There was something that made the channel 4 show; "Married at First Sight" addictive viewing. The concept of couples meeting on their wedding day having been assessed and selected as personality matches challenged the traditional dating process.
I was very disappointed that the success rate was so low as the scientific approach to a selecting a partner for life seemed sensible in so many ways. The pressure of meeting on the wedding day, was obviously a much greater pressure than any of them had imagined.
What the show didn't mention was the need to be married for 12 months before divorce proceedings can be issued. 5 weeks into marriage this must feel like a long way off. I also hope they had all agreed pre nuptial agreements to protect them against financial claims by their spouse on a later divorce!
Because two out of the four couples decided to split completely, one's still going strong, and the other pair are still together but are using distance to get a bit of space from each other.Yeah, not exactly the whirlwind of eternal love and romance we'd hoped for.