YSAs or “Young Single Adults” often feel they are in a difficult situation in the church. Why is that? Let’s see.
Constant pressure and subliminal messages that being single is not OK.
What people think singles are like.
Internet dating can be nerve wracking.
Who you hope to meet at the stake dance.
Who you actually meet at the stake dance.
Socially awkward peers at YSA gatherings.
Looks of pity from your married friends.
Pep talks that aren’t always so peppy.
Mormons don’t drink. Drinking might help.
People are full of “helpful” advice.
Some people have unrealistic expectations.
LDS Planet is indeed like another planet.
It’s easy to feel isolated.
There’s a fine line between cool and creepy.
Biological clocks are ticking. Audibly.
Church dances often don’t increase sexual attraction.
Disney themes are not really age appropriate for adult dances or parties.
Fighting over the only decent guy in your singles ward sucks.
But on the upside . . .
You know you’re fine just the way you are.
You don’t have to share your money.
You can still have fun with your friends, unlike the marrieds.
You can live wherever you want, unlike the marrieds.