For many, 10/10/10 was perfect for the big day
More than 39,000 couples chose to get married Sunday in the U.S. That's 10 times more than normal. The reason is that Sunday's date was 10/10/10. Romantics believed the day was a perfect 10 for getting married. Some couples even went so far as to...
More than 39,000 couples chose to get married Sunday in the U.S. That's 10 times more than normal.
The reason is that Sunday's date was 10/10/10. Romantics believed the day was a perfect 10 for getting married.
Some couples even went so far as to say their "I dos" at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, which seems like gimmicky overkill.
It was the most sought-after wedding date since July 7, 2007, a 07/07/07 date that is a less perfect but presumably more lucky.
The 10/10/10 date is considered lucky in some Asian cultures. Followers of numerology also consider it special. There's the geek factor -- the date is made up entirely of ones and zeros, the binary language of computing. And, like in Olympic gymnastics judging, popular culture considers "10" a perfect score, ever since Bo Derek starred in the movie of the same name.
Then, there's the best reason for a 10/10/10 wedding: It's easy for the husbands to remember.
Remembering the wedding anniversary is the most important task of male mates, even more than providing food, shelter and half of the reproductive infrastructure.
I forgot one anniversary out of 26 -- a mere 3.8461 percent of them -- and it's clear that I will be making reparations for life. I blame it on having a nonsymmetrical, hard-to-remember wedding date of 6/2/84. Sure, they're all even numbers, but they're not in the right order!
So, if you're planning to marry in the next couple of years, might I suggest -- for the benefit of the groom -- 11/11/11 or 12/12/12?
Or, if those don't work, think of a date hubby will remember. For instance, if he's a gambler or a convenience store clerk, July 11 (7/11), is an option.
Don't do Valentine's Day; it's a cliche. Don't do Christmas Day; it muddies the gift-giving. Don't do Independence Day; the bride won't appreciate the fireworks puns.
Just think of a date easy to remember. Then, tattoo it on your arm.
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