What is the secret formula for a perfect match? Do the MAFS experts have it? (Picture: E4)
Finding the one is not easy for anyone – people spend their entire life trying, and we’ve got a whole series dedicated to people’s trials and triumphs.
So, the fact that Married at First Sight tries to test the idea of love at first sight in such an extreme way surely has to be built on a foundation of science and knowledge.
The show – which has total strangers meet for the first time on the day of the wedding – returns for a new series tonight.
Before we start watching new hopeful romantics, just how do the experts match them up?
How are couples paired up in Married at First Sight?
For the first few series, the contestants were paired together after input from a panel of experts.
This included evolutionary anthropologist Anna Machin, psycho-sexual therapist and psychologist Jo Coker, psychology professor Dr Mark Coulson and priest Reverend Nick Devenish.
For the new series, the experts are Celebs Go Dating’s Paul C Brunson, Mel Schilling, who appeared on the original Australian version of the show, and sex and relationship therapist, Charlene Douglas
As part of the process, contestants are asked to take a 500-question questionnaire, which the Mirror reports can take over 12 hours to complete.
This questionnaire is to cover everything from their political and religious views, sexual history, likes, dislikes and type of person they find attractive.
More obscure methodology includes taking height, shoulder-to-waist ratio, and the size of your index finger.
In series 2, Sara and Adam decided to get a divorce because they just did not click after a few months of married life.
Sara said at the time: ‘I think that science matches the compatibility between us; what the science can’t match or can’t create is the chemistry.’
The weddings are not legally binding (Picture: Provider: Channel 4)
However, some of the MAFS Australia cast have come out and said it’s not as thorough.
Single hopeful Lauren Huntriss took to her Instagram to tell fans: ‘God MAFS is so full of s**t. Lol OK John [Robertson – one of the love experts] we all know you did not spend months finding the perfect match.’
‘Producers pulled ppl (like me) off the street just weeks before lol.’
Married at First Sight starts tonight at 9pm on E4.
Credit: Original article published here.