45 years ago today - Jun 11, 1973
The First Presidency issued a letter approving the organization of three wards exclusively for non-student singles not living at home. This experiment was initially intended to involve only Salt Lake Valley residents. However, by 1976 permission to establish a singles ward was extended worldwide. To be considered the ward must have a membership potential of more than 200 singles between the ages of 18 and 35. In 1982 this requirement was modified to read: "if the population could assure the function of the ward would be carried out property."