Married at First Season 3 doesn’t seem to be happening after all. The reality television series that was started off as a social experiment hasn’t been able to become very successful. The first season saw a positive outcome, but the second season of Married at First Sight. All the couples who participated in Season 2 ended up separating.
Married at First Sight in Denmark and Australia have also seen similar fate with the couples not successful in continuing with their marriage after the end of the six weeks in the show. The reality television series brings in a pool of singles and then performs tests on them to understand their personality.
There is a panel consisting of expert psychologists who then team them up according to the results of the tests. The couples so paired, meet each other at the church on their wedding day where they are married to each other. The newly married couples are expected to live together as husband and wife for six weeks, after which they can choose to move on or continue living together.
Married at First Sight Season 2 couple Jason Knowles and Kate Stewart made the news because they chose to separate even before the two years tenure was over. Mirror UK reported Kate’s friends had found out Jason’s Tinder profile.
When Jason was interrogated about creating a profile on Tinder and supposedly cheating on Kate, his lawfully wedded wife, he said that he had not even consummated the marriage because he knew that Kate wasn’t going to continue being his wife.
Jason claimed that he spent more time interacting with the bartenders on his honeymoon to Ireland that with his wife. He said that he created the Tinder profile when he realized that things were not meant to be with Kate.
They are not the only couple from Married at First Sight who have made news. Season 2 contestant sRyan De Niro and Jessica Castro also separated after two years. This wasn’t where they stopped. Jessica went on to file a restraining order against De Niro because he had threatened to harm her and her family.
The fact that none of the second season couples are together, make it clear that Married at First Sight Season 3 isn’t going to see the light of the day. The show is based on the science that compatibility is something that can be predetermined and measured. This premise has, however, been negated by the failure of the marriages depicted on the show.
Viewers said that while compatibility can be determined by the panelists, the connection and the feelings that develop between two strangers cannot be measured or created. It is something natural and no amount of permutation and combination will be able to come up with the right combination.
AETV and FYI have still not released any promo for Married at First Sight Season 3 and by the looks of it the network isn’t very keen on bringing it back on screen.
Executive producer Chris Coelen has said that while the panel of expert relationship advisors and psychologists and draw up like-minded people, they cannot guarantee a successful relationship; that is something that the two individuals have to work on creating.
Coelen on explaining the selection process to People Magazine has said that the panel brings in participants from every geographical area possible, to create a bigger pool. The panel also visits bars, pubs, restaurants and other social hubs to find out what men and women want in their respective partners.