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Ogden-Clearfield area tops list of spots with single male graduates

Published: Sunday, Feb. 17 2013 8:24 a.m. MST

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george of the jungle
goshen, UT

The million dollar question is, what is their student lone. Righteous and cool is a whole world of difference.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

There was a study that showed a 3:2 women:men gender split among 20-40ish year old LDS singles in Utah. That study combined with this one suggests that the dating pool is even better for women in Ogden and Provo who aren't ONLY looking to marry an educated LDS guy but any educated guy.

HotGlobe
SAN RAFAEL, CA

The problem is that college-educated women don't generally match up well with the men they are most likely to find in these areas. The more education women have, the less likely they are to be comfortable in a traditional role, and the more likely they are to be atheist and or feminist. Educated women are less likely to accept culturally imposed gender-based limitations and are likely to be out of synch with expectations many men in Ogden and Provo have.

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

I think there is a misconception in the mating and marriage rituals and eduction. People think education is mandatory for happiness, but sometimes over education is a contradiction to prosperity and mating. Babies and children should be the task of 18-25 year olds physically fit to safely care for hyperactive children.

Historically and still being proven, becoming wealthy is not a process or function of education. This lie is based on human greed so they can get people into college for 2 reasons. Delay their dreams and low unemployment rates, and then provide some wealth for the schools and education by millions of loans.

Marriage is being promoted here as a female agenda but that is not entirely true. Men also have this instinctive need to mate and procreate, but men and women have been taught to dispels families to procure intangible wealth. Knowledge begins with independence and free will to choose.

Over educating the young has cost us many generations of children and population decline is showing the numbers. Genetically, couples in their 50's are to old for parenting skills and trying to raise babies and toddlers when they should be grandparents.

ThoughtfulTeen
Salem, UT

I'd like to disagree with some things My2Cents has said. He seems not to be in favor of getting an education. I agree that not everyone needs to get a college education to be happy and well-off later in life. But writing it off altogether is wrong. Doctors/engineers/teachers need a college education. And these are very important professions, so there are plenty of people who should go to college. But there are plenty of other people who could get some vocational training and live a happy and financially secure life, at a fraction of the time and cost of college. And it should go without saying that everyone should at least have a high school education. As for over-education, there is no such thing. People should be learning their entire life. Perhaps his complaint stems from the thought that people don't get married until they're finished with education, therefore continuing education to far is a bad thing. I agree that delaying marriage is bad, but the blame is not to be laid on education. Plenty of people get married and start families while still finishing off school.

HotGlobe
SAN RAFAEL, CA

Whoa, 2cents, where did you get the idea of population decline? We are very near the top of an exponential curve, a population bloom that is about to reach crisis stage. We need more solutions, not more people. Early marriage means more babies, means more fossil fuel burning, means runaway greenhouse gasses, means drought, means food supply collapse, means economic structure collapse, means end of civilization as we know it, means mass die off.

iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

Hold your horses HotGlobe, This extended education thing has indoctrinated you into your belief system.
I can assure you that your philosophy stems from your over-indulging in the secular social sciences kool-aid.

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