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Though you'll rarely hear about it from a pulpit, Mormon leaders are concerned with the continuity of their religion.
While Pew reports that 64% of all people raised in the faith still identify as Mormons, the church's internal records reveal a bleaker picture.
After a semester, Sewell returned home to Arizona, where she prayed for help finding a husband.
On weekends, he created elaborate dating strategies for new cities, filling his calendar with singles events he heard about through the social media grapevine.They even created a church building in Arlington, Virginia exclusively for singles, a first for the faith.Today, the singles community in the DC metro area comprises its own "stake," the Mormon term for a group of congregations, similar to a diocese. Janzen is the stake president of this singles community.One user, Brandon, who is 28, captures the ethos of the app in his "About Me": "(I) would like to be married and raise children." Another, Kolton, 21, of Rexburg, Idaho goes even further, telling prospective matches, "If you're on here just for fun, unmatch me!" 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.