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Six years ago, he began flying cross-country in search of a wife.On weekends, he created elaborate dating strategies for new cities, filling his calendar with singles events he heard about through the social media grapevine.Growing up, Jillian Sewell spent Sundays dreaming of her perfect spouse."In (church) we would do this thing where we would write down all the things we wanted in our future husband," she said."I had fantasies of being married since basically as young as I can remember," he said.Mormon doctrine holds that intrafaith marriage -- a union to another Mormon inside the church's temples -- is essential for salvation in the highest level of heaven.
" Cooper Boice, the founder of Mutual, says that while some people are just on the app to date, he considers marriage to be the "ultimate success." In total, he says, more than 100,000 Mormons in more than 100 countries around the world have swiped through the app more than 250 million times.
In his meeting with single women this summer, he said leadership became especially concerned by unmarried Mormons about a decade ago.
"The trends they saw in the church weren't very encouraging, you know, delaying marriage, temple attendance, general activity, and the youth said the church wasn't meeting their needs."Janzen said Mormon singles know they should be seeking a spouse, and professed faith that all who seek shall find. At the end of the conversation, he implored the women.
As of 2008, only 25% of Mormon youth worldwide stayed active -- or attended church regularly -- into their "single adult years." As the "Mormon Leaks" video reveals, top officials have held private meetings to discuss this problem, as well as the troubling gender disparity.
Their solution was to continue investing in singles wards, creating stronger nuclei for Mormon singles to congregate outside of Utah.