The Single Girl’s Bucket List: What to Do Before You Marry So You Have No Regrets

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womenYes, marriage is amazing, but so is the single life. That's hard to remember if you are laser  focused on finding a man to put a ring on it. But before you get tied down, there are so many things you can and should take advantage of right now. Take a look at the quintessential single girls bucket list. Here is every thing you need to do before marriage, mortgage, and kids.

  1. Date A LOT (sowing wild oats isn't just for guys)
  2. Go skydiving (because once you settle down and have kids, you may not have the nerve to be so risky)
  3. Travel alone
  4. Live alone (and relish the independence)
  5. Fill up your DVR with all the stupid reality shows you love (no ones around to judge)
  6. Get fit (because you will inevitably pack on the pounds after marriage and kids)
  7. Have a one-night stand (but use protection)
  8. Go to Paris or Rome and shamelessly flirt with all the gorgeous men you meet
  9. Be silly as much as humanely possible
  10. Try speed dating
  11. Take last minute, spontaneous trips
  12. Have a girl's weekend in Las Vegas
  13. Date younger guys
  14. Date older guys
  15. Buy yourself something outrageously expensive and totally impractical
  16. Experiment sexually (always wanted to hook-up with a girl or have a threesome? Now's the time to go for it)
  17. Pick up and move someplace new
  18. Stay out all night (like until day break)
  19. Let your friends set you up (and have an open mind about it)
  20. Try sex toys
  21. Push yourself physically by training for a marathon
  22. Hook up with that really cute co-worker at the office Christmas party
  23. Go skinny dipping
  24. Have your BFF create your online dating profile and roll with it no matter what she writes
  25. Spend an entire day with a friend who has kids (for some much needed perspective on how wonderfully tranquil your life really is at this point)
  26. Take a dance class
  27. Climb a mountain or a glacier just because you can
  28. Have a girls night in at least once a month
  29. Find a good wingwoman (and don't forget to return the favor)
  30. Cook amazing dinners just for yourself

What is on your single gal bucket list?


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whate... whatever82

Love this bucket list!  At 30, and pregnant with my first child, reading this made me remember some great memories of being single in my early 20s.  It was a freeing, scary, independent, thrilling time but I wouldn't go back to it for the world because I love my life now more than ever.  That's how it should be, I guess? :)

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

If being a quintessential single girl means being a slut then I'm glad I'm married.

shesl... shesliketx

This makes me think about all of the things I didn't get to do... At 23 I've been married 4.5 years and have 2 kids

xiolxuo xiolxuo

I disagree. No self-respecting woman would do a few of those numbers. I know I never would when I was single and neither would a few of my friends.

rhps2000 rhps2000

I'm with you, whatever82! And Rhondaveggie, that's not nice. -- Anyway, I'm glad to have done a lot of those things! It means I have experienced life. I've had fun, made mistakes, and took chances which changed my life for the better! Oh, and would add walk around house and sleep nude (harder to do with kids), enjoy long bubble baths or any time in the bathroom without a gang of maniacs pounding at the door, and watching any kind of movie you like that's not for kids, unless you want to and then you can enjoy it uninterrupted! :)

poshkat poshkat

Really? Inevitably gain weight? This list is stupid. I know at least 2 mothers who have gone skydiving since having children. Who says you can't try sex toys when your married? Are you married? If not than maybe....just maybe you shouldn't be writing articles about marriage.

nonmember avatar Amy

This list is disgusting! Do you ever think about how a future husband will feel about his wifes lifestyle before him? If you give that some thought and still don't care, and he doesn't care, then I guess you two are morally (or immorally) perfect for one another.

I am sad that my daughter has to grow up in a world where the fun emphasis is put at sexually immorals doorstep!

nonmember avatar Elizabeth

If you really love your husband, you WILL regret many things if you follow this to-do list!

purpl... purpleflower514

I disagree with dating a lot, there is something to be said for not giving your heart to every Tom, Dick and Harry that looks your way.

Gypsy... GypsyMa76

Did 95% of these & I had a great single life. Now married with 2 kids at 36 & can say I don't regret a thing. 

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