How to get excommunicated from the Mormon church “Getting eternally married to someone will allow you to get higher glory,” Caitlyn Bonzo, a student at the Brigham Young University (BYU) in Idaho, said.Thanks to Boice’s app, dozens of engagements — with eternal marriages on the way — have already occured.
“If you’re trying to date in the Mormon pool, there is not a lot of selection,” Carder said.
“You exhaust your resources because there is no one available in your area.” Plus, dating within smaller congregations, called wards or branches, can be tricky.
In a religion where only marrying another Mormon allows you to enter the highest heaven, single Mormons in the New York area feel trapped in their tiny local dating pool.
Women outnumber men in the Mormon church and everyone seems to know everyone in the city’s Young Single Adult stake, which is similar to a diocese.
Released last year, the app already has 100,000 worldwide users.
“I’m kind of surprised it didn’t exist before,” Cooper Boice, the Arizona-based app founder, said.
After all, she attends the LDS school in the middle of what Boice called “The Book of Mormon Belt.” In Idaho, where Bonzo attends school, one in five people say they are Mormons.
Book of Mormon 'chastity' passage scrubbed from girls' guide Bonzo said students joke about the higher rates of women to men in the religion, but the disparity is not noticable on campus.
Rogers said because singles in New York tend to be a little older, dating has “higher stakes” compared to his more carefree days as a student at BYU Utah.