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All the Single Ladies

Like many, I enjoyed the depiction of sister missionaries and the discussion about expanding roles for Mormon women written about in the recent New York Times article—that is until I scrolled to the graphic entitled “The Disappearing Mormon Bachelor.” This interactive graphic shows rather dismal statistics regarding the ratio of unmarried Mormon men to unmarried women in Utah from ages 18 to 66+.

As one might expect, the odds are definitely not in favor of us single women, particularly as we age, and from my personal experience, the odds may be even more dismal outside of Utah. As one of my friends stated on Facebook, “Being an older, single, professional woman in this Church…it’s a tight spot [to be].” And not one that most of us imagined for ourselves.

Read the rest of this story at aspiringmormonwomen.org
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