival of Family Life, hosted at Diary of 1!!