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“It’s more family oriented for sure in part because of the strong LDS presence.” Seal said the clients that are non-LDS have expressed that they don’t know how to go about dating and have felt isolated.
Because of this, Seal has even decided to open up another dating site geared toward this group of singles.
“When a first marriage ends they’re giving up on that, but they’re not giving up on marriage in general,” Higginbotham said.
“People who are single and divorced still by and large want to have the companionship and benefits of having a partner.” Still, when it comes to getting back into the dating game Utah does fall behind the rest of the U. with 22.7 percent of men, and 23.2 of women, 15 years old and older, married two times or more.
The median age for women in Utah to marry is 24 and 26 for men with 56 percent of both sexes being currently married, according to a 2009 study from Pew Research.
That means there are 28 marriages per 1,000 women and nearly the same for men in the state.
“Because people marry younger and there’s more marriages, there’s more divorces,” Birger said.“Men are more likely to remarry because they have more options to date down because there’s an oversupply of women.” According to Seal, about 40 percent of her clients are divorced.Census Bureau data from 2014 shows females, 15 years and older, had a divorce rate of 14.1 percent with their male counterparts coming in at 8.9 percent.Brian Higginbotham, Utah State University Extension associate vice president, said Utah has a historical precedence of a pro-marriage culture, which has extended through families.“Our state is universally pretty pro-relationships and pro-marriage,” Higginbotham said.