Mormon hunters dating
When I was on my mission to Colorado in the late 70s, I recall the local bishop showing me a letter he had just received.
It was from a man who lived on the other side of the state, a widower with a 10-year old son, and included a picture of them standing by the man’s Cessna plane. The bishop posted the letter and picture on the ward bulletin board.
Times have changed, and that is a good thing—especially the fading-away of cruel taboos that once stigmatized women who engaged in premarital sex or bore children out of wedlock. The values question assumes that sexual mores loosen naturally from conservative to liberal.
The dating game is rigged, but the problem is not strategic â it’s demographic. Multiple studies show that college-educated Americans are increasingly reluctant to marry those lacking a college degree. It’s not that He’s Just Not That Into You—it’s that There Just Aren’t Enough of Him.
Both of these socially conservative communities are suffering from marriage crises that are testing not only their faiths but social norms as well.
“You have no idea how big a problem this is,” said Tristen Ure Hunt, founder of the Mormon Matchmaker, a Salt Lake City dating agency.
[Editor’s note: “Cynthia Bowman” is a pseudonym, as are other names denoted with an asterisk.
I called back to thank him but explained I was busy writing a book.
Premarital sex remains taboo for Mormons, but the shortage of Mormon men was pushing some women over the brink.