Most people consider the vow to spend the rest of your life with another human being to be a tremendous leap of faith. But on A&E’s show Married at First Sight, daring individuals take that traditional walk down the aisle to an entirely new level.
A whirlwind of laughs, cries and definite pre-wedding jitters, Married at First Sight’s two-hour season premiere yesterday featured a new set of six romantic hopefuls who agree to wed complete strangers who they meet right at the altar.
After receiving ZERO information on their future spouse, the three newlywed couples stay together for six weeks before deciding if they want to continue their marriage or get a divorce.
Of course, the premise of the show is just begging to be taken on by a bunch of fame hungry rejects from The Bachelor. But instead, A&E manages to give us an in-depth look at heartfelt optimists looking to truly fall in love and stay there, even if it means skipping a couple steps.
Though each person is totally blinded during the beginnings of the social experiment, each pairing is coupled with careful precision. A team of professionals play cupid/fairy godparents to the volunteers, using a combination of sociology, sexology, psychology and spirituality to determine which people would make the perfect match.
In fact, last season ended with two out of three couples deciding to continue their marriage, proving the process can be a total success.
From detailed segments of childhood trauma to suspenseful moments of blissful uncertainty, Married at First Sight is a sweet depiction of relationships and what it really means to get married. This show will not only have viewers completely invested in these fresh romances, but also 100% smitten with the idea of fairytale endings.
While the premiere included accounts of each participant’s background, family approval (or lack thereof), dress shopping and nerves leading up to the “I do’s,” its next episode will pick up right as hesitant bride decides whether or not she wants to go through with the wedding, after finding her groom to be initially unattractive.
Married at First Sight airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on A&E and FYI.
Check out the Sneak Peek of the season below: