11/12/13: What Does It Mean?

Patricia Didelot

The new century has brought many interesting dates thus far, 11/12/13 is the latest one and we celebrate it today.

Apparently, today is a popular day to get married. Many couples thought the significance of the sequence in the day, month, and year was a good time as any to tie the knot.

But only in the US. In other parts of the world, people use the DD/MM/YYYY format, so the date does not have any significance whatsoever. For the rest of the countries that don't follow our format, the date will come on December 11, 2013, which they write 11/12/13.

Today's date doesn't have any specific importance or meaning. Remember 11/11/11 or 12/12/12? They were just interesting numbers.

However, dates like this, with special numeric combinations usually mean a spike in people getting hitched. If you are going to get married, you might as well pick a date that looks cool on paper.

According to Brian Beitler, chief marketing officer for David's Bridal, one of the largest wedding dresses retailers in the country:

"Iconic dates have become a trend in the United States, reaching new heights when over 65,000 couples tied the knot on 07/07/07. 11/12/13 is a sequential pattern, and we have learned that couples love dates that have patterns."

Who knew?

The bridal house says that estimates are almost 10 times more people will get married this year than last, on November 11.

Beitler adds some of the wedding have been planned for 9:10 11/12/13 for added effect.

Math geeks reportedly also love dates in sequence like this, according to New York Deputy tech editor Quentin Tardy said in a tweet:

Tomorrow is 11/12/13. Which means that at 9:10 AM the Google campus will probably be insufferable.

— Quentin Hardy (@qhardy) November 12, 2013

The next time 11/12/13 will happen is one hundred years from now. The next sequential date this decade will happen on 12/13/14.

Some on Twitter shared other interesting facts on 11/12/13.

Not only is today 11/12/13, but this November is the first month in over 400 years to contain SIX Saturdays.

— rob delaney (@robdelaney) November 12, 2013

Retailers are taking the opportunity to have special sales.

11.12.13….14% OFF fitted and snap-back hats! Today only w/ code DOMEPIECE14 at checkout! http://t.co/H8WbWhKoy2 pic.twitter.com/q1RIxpncPN

— Routine Baseball (@RoutineBaseball) November 12, 2013

11-12-13 is an iconic date. Find out more about this unusual number sequence: http://t.co/fJ6QjKYNqG pic.twitter.com/YEb7KweXRX

— The Daily Rundown (@dailyrundown) November 12, 2013

More than anything, 11/12/13 is just a cool date to look at, if you happen to get married today, then good for you, may you celebrate many years of happiness. For the rest of us, well, it's just November 12.

Do you think too much is made of 11/12/13?