In other words, the LDS Church in Utah now has three women for every two men.” With a supposed 50 percent oversupply of women, ARIS dug deeper, accrediting a higher rate of male apostasy for the demographic difference.
Brian Willoughby, who studies young and emerging adult dating relationships and marriage, is an assistant professor for the School of Family Life at LDS-owned Brigham Young University.
“I see a lot of married women in my classroom,” Willoughby said. I’m probably biased because I am more likely to hear about a student that’s stayed than a student that’s left.” Plus, there is a culture shift for women too.
Since 1990, however, the Mormon gender gap in Utah has widened dramatically — from a gender ratio of female to male in 1990 to female to male in 2008, according to a study coauthored by ARIS researchers Rick Phillips, Ryan Cragun and Barry Kosmin.Earlier this week Tinder released its annual list of “Top 10 most swiped-right schools,” and BYU men were named the No. “They are thinking about individualistic way more so now.They are thinking about me and finding someone who will make me happy versus going back for generations …where it is about me and another person building something together.“I think a lot of the social media sites like Tinder feed into this new mentality which is more of a shopping mentality, and Tinder is the perfect example of this where I don’t need any more information than a picture.…” So, yes, the dating world for young, LDS women with a college degree might be favoring men, but it is just an example matching the trend across the United States — the odds are statistically in men’s favor.There are always at least a third (and up to half the class) that raise their hands.