It’s not uncommon when a bride gets cold feet before her wedding, but what if you had never met your groom before?
In a clip of the premiere for the new reality show “Married at First Sight,” bride Jamie Otis says, “I’m thinking I just made the worst decision of my life.”
Yeah, she probably did.
“Married at First Sight” is an “extreme social experiment” that pairs up couples to be married, according to the Daily Mail.
Thankfully, at least it’s not at random, and the contestants are evaluated by a sexologist, spiritualist, psychologist, and sociologist before they’re paired up.
But is that enough to choose your partner for the rest of your life when you’ve never even laid eyes on them?
Otis was freaking out because she “just happened to be not attracted to the guy,” even though she knew what she was in for when she signed up for the show.
“In New York City, I feel like the guys are primarily just players until they’re hitting their late 30s,” she said, explaining her reasons for joining the show. “It’s tough to find guys who are serious.”
“Married at First Sight” follows the newly wedded couples around, and after a few weeks of marriage, they get to decide whether or not they want to stay married for the rest of their lives.
“This experiment seeks to determine whether social science can play a role in marital success,” said sexologist Dr. Logan Levkoff. “If we can offer a new way to find a connection (and a long-lasting one), imagine the possibilities!”
I know not everyone will snag a Prince Charming, but are we really headed towards choosing our partner for life based on social science rather than love?