Why are Mormon Women So Attractive? (Part II)

28 Jul

Continuing on my strange topic, you may be wondering, “Why am I blogging about this?” Because of my Hamilton fix, the online performing group Working with Lemons did an amazing job of taking the musical and putting it “in real life” (off stage). They’re also from Utah, and no surprise, Mormon. They also have incredibly hot women performing in it. No surprise either; the acting profession tends to be self-selecting, because beautiful women tend to be more successful. However, that’s what got me thinking about this–and check out their channel!

Self-Selecting Immigration

When the LDS made their first foreign missions, they hit England, right as the Industrial Revolution hit. Brigham Young himself immigrated from England. However, part of the reason there was a push to polygamy was because they converted a LARGE number of English women (who were probably working in cloth factories in terrible conditions), and ended up with more women than men.

In early 19th Century thinking, you can’t leave a large group of single women around unprotected. So all these women get scooped up. Following waves of converts from other parts of Europe generally are folks who a) believed and b) felt an opportunity in Utah. These people tend to be the folks who think they can get ahead and those folks tend to be more attractive.

Is this sexist? Sure–but how many ugly salesmen and saleswomen have you met? Go ahead–I doubt you can count them on more than one hand.

Modest is Hottest

Let’s face it, a woman in a bikini is pretty amazing, but it’s not like they’re hiding much. The same woman in a concealing blouse and skirt… wouldn’t you like to know more? On a similar vein, let’s try…

Happy is the New Sexy

Mormon women tend to be happier. And let’s face it, a happier girl is a sexier one; she brightens up a room. Could it be good living, frontier politeness, and avoiding drugs and alcohol? A greater emphasis on family and friendship? Doing things together and for others? Perhaps. It doesn’t work for everyone in the church–trust me, I’ve met several ex-Mormons–but generally all the LDS folks I’ve worked and hung out with are great, interesting, and happy people.

What do you think? Am I an asshole to bring this up? Do I just need to visit Utah to have my perception change? Or am I right on the money? Let me know in the comments below.

5 Responses to “Why are Mormon Women So Attractive? (Part II)”

  1. Hannah Gandhi at 1:57 pm #

    An interesting read! Agreed on the modest look being more ‘sexy’, it is statistically proven that men are more attracted to a woman in underwear as opposed to fully naked. Equally happiness and confidence in a woman can be considered to be very attractive 😊🦋

  2. Cindy Georgakas at 4:16 pm #

    so funny.. I was kind of wondering.. confidence is everything

  3. joliesattic at 10:51 pm #

    It’s interesting on all angles. I think it boils down to less is more. When Mormon’s migrated west, women probably did outnumber men and just think what better way to grow the flock? Polygamy is no longer accepted since I can’t remember when, though there is a splinter group of diehards not wanting to give up the practice. I’m not sure how happy they are, but all the ones I met seemed quite focused and content. My kids live in SLC and my child loved working with them because her work environment was quite pleasant. No gossip or intrigue and everyone is very polite. Promotions however do not come easy, because they will show preference for their own before you ever get a chance. So you have to be a little bit better.
    My neighbors were all Mormon and the biggest thing about them is they have purpose. You give a person purpose and goals and they can’t help but be happy which then radiates and can make even a plain Jane look pretty. You will find very few poor Mormons. I don’t know if they still do but they used to have their own internal support system in which they generally take care of their own.

    • albigensia at 7:02 am #

      Thank you for reading… and replying! I can tell you, having known a poor Mormon, there still is an extensive support system under the umbrella of Deseret Industries. The church will support you, but you have to be able to perform some work in exchange, no matter how limited you are.

      • joliesattic at 9:52 am #

        exactly! And, that’s how it should be unlike our welfare system.

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