In the midst of one of my self-imposed writer’s block episodes, I was tuned in to the Bio channel for a Kitchen Nightmares marathon. I absolutely adore Gordon Ramsay! Anywho, I found out that Bio was turning to FYI and they were coming out with a new reality show called Married at First Sight. Immediately, I was intrigued.
I mean, who does that? Tuesday, I settled down on the sofa to watch this social experiment – slash- reality show and now I’m even more on board!
The premise is this…6 people who have been having a hard time finding love (seriously, who hasn’t?) take part in this social experiment where 3 experts find their scientific match through a bunch of tests and interviews. Then, if a match is found, the participants agree to get legally wed without meeting beforehand. They meet for the first time at the altar. After their very real wedding, they have to live together as a married couple for 30 days to see if the experiment worked. If the experiment fails, they have to legitimately get divorced.
I’d totally be down to try something like that. Maybe it’s the hopeless romantic in me, but I can’t see a legit reason why this is a bad idea. Dating sucks. We all know that. Dating is fun in your twenties, but once you get in your thirties, it gets harder and harder. Why not allow a team of experts do the work for you. If they’re wrong, you’ve wasted a month. If they’re right, you fall in love and have a partner to share the rest of your life with. Seriously, no harm, no foul.
I know people who might as well have gotten married the moment they met each other because their connection was so strong. On the other hand, I know people who have been married for ten years to the wrong person. Relationships are tricky. If you find someone (or someone else finds that person for you) that you have things in common with, makes you smile, makes you laugh until you cry, and genuinely cares about you, why not?
I’d sign up for this social experiment in a heartbeat. What about you?