30 May 2010

Chum

I finally made it to church today after 4 months of inactivity!  I have a whole plethora of excuses why I haven't been going, but I'm not going in to that.


From first impressions I think this singles ward is promising.


Pros:
  • The people are nice, I actually found a group of guys and girls to sit with after only about 5 minutes, in my home singles ward it's very cliquey and you only sit with people you know.  
  • They're also very social, in between blocks the volume is at a medium roar from all of the people talking, again another improvement from home.  
  • They seem to have activities fairly often, we're actually supposed to have some kind of gathering tonight, but I don't remember what time so I probably won't make it. 
  • Multi-Ward meeting blocks; every meeting block my ward is paired off with one other ward each hour, also once a month all the wards meet together for sacrament meeting.
  • Couples; apparently people from the ward hook up.


Cons:
  • The biggest one, the Male/Female ratio is about 50/50 compared to the 35/65 back home.
  • The schedule is really confusing, the multi-ward groups mean people are moving in and out quickly, so picking your seat is key to meeting people from outside your ward.
  • High Average Age; The people I sat with were all at least 4 years older than me, this makes me worry about getting the "Kid Brother Treatment" like I get with my roommates, where they're nice, maybe even caring, but I don't get to hang out with them.
  • Couples; What the heck?!  Most of the attractive sisters are claimed.
I guess I'll have to stay active for a while and see how it goes.  I definitely got my hopes up about how many good-looking ladies I'd be meeting, but I'm still optimistic.

5 comments:

singlemormonchick said...

glad you are optimistic, but i have a hard time drumming up any sympathy for your 50/50 ratio. boo hoo. consider the normal odds and how they are stacked against the single girls in the church. way worse if you are over 21. bleak if you are over 30, downright dismal if you are over 40. YOU WILL BE FINE. go to church! :)

Waiting On A Sister Missionary said...

Well that's because guys get home from their mission and want to marry an 18-19 year old, so if you're not taken in that initial draft you're in trouble.

singlemormonchick said...

lol. i was taken in the first draft then traded.

Waiting On A Sister Missionary said...

That's a bummer, but not all that uncommon. I thought more about the age gap at the singles ward and realized it's the 18-21 not-married-yets and the 27-30 no-longer-marrieds.

I guess that makes me a 22-26 what's-wrong-with-yous.

Claire said...

Yeah, I have no sympathy on the male female ratio issue. There were 3 RS groups in my last ward, and one group of Elders.