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What Does 1437 Mean in a Text?

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1437 means "I Love You Forever." It is a numeronym that represents the number of letters in each word of the phrase "I love you forever." This (apparently) heartfelt declaration of love is made up as follows:

  • 1 = I.
  • 4 = L-O-V-E.
  • 3 = Y-O-U.
  • 7 = F-O-R-E-V-E-R.

How Is 1437 Used?

Although not actually very good English (the phrase should be "I will love you forever"), 1437 is commonly used on TikTok and on other social media channels, as well as in text messaging, to express permanency when making a declaration of love. However, it can also be used humorously, as a throwaway line to add weight to a request for a favor. For example:
  • Toni: I adore you. 1437!
  • Jo: 1437 too!
  • (Here 1437 represents an expression of undying love.)
  • Lee: While you're at the shop, get me a pack of cola. 1437.
  • Sam: Yeah. I bet you do.
  • (Here 1437 is a humorous throwaway line.)
The use of numeronyms to express love and other feelings reflects the evolving nature of language and communication, especially in the context of digital and text-based interactions. They tend to be be used for one of the following reasons:
  • Convenience and Brevity: Numeronyms provide a quick and efficient way to convey messages. They make it easier to express feelings without typing out the entire phrase, especially in environments where brevity is appreciated or required.
  • Privacy and Secrecy: Using numeronyms can serve as a code between individuals, making the expression of feelings a little more private. This is particularly useful in public or semi-public digital spaces where the users might not want to openly display their emotions. It's a way of communicating affection that might not be immediately understood by outsiders. (However, this is increasingly unlikely nowadays, when even your grandparents are savvy texters!)
  • Playfulness and Inside Jokes: Numeronyms can add an element of playfulness or personalization to a message. They can serve as inside jokes or unique codes that have special meanings between friends, family members, or couples. This can strengthen bonds and make the act of expressing love feel more personal and unique.
  • Commitment Aversion: For some people, sending a numeronym does not imply the same sort of commitment as actually saying or typing the corresponding words.

How To Become an Expert in "Love Numbers!"

The number 143 ("I love you") features in many numeronyms that are used to express devotion. For example:
  • 1432 = I love you too. (Very restrained!)
  • 14344 = I love you very much. (Quite formal!)
  • 143 637 = I love you always and forever. (A bit OTT!)
To up your "love numbers" game, check out our page on using numbers to say words!

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When I write 1437, I mean this:

meaning of 1437

1437 is usually a declaration of undying love.

Video Summarizing 1437

Here's a short video explaining how to use 1437:

Summary of Key Points

"I Love You Forever" is the definition for 1437 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
1437
Definition:I Love You Forever
Type:Internet Slang Term
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at 1437

1437 is a numeronym, which is an abbreviation made up of just numbers or of letters and numbers. They can be formed in various ways, such as:
  • Shortening a word by replacing a sequence of letters with the count of those letters (e.g., i18n for "internationalization" and a11y for "accessibility").
  • Combining letters and numbers (e.g, K9 for "canine" and W3 for "World Wide Web").
  • Using numbers to represent letters or words (e.g., 143 for "I love you," 637 for "always and forever," and 5201314 for "I will love you for a lifetime").
Numeronyms were used long before the digital era. Many of the early ones were written on the envelopes of letters between lovers. They were often a coded message between the sender and the recipient, thought to allow secret expressions of love or passion.

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of 1437 Used in a Text

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