According to the ARIS study, there are now 150 Mormon women for every 100 Mormon men in the state of Utah—a 50 percent oversupply of women.
On a lark, I emailed my friend Cynthia Bowman,* a devout Mormon who grew up in Salt Lake City and returns there often, and asked her whether Mormon sex ratios are as lopsided as the ARIS study claimed.
And yes, there's a dress code, but it's there for good reasons.
"I hope we have a system that people feel they can trust, particularly again the victims of sexual assault," BYU President Kevin Worthen said in a video released Wednesday.
"And that we have one that creates an environment in which we minimize the number of sexual assaults on campus." BYU would not say how many students who complained of sexual violence have been investigated by the honor code office or whether any of them have been punished.
It's a bit challenging to figure out how a group of people can have fun and date if they don't drink alcohol, prefer to avoid "R" rated movies, don't drink coffee, and are taught not to "mess around" before marriage.
So, what exactly do Mormon guys or girls look for in a date? What should you wear if you want to date a Mormon boy or girl?