“I don’t know — the spark just isn’t there for me.”
— Literally all of us
We’ve all been there.
“How are you still single?” Too many options, lack of vulnerability, bad advice from your friends...so many things to blame. But the thing we hear the most? “I just wasn’t feeling it.”
But is it really about a lack of chemistry? Or is it something else?
What role does commitment play and what is the real role of chemistry in Latter-day Saint dating culture? What would happen if we put an expiration on how long a relationship lasted? How would this change the stress of dating in Latter-day Saint culture?
We’re inviting Latter-day Saint YSAs from across the Salt Lake Valley to find out with us.
We’ve designed an experiment to give people the opportunity to learn from a committed relationship without the stress of figuring out if you want to break up.
Here’s how it works.
You apply. If our highly qualified team finds that another applicant is a good match, we will hold in person interviews, and we will introduce you to your new bae. You commit to bae-ship for 30 days. Together you go to relationship coaching with a certified marriage and family therapist (FOR FREE). After the 30 days, you make the call. No strings attached.
Are you a good fit?
We are looking for single members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from across the Salt Lake Valley, ages 21-34.
Stuff your mom will be asking
Three couples will be chosen. Ideally, we’d help everyone find their soulmate, but we ain’t miracle workers. This experiment will closely follow three couples’ journeys in an effort to learn about chemistry, commitment, and love. So even if you aren’t chosen for the experiment, you can follow the couples on the Bae Watch Blog.
What are you signing up for?
If you submit your application, you are agreeing to share your experience (including first name and photos) on our website and possibly with news sources, because we are pretty sure Anderson Cooper will want to cover this experiment. Pictures, videos, and daily journals are all part of the program. We can’t promise fame or any additional Instagram followers. But try, we shall.
Why are they doing this?
We want to learn more about the effect of commitment in relationships. Would it be awesome if you ended up marrying your Thirty Day Bae? Yes. Would we expect you to name your firstborn after us? Also yes. But our objective is for you to learn and grow.
Can you trust them?
We admit it - everyone behind this project is single. But we’ve got some pretty unique backgrounds to help us in this project. Between a license in marriage and family therapy, extensive research on compatibility for a dating app, consultations with real life matchmakers, and literally thousands of dating experiences between all of us, we think we could actually help you guys out.
When is this happening?
The application deadline is October 5. The experiment begins late October.
Should you choose to forgo your individual Thanksgiving festivities, you can take your bae home for Great Aunt Sue’s famous pumpkin pie.