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Question #82351 posted on 05/03/2015 9:26 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

There's been a rumor circulating in my ward for quite some time now that our ward has the highest marriage rate at BYU. I need to know if this is true without actually telling you what ward I'm in. So. Which BYU ward has the highest marriage rate?

-Hoping to get out of the singles' ward

A:

Dear Single,

I'm pretty sure there is no possible way that we could figure that out. Well, I won't say there's no possible way... I guess there's just no way that any of us have the time to do that kind of research. Sorry!

But hey, if any readers out there feel like using their summer to answer this question, great! Also, please e-mail me your results before I decide where to live next year.

What I can tell you is that my friend's ward (which I'm about to move into, actually) has a 50% marriage rate. FIFTY PERCENT. So, if your ward doesn't have a higher rate than that, it is not the ward with the highest marriage rate at BYU.

And how, do you ask, is a ward able to attain this 50% statistic? Well, apparently a couple people in this ward are called to be "the ward matchmakers." Their job is to set up guys and girls in the ward who they think could be compatible. There is also a way to make a "request" to the ward matchmakers in the hopes that you might get set up with a certain somebody.

AND IT HAS ACTUALLY BEEN WORKING.

I am 100% serious right now.

What can we learn from this? THAT IF BOYS WOULD JUST ASK OUT EVERY GIRL THEY WERE INTERESTED IN, NEGATING THE NEED FOR A WARD MATCHMAKER BUT HAVING THE SAME EFFECT, A LOT MORE PEOPLE WOULD BE GETTING MARRIED.

So to everybody reading this I say: go forth and date.

-Vienna