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Their real end goal is to get married in the temple.
It creates a different atmosphere in the app, because people are looking for that, not just to hook up,” said Cooper Boice, Mutual founder.
“And somebody’s looking for that guy, so that’s why he ends up with someone in the end.”Since Mutual’s original launch, Boice said he knows of at least 100 engagements and marriages that resulted from meetings through the app.
Because the company is targeted to those of a specific religion, Mutual won’t necessarily grow as big as other dating apps, but Boice is excited about who it can help.
Premarital sex remains taboo for Mormons, but the shortage of Mormon men was pushing some women over the brink.
“There might actually be a more promiscuous dating culture than there otherwise would be in the Mormon culture because of this gap.” Months later, still neck-deep in Mormon research, I got lucky again.
I wanted to show that god-fearing folks steeped in old-fashioned values are just as susceptible to the effects of shifting sex ratios as cosmopolitan, hookup-happy 20-somethings who frequent Upper East Side wine bars. One of my web searches turned up a study from Trinity College’s American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) on the demographics of Mormons.
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.
He also feels lucky to have both actors from his Kickstarter video return for this second video celebrating the Android launch.
In the first one, Stacey Harkey from “Studio C” and local actress Savanah Smith introduced the concept and app, and ended up walking off together at the end.Hunt, a 35-year-old who only recently got married herself, told me she has three times more single women than single men in her matchmaking database.