What’s on YOUR anti-bucket list? Social media trend sees people list the ‘must do’ activities they’d rather avoid – from bungee jumping to New Year’s Eve in Times Square
The first half of the year tends to be filled with optimism, new plans and bold attempts at sticking to our resolutions.
But people on social media are instead sharing their ‘anti-bucket lists’ – things they would never do, or repeat again – and the answers range in severity.
Responses feature ziplining, partying in Times Square and even ‘dating another Scorpio’ as users from around the world shared why they’re binning some habits out of their lives for good.
Others also slammed more cliché ‘must-do’ activities like bungee jumping and swimming with dolphins, as one sceptic questioned why humans would want to be around ‘fast, large animals’ when ‘we don’t belong in open water’.
Responses feature ziplining, partying in Times Sqaure and even ‘dating another Scorpio’ as users from around the world shared why they’re binning some habits out of their lives for good. Stock image used
Even though they’re on many people’s to-do lists, marathons also featured as an ‘antibucket’ item, with the tired runner saying ‘never again’ of the ordeal.
‘I did one to prove to myself I could do it,’ they confessed on Reddit, in a thread from February. ‘I know a lot of people say they ‘catch the bug’ and can’t stop doing them once they’ve done one. I am not one of those people.’
Going to Times Square for New Year’s Eve – an iconic venue for the festive celebrations – was also included.
‘Looks great on TV, not great in person unless you pay to get in the walled off area,’ the disappointed partygoer revealed.
Others also slammed more cliché ‘must do’ activities like ziplining and swimming with dolphins. Stock image used
Going to Times Square for New Year’s Eve – an iconic venue for the festive celebrations – was also included. A reveler pictured enjoying bringing in 2023 in New York
People on social media are instead sharing their ‘anti-bucket lists’ – things they would never do, or repeat – and the answers range in severity
Another commenter admitted they would put strip clubs in their anti-bucket list.
‘I’ve never felt so awkward in my entire life,’ they added
Bungie jumping is also off the table for a poster who admitted it was ‘exciting’ and ‘probably safe enough’ when they did it – but wouldn’t like a repeat.
However, not everyone’s replies were as textbook – some delved into relationships and matters of the heart.
However, not everyone’s replies were as textbook – some delved into relationships and matters of the heart
Taking to Twitter this month, one romantic pledged they’d never let ‘another Scorpio’ into their dating circle.
Elsewhere on Reddit a year ago, someone candidly said they would now not ‘settle for a relationship knowing you are not really happy’.
‘Never. Again,’ they added.
A few also mentioned a lack of desire to binge drink of experiment with drugs ever again.
It comes as, this year, the over-50s are opting for more adventurous resolutions, as research revealed an ultimate bucket list for 2023.
Older Britons are planning to swap predictable New Year’s resolutions for more exciting, life-affirming ones.
According to research by Ourtime, a dating service for over-50s, pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is a common theme, such as booking the trip of a lifetime (27 per cent), getting a tattoo (9 per cent) or even having a threesome (9 per cent).
And 55 per cent agree that the classic New Year’s resolutions are boring, with 49 per cent planning on making more interesting ones in 2023.