For the past two months, my roommate and I have attended a midsingles ward in Bountiful—ages 31 to 45.
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Farther down in the article, though, I found something useful: an interactive, county-by-county map of the US, which shows that in “Bountiful, Farmington, and North Salt Lake Cities” (one of which I now call home), single women outnumber single men two to one. From personal experience (read: current unbroken streak of years of datelessness), I knew the proportion was skewed in the guys’ favor around here.
I just didn’t realize it was a literal, statistical 2:1. Katniss can’t help me…the odds are never going to be in my favor.
Anymore, though, I can’t promise that if such a scenario were to play out again, that I’d find my way back again.
The longer you stick around, the more times you strike out, the bigger the fool you feel you are.
This is an issue all on its own – the fact that the powers that be in the Church seem to think that putting single 31-45 year olds along the Wasatch Front into wards that are two and three times the size of a regular family or YSA ward is, to put it kindly, disappointing. If you really want singles to mingle and marry, put them in units that are an appropriate size for such contact. Another post for another time…I don’t know how many of those 450 are women and how many are men, but it wouldn’t be surprising to hear the 2:1 ratio cited again in this case.