(CBS) - Those of us who are superstitious have occasionally closed our eyes and made a wish at 11:11 a.m. or p.m. I know I'm guilty. While people around the world are getting ready to make the most epic wish ever on 11/11/11, couples who met on Match.com are getting hitched.
Today's date Nov. 11, 2011 is what is called a "repundit palindrome," Aziz Inan, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Portland explained to the Los Angeles Times. The word "repundit" means a number that only contains the digit 1.
Michele and Daniel from Longwood, Fla. met on the online dating service in 2010. After a few conversations and messages, the couple decided to meet. Their first date was on New Year's Eve, Jan. 1, 2011 (1/1/11). Now happily in love, the number 1 has become a significant number. The couple shares their dating story online, where it's revealed that Daniel proposed on July 11, 2011.
"Our wedding day, 11/11/11, is quite a significant number to us. We have been together since 1/1/11 and see all sorts of 1s floating around everywhere we go; addresses, phone numbers, chapters of a book, the time of day, etc. Dan even chose the date 7/11/11 to propose! The number 1 is a symbol of unity, purity and positivity. On that chilly day in January, lightning struck. All of these we take as signs that this is it - we have literally found, The One!"
We wish them all luck. And don't forget to set your alarms for 11:11 p.m. tonight