Our maturity is stunted because we don’t have open conversations about sex and relationships. I also think maybe not knowing how to break the single’s scene cycle might factor in, ie group dates, big activities, etc., to actually date and get to know someone.

I believe that the wards need to do more the the older singles.

Question: According to the National Survey of Family Growth, the median age for women to enter a first marriage (in the U. The numbers for Mormon culture are leaning more and more towards the national standard for first marriages.

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I often feel trapped since I have no siblings to help.

It is also hard fitting in at church because people don’t know how to relate to you if you’re single.

An article published on Wednesday, "Swiping for salvation: Why Mormon singles put their faith in a dating app," features Mutual, the app aimed at matchmaking LDS single adults. singles wards could be considered a secondary social venue — the place you may run into the match you chatted with the night before on Mutual, a dating app created exclusively for Mormons and monitored by members who ensure only faithful users participate," CNN's Lauren Jackson wrote.

"Mutual has collapsed the singles wards onto a digital platform, providing an alternative to the church-sponsored matchmaking venue." The article compares Mutual to other dating apps, which "have been blamed for tectonic social shifts, from delayed marriage to relaxed sexual mores.

"One swipe at a time, Mutual is uniting the Mormon diaspora, perpetuating lineages, and addressing the anxieties of youth facing familial and cultural pressure, as well as a personal desire, to marry within their faith." The founder of Mutual, Cooper Boice, told CNN that "more than 100,000 Mormons in more than 100 countries around the world have swiped through the app more than 250 million times" and claimed that the app has produced "dozens of marriages," including international unions.

Single and married members of the Church see the challenges facing singles in a very different way.

I asked the two questions above in order to dispel the myth that singles don’t want to get married, and/or that they are intentionally postponing marriage.

The responses from the singles clearly indicate that they do all hope to be married someday, and very few have ever postponed marriage. In your personal experience, do you find this to be true within the Mormon culture?

I hope that the following survey results and commentary will help you better understand the needs of the singles, and with that knowledge, create more effective singles programs in your area.