It’s easy for those who do not marry young to keep looking for what they think is the “perfect spouse”.
Society has reversed male-female roles in dating, and it is true in LDS culture too.
As for myself personally, I have an aging parent who has refused to cut the umbilical cord and let me go.
The reasons why they haven’t found the right match are widely varied and include luck, not being open enough, laziness, outside-of-mainstream personalities, fear, and of course luck.
Disconnect between the church’s teachings, and reality.
I often feel trapped since I have no siblings to help.
It is also hard fitting in at church because people don’t know how to relate to you if you’re single.
Question: According to the National Survey of Family Growth, the median age for women to enter a first marriage (in the U. The numbers for Mormon culture are leaning more and more towards the national standard for first marriages.
More people are putting it off until college is done.
If you review the responses to the question regarding respondent’s age at time of marriage, you will see that 68% of respondents were married before the age of 26. Meanwhile, women older than 20 and single are perceived as left overs, by 25, old, by 30 spinsters because of the male population for the reasons mentioned previously.