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Forget Love Island: Why we’d rather couple up with Married at First Sight-style dating experiments


Thousands of viewers tuned in as Married at First Sight UK returned to Channel 4.

Although many took the opportunity to tweet their shock and confusion at who would sign up for such a show – which sees two strangers getting married after being matched by a group of experts – and some argued the drama wasn’t on the level of Married at First Sight Australia , but the general consensus was that we definitely weren’t switching off.

Despite our reluctance towards slightly less-conventional reality shows, we can’t help but find ourselves glued to the screen whenever they’re on.

There’s just something about reality dating experiments that just keeps us coming back for more. In the case of Married at First Sight, we want to know if you can actually find lasting love the first time you meet someone.

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We want our preconceptions to be proven wrong or to be taken on a journey that other dating shows, like say Love Island , can’t quite deliver […]

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