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Monday, May 5th, 2008

I rather dislike “X things to do before you X” lists. Why the ambivalent rancor? Well, it seems to me that the best examples of those lists are tailor made to make you feel inadequate if you happen upon them after “you turn 21,” “you have kids,” or “you meet Mr./Mrs. Right.” I know they’re just guidelines, but who’s to say that my X things will be the same as your X things or her X things or his X things?


I was once a single girl who wondered how life would change when I tied the knot, and I’m glad I never stumbled upon MSN’s list of “Single-Girl Things to Do Before You Marry.” It seems to paint a pretty bleak picture of married life…one in which you can’t eat ice cream for dinner or throw crazy parties or put your coffee machine in the bathroom if you really, really want to.

Here are some of the highlights from MSN’s (and Cosmo’s, too) list of suuuuuper important pre-nuptial things to do: