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What Do You Want to Do Before Tying the Knot?

We are fast approaching wedding season, but prior to tying the knot, aren't there just a few things you want to do before entering into wedded bliss? If you need ideas, check out this entertaining Cosmo article on MSN that offers up 17 of them! Check out the list:

  1. Date a guy who's totally wrong for you just because he has amazing abs.
  2. Collect at least six country stamps on your passport, including one from a place that until recently you didn't even know existed.
  3. Embrace feminine decor.
  4. Take advantage of the whole bed.
  5. Spend an embarrassing amount of money on a designer bag you love or heels that make you feel incredibly sexy.
  6. Learn how to change a tire and work a drill.
  7. Slip one of those furry covers on the toilet.

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  1. Get a grip on your dough.
  2. Have your dad take you out to dinner as often as possible.
  3. Hone a signature lingerie style.
  4. Want a cat? Heed this advice: Buy it now.
  5. If all you feel like eating for dinner is ice cream and diet soda, buy a cone and pop a Coke.
  6. Use tons of hot water in the a.m.
  7. Take your celeb crush to the max.
  8. Plan your fantasy wedding.
  9. Start a pleasure ritual that a change in your relationship status can't disturb.
  10. Set up your home in a way that fits your needs.

Now some of these are just plain cheeky, but I happen to agree with most of them, with the addition of living alone. So ladies, regardless of your relationships status, what are some of the things you want to do before tying the knot?

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runningesq runningesq 9 years
"Spend an embarrassing amount of money on a designer bag you love or heels that make you feel incredibly sexy." I'm married, I work, and I have my own money. If I want a nice bag, I'll buy a nice bag. Honestly!
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
I'm pretty boring. I'd just lose a ton of weight so that I'd be off to a good start. Also, I'd do most of these things while married anyways, aside from the dating other people ones. Just be yourself right? :OY:
I think a lot of that stuff is just some really lame attempt at making people who are disappointed in being single feel better, or people who are proud to not be tied down be reaffirmed in "why" they are so. Everything you can do single, other than sleeping with every guy you meet, and things you know would hurt your spouse i.e., flirting with others, etc., you can do when you are married. I am engaged, and to me, it's marriage anyway, just without the piece of paper. I still do pretty much everything I did when I was single, but now I just have someone to make decisions with, not make decisions FOR me, which is what that list kind of made it seem like what happens when you do find the one. If you seriously believe that marriage is the be all and end all of life, that is disturbing. Even kids is not the be all and end all of life. When you marry, when you have children, you kind of develop a different life, and quite possibly a better one.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
"Set up your home in a way that fits your needs." huh? what does this mean? Do married people set up house in an inconvenient way? When I get married do I have to start putting office supplies in my dresser, canned goods in my filing cabinet, and socks in the pantry? I'm not a huge fan of Cosmo, but I agree with Runnergeek--the idea of the list is to be your own person before getting married. I highly recommend traveling alone. I think you really do learn so much about yourself by doing it and the feeling of independence is amazing. But, some things on the list annoy me--plan your fantasy wedding? um, no. I will also never put a fuzzy cover on the toilet.
rimberry rimberry 9 years
I understand the jist of this..but really is picking out your own cat that huge of a deal? Seriously I think when your really ready to get married all the "I have to do this before I get married" is stupid.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
This is ridiculous. If you can't do some of those things married than you are with the wrong man. It's fun to read but I wouldn't worry about those things being lost when you're married.
petite42 petite42 9 years
Actually a lot of these items are important to do before you start having children, because children change your life big-time. But the person you marry shouldn't really affect most of these (with #1 being obvious exception). As for beds, I vastly prefer sharing mine with someone. I can't sleep unless I have a warm body to curl up next to. When I was single, I made do with a body pillow and a heating pad. :-( As for travel, I knew I'd met my man when we passed the travel test with flying colors!! Normally I prefer to travel alone, but he was the first person I actually *liked* to travel with! We have similar travel styles. I never feel like I have to compromise a moment of our trip, because we always want to do and see the same things and we keep the same pace.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I think anything I want to accomplish I can do married.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
Yeah, the list is annoying on a lot of levels. That's cosmo for you. I read something like that and it makes me sad. It has that tone of... chin up, single ones, life ain't so bad until THE ONE comes along. I will continue to travel, and eat ice cream. Never, ever, will I "hone a signature lingerie style", whatever the fuck that means.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
I live alone, and I've always had my own bed as a child, so I've always taken advantage of the entire thing. It's absolutely glorious. I've decided if I get married, I'll buy the biggest bed possible, so my husband and I will have tons of space. Plus, anybody who is not married probably lives alone or with roommates...Why not just do all those things, now? As for dating around...Nah, I'm happy with who I have.
livelaughloverun livelaughloverun 9 years
most definitely TRAVEL! Maybe not alone, but with my sister or friends! I agree it is the method behinde the madness that's important! Find yourself before hand, or at least as much as possible! Its Cosmo- always more fun/funny than practical!
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
This is literally the dumbest crap I've ever read. I.hate.cosmo. I'm not getting married unless I can still do whatever I want anyway, and honestly also don't think being married is the be-all, end-all to life. Luckily, my boyfriend seems to agree, so whatever.
fauxtographic fauxtographic 9 years
oooh i totally agree with taking advantage of the whole bed!!! now that the bf and i live together, all i get is that extra hour sprawling-diagonally-in-the-bed nap in the morning since he's gotta get to work earlier than i do ;) i also agree with dear's add-on of living alone. and if you're moving in with someone, make sure THEY have too (otherwise, welcome to replacement-mommy territory with the dishes and laundry - UGH)
runnergeek runnergeek 9 years
good list..the items on the list aren't as important as the theory behind them, which is.. be a person on your own before getting married.
emalove emalove 9 years
I lived through everything I needed to before I got married last know when it's the right time for you.
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I lived with my guy for a couple of months while he we unemployed and trying to find a new job...and I can't agree more with the "take advantage of the whole bed" one. I mean, don't get me wrong, I loved having him here and sleeping with me...but sometimes it just nice to hog the entire bed and not feel guilty :)
tomatoshirt tomatoshirt 9 years
I think if the guy that I am going to marry can't/won't/not willing to do all the things that I want to do before I get married, then he is probably not the one.
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
I love this list! The point is not that these are things you can't do when you're married ... it's things you can do ALONE without someone else's input.
almost-famous almost-famous 9 years
have a
imLissy imLissy 9 years
... can't you do a lot of these once you're already married?
melizzle melizzle 9 years
Ugh... yet another reason I hate Cosmo. Marriage isn't the be-all, end-all of life.
Sydney-C Sydney-C 9 years
Um, I think I'm past all these honestly! If my bf said 'Lets get married tomorrow', I totally would. Not holding my breath though lol
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