[The color test] said I was yellow. I felt strangely like a boy obsessed with dating. -Olympus
Question #90002 posted on 07/03/2017 5:02 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

IF I MOVE OUT OF UTAH INTO A LESS-THAN-IDEAL SINGLES WARD WILL I DIE ALONE

-Single af

A:

Dear Si

OH NO YOU'RE ALREADY DEAD. I MEAN I CAN'T BE SURE BECAUSE OF THE AMBIGUITY OF INITIALS BUT EVERYTHING ELSE FITS AND I'M SO SORRY.

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-Auto Surf

A:

Dear Single,

If you haven't found a spouse yet, you're well on your way to dying alone anyway.

Also every singles ward is less than ideal, so have fun with that.

Love,

Luciana

A:

Dear Aziraphale,

I believe your question can be elucidated by the age-old question of whether everyone is fated to slip into that final embrace without the comfort of human companionship. Even when surrounded by family or friends is not actual death just as lonely? For who can complete the journey with you? No, we are all bystanders to the passage of life until it is our time that is up. It is the step that must be taken by one and one alone.

Thus you will die alone, as do we all, regardless of single-ward status.

Morbidly yours,

~Anathema

posted on 07/03/2017 6:29 p.m.
The question asker may be interested in this page from the Normons blog, which describes the YSA programs across the non-Wasatch USA. I've lived in a few of these cities, and it has been accurate in my experience. Being a YSA outside Utah is actually amazing! Don't let fear keep you from going elsewhere.

http://www.normons.com/ysas-across-the-usa/
posted on 07/03/2017 6:29 p.m.
Dear Don't Cuss At Me,

As someone who too feared this same predicament before moving out of Happy Valley, I can tell you it's all going to be ok. I actually went on a healthy number of dates during my time at BYU, but I married none of those Potentials. I moved out East after I graduated, and honestly, I found the dating scene out there to be more real and honest. In fact, I found most everything about the YSA-ers outside of Utah to be more real and honest. (no offense, Utah. I love you many, very much.) I did go on less dates, but I made more friends out of it and generally had a more fun time. Removing the BYU trademarked expectation that every first date will turn into marriage does wonders for a conversation. [insert some relevant and reputable quote about quality over quantity.]

All I'm trying to say is that there's a lot to be had from new adventures, so make the most of it! Try new foods and activities, make new friends, explore new places. By doing this, I was able to better find myself, which made it easier to know what I wanted in a spouse. I am now happily married. Miracles do happen, even outside of God's Great Green Bubble.

Best,

Hitched Past the Mormon Prime