She was a beautiful Italian-American girl and I asked her to a movie. No matter who you are, putting yourself online opens you up to the possibility that a horrible person will target you—or someone you love.
Yup: stalking you to get to your internet naive grandmother is a real thing.
As with most moves, this decision is at once exciting and heart-breaking, as I will meet new people and encounter wonderful experiences, while also leaving behind friends whom I have come to cherish.
But this move has also made me aware of my place in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a new way.
I really really wish what I was about to say was made up. I was unsure what it would be like to live in the Mormon mecca, aka Salt Lake City, but since moving here I'm very pleasantly surprised and happy to report that it's not as weird as you may think. There's these funny little things like having to buy real beer (more than 3.2% alcohol) at a state liquor store, everyone is married with children even if they're significantly younger than me, and there's a rather schizophrenic personality to the citizens: you're either Mo-Mo and happy-go-lucky or you ain't and you're damn fucking proud of it. Heaven help them, they're hell bent on staying a virigin. Add to it that it's forbidden and now you have a group of hormonally-saturated, unfulfilled virginal, twenty-something-year-olds going off to college, namely Brigham Young University.
Social Themes, music, planning-hacks, and promotional ideas to increase attendance and the success of your and dances.
With limited dating options, they wondered if they had chosen a career over a family.
As a 26-year-old woman, I still consider myself young, but the prospect of facing such limited dating opportunities for four to five years has me approaching the question of my romantic future in an entirely different way.
But, I have it from good sources (a few "Jack Mormons," also known as Mormons who were born and raised but no longer practicing, as well as an ex-communicated one). The solution to every religious believer's ultimate dilemna: how do you have sex without having sex.
I can't in good faith say I've ever experienced this phenomenon first hand because I'm A) not a BYU graduate and B) not fucking retarded.