First Church of Surf City: Two Girls for Every Boy

Summertime is on the way, and I’m looking forward to hours of sun, sand and beach tunes like Jan & Dean’s 1963 Billboard chart-topper “Surf City.”

You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, ’cause it’s two to one
You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, gonna have some fun, now
Two girls for every boy

Almost 50 years later, Jan and Dean could have skipped the beach and headed for church, where the odds are just as much in men’s favor. According to a 2006 report titled “The State of Unmarried America,” 20 percent of single men attend church on a regular basis, compared to 38 percent of single women...

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