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(Boston Globe)   July 7th -- 7/7/07 -- most requested day in years to get married. Most couples will soon realize it's one year, one month, one day late   ( divider line
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2007-01-19 09:39:00 AM  
So far my husband and I have had 31 wonderful years of marriage. And 31 out of 37 ain't bad.
2007-01-19 09:39:00 AM  
Married on 8/13/05. Don't regret it one bit. I get to hang out with my best friend for the rest of my life (we've known each other more than a decade already), we always have a good time together, and we're very good at the whole 'managing a household' thing...

No big plans for 7/7/07. That's one superstition that doesn't really affect me.

/baby due on 4/20
///people already telling her not to be born on that day
////"OMG!!1 Hitler's birthday! OH NOES! Columbine anniversary!!!!"
2007-01-19 09:41:21 AM  
SpiderQueenDemon: Strikes me as a remembering-the-date strategy.

I got married on 07/02/06 (6 months ago) and the other night I was thinking, "Damn, it's already been six months! We'll have our next anniversary on July......2nd???? 22nd??? Uh..." Then I remembered that we got married two days before the 4th of July and balance was restored to the universe.

//won't be mad at the husband if he forgets
2007-01-19 09:45:19 AM  
A little Morphine for breakfast:

On 6-6-66 I was little I didn't know sh*t and on 7-7-77
eleven years later still don't know any better by 8-8-88
it's way too late for me to change and by 9-9-99
I hope I'm sittin' on the back porch drinkin' red
wine singin' Ohhhhhh French Fries with Pepper! Ohhhhh French Fries with
2007-01-19 09:47:15 AM  
2007-01-19 09:51:50 AM  
2007-01-19 08:46:25 AM InfamousG

hey, im from michigan, but moved to maine to live with my wife to be (married now)
/that's all

2007-01-19 09:25:34 AM Xerxes99

on 7/7/07 I am planning on being stark farking naked drunk and passed out face down on the beach at high tide!

so, just an average day, then..
2007-01-19 09:56:23 AM  
lorax00: If dating, partying/clubbing, one night stands, and flitting around in general is your thing, then, you are NOT ready to get married.

You can of course still have those things and be married... just have to find the right spouse for it.
2007-01-19 09:58:14 AM  
2007-01-19 08:13:29 AM RedfordRenegade
I'm getting married on 6/2/07 which has no statistical significance that I know of.

Me too!
2007-01-19 09:58:17 AM  
I remember on 7/7/77, the news reported live from the local racetrack. Nobody won big, of course.

/yes, i'm that old
2007-01-19 10:01:00 AM  
Why was 6 afraid of 7?

Because 7-8-9.

Ha ha.
2007-01-19 10:01:18 AM  
Wife and I were married on 12/21/92, 1st Day of Winter. Took me awhile to figure this one out. :(
2007-01-19 10:01:42 AM  
In 1777, on the seventh day of July..
2007-01-19 10:05:41 AM  
No bastard baby
Will inherit whats mine
Another one of her affairs
Had left him in despair

So he pushed her down the stairs
To she cried
In 1777, on the 7th day of july

/King Diamond doesn't approve
2007-01-19 10:06:29 AM  
*vigoroulsy shakes tiny internet fist at ReverendMediocre!!!!
2007-01-19 10:08:17 AM  
I don't think all marriages are bad, mine is pretty good.

1. We are best friends. If you wouldn't have someone as your friend, why marry them.

2. We have our own separate interests and have separate activities.

3. We dated nine years before getting married. We lived together for 4 years before getting married.

4. We also went through a "seven-year itch" before getting married. If we were ever going to break up, it would have been then.

5. I trust my husband. He trusts me. If you think you can keep a secret from your spouse, you are delusional.

6. We both learned what work and what doesn't work from our parents marriages.

7. Sex life is kept interesting by working at it.

8. I love and respect him. He loves and respects me. We are partners.
2007-01-19 10:09:00 AM  
IdBeCrazyIf: You can of course still have those things and be married... just have to find the right spouse for it.

True, actually. We know a couple who have been married for over 25 years, 3 kids. When a friend asked how they stayed together so long she told us (though we had some idea before) that she lets him sleep with other women. The other friend said, "Doesn't that bother you?" She said, "He always comes home to me." Hey, whatever works for ya, I guess. I always thought he seemed a lot smarter than her, and wondered what attracted him to her. Now I understand.
2007-01-19 10:14:05 AM  
My day is the day after. Guess I just missed my luck...
2007-01-19 10:14:53 AM  
I'm getting married on 07/07/07. Seriously! (So I'm really getting a kick out of these replies - LOL)

It wasn't planned that way for the date. We got together during the 4th of July holiday three years ago, so it just worked out that way.

ITA with lorax00 about people should be at least 30 years old before getting married. Go to school, travel, work, hook up with hotties, party, buy a home, build a retirement fund.... be your own independent individual and confident in who you are before making such a commitment.

//will be 33 when I get married on 07-07-07
///don't feel that old
////booked all the wedding stuff in July 2006 because I just knew plenty of nOObs would be rushing for the date
2007-01-19 10:16:17 AM  
12:34 May 6th, 2007 FTW!

/No, not getting married
2007-01-19 10:18:00 AM  

Echoing what others said, that marriage isn't bad done right.

I don't regret my decision. I do regret the person that I decided to marry. As with anything you do, you get out of it what you put into it...

Many people are getting married to GET married, not to BE married. And there's a difference.

My sage, old man (of 30) advice: If, prior to getting married, you have to say the words "I should leave you, but ....." Just leave. You'll both be better off.

/Married 10/01, Separated 12/03, Divorced 3/05
//I chose poorly
///I'm way better off now
2007-01-19 10:19:21 AM  
my b-day is 6/7/89

i was on the news when i was born. that was my fifteen minutes--a time when i wouldn't even be able to remember it.

/10 oclock news
//not a lot goes on in Wisconsin.
2007-01-19 10:20:16 AM  
My birthday is 7/7. What do I get out of it?
2007-01-19 10:20:22 AM  
777- it's more than evil.
2007-01-19 10:22:53 AM  
If you're lucky, a bunch of people you know will set an oversized pastry on fire and stand around it, singing, while you try to put out the fire by blowing on it.
2007-01-19 10:23:46 AM  
Well said!

/just celebrated my 16th anniversary
///my cousin got married on 03/04/95
2007-01-19 10:25:26 AM  
Was married on 7/16/99.

/Got nuthin'.
//But we partied like it was 1999.
///Because, of course, it was.
2007-01-19 10:28:00 AM  
Goonie_Goo_Goo: Oooooooh...French fries and pepper!
Oooooooh...French fries and pepper!

Yes! Morphine FTW!

/Morphine is Like Swimming
//Morphine is Good, too
///still a Cure For Pain as well
2007-01-19 10:30:02 AM  
Dreamcast released in US on 9/9/99! Woo!
2007-01-19 10:31:30 AM  
I work for the wedding industry so I am getting a kick outta these replies.....

No really I do...

Yes 7/7/7 is extremely popular..been booked for months.

Yes we are still getting inquiries for the date and we just have to laugh when these people are told that we don't have any openings. They have this shocked (I say SHOCKED!!) look on their face. Like they were the only ones who thought of this date.
2007-01-19 10:34:29 AM  
Might at well jump on pointless birthday bragging.
Born on 7-7-7..............8 :( at least I have a good exuse to take a week off for the fourth.

I also have friends who're born on 7/2, 7/5, 7/6, and 7/8. If we were robots we'd form a super-month and fight evil.
2007-01-19 10:35:29 AM  
Oh --- Being married is a great thing with the right person. With the wrong person it is a living hell.

To paraphrase some corny advice...

/It's not finding the right person it is being the right person.
// A relationship is not 50-50 it is 100% from both people
2007-01-19 10:38:59 AM  
I'm going to get married on 5/31/8008.

/Might have to think about that one for a bit
//Or put it in your Casio...
Ant [TotalFark]
2007-01-19 10:42:09 AM  
TripcodeMel: Kind of like 6/6/06 - a day when mothers were doing the same so their babies weren't born on that date.

I'd love it if my son was born on 6/6/6! That'd be cool. He was already 13 months old by then though.

His birthday is 4/20, so that's something. Unfortunately he shares it with Adolf Hitler and the Columbine Massacre
2007-01-19 10:44:25 AM  
Marriage is an institution consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves. Making in all, two.

Ambrose Bierce

/probably a misquote since it's from memory
2007-01-19 10:44:54 AM  
pounddawgTo paraphrase some corny advice...

/It's not finding the right person it is being the right person.
// A relationship is not 50-50 it is 100% from both people

I am totally stealing that corny advice for the toast!!!

Any other advice is most welcome. I have already ordered all the basics (limos, flowers, cake, music, food, invitations) but am racking my brain to come up with something really unique that would be memorable and good for photographs.... while not being cheesy.

Perhaps a sparkler on top of the cake? I got nothing!

If you know any good websites for me to check out, please share!
2007-01-19 10:45:37 AM  
bungie day!
Ant [TotalFark]
2007-01-19 10:46:05 AM  
EggbertShootsFire: Does EVERYONE wind up regretting getting married?


Are there any people who remain happy with their spouse...

Yes there are. There's lots happily married couples. They don't usually join in on marriage bashing threads though.
Ant [TotalFark]
2007-01-19 10:48:05 AM  
m.catamount: on 7-7-07 ill be a year old!

Heh, very cute. Is that a diaper?
2007-01-19 10:48:11 AM  
Grandfather born 7/07/1907, sitll alive!!! We hope to celebrate his 100th B-day when my Son marries on 7/07/2007.
B-day party/wedding bash!!!

/bring on the booze!!
// get drunk
///take nap like gramps does
2007-01-19 10:52:51 AM  

Don't forget the officiant or the marriage license.

Ok here is good one... There is a tradition that states that the bride and groom exchange gifts the day before wedding. Just little personal type of thing.

Give her wool socks.... then mention that you don't want her to get cold feet on the day of the wedding. ;-)

/Remember kiddies marriage is the leading cause of divorce.
2007-01-19 10:54:45 AM  
Maybe I should have checked first.... Give HIM a pair of wool socks
2007-01-19 10:55:27 AM  
I got married on 6/30/01 because I HAD to have a June wedding...divorced on 9/15/04 which, ironically, was our 6-year dating anniversary.

/does not care about date this time around
//fiance and I are thinking about 4/20/08
///have never tried pot, but am addicted to slashies
2007-01-19 11:01:14 AM  
When does everyone realize that marriage sucked?

I'm coming up on five years next month - haven't had a problem that couldn't be solved by sex or a nap just yet.
2007-01-19 11:02:16 AM  
Maybe someone touched on this, but the reason that this is such a providential number relates back to ancient mysticism. 7 relates to a few different things, like being the number of visible planets. In general, 7 is associated with perfection, totality, and luck.
3s, or triads are considered to signify completion, cohesion. Like Father-Son-HolyG

777 would signify complete perfection, and would be considered a lucky number .

6 is considered imperfect, unstable, as it falls short of 7. Hence 666 represent perfect imperfection.

So you see, dem words n numbers in dat der Bible have subtextual and symbolic meanings relating specifically to the time and culture of the author. If only more bible-thumpers took time to understand that.

\not challenging divine inspiration or anything.
\\I'd invest in rice in mid june if I were you
2007-01-19 11:03:50 AM  
My birthday was on 6/6/6 last year.
This year I'll be at an annual party out in the woods getting drunk for a couple days.

I think to keep up the tradition, next year I'm going to have to fark Selma Hayek on 8/8/8.

/praying to God
//wait, that didn't work
///praying to the other guy...
2007-01-19 11:05:36 AM  
I'm getting married on 09/08/07. Won't forget that one.
2007-01-19 11:09:33 AM  
nice work on the headline...
2007-01-19 11:10:38 AM  
Liam and Me

7 = number of celestial bodies (not including fixed stars) visible to the human eye

That's why the Bible likes it so much. Along with basically every other work of mysticism before or since. Oh right, and calendars. It may be the most important number in cultural history.

Personally, I'd vote for 3.

BTW, 7's a great name for a kid.
2007-01-19 11:13:03 AM  

I'm getting married on 09/08/07.

Sounds like a countdown ...
2007-01-19 11:13:13 AM  
A big "meh" to your "special wedding days".

/Getting married on the 27th
//So did my parents
///And their parents
////And so on back 120 years or so
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