New reality series asks strangers to get married

By Elizabeth Sudlow,

If a scientist came up to you and told you they had found your perfect match for a relationship, would you believe them? More than that, would you be willing to marry that person without ever meeting them? This is the premise for FYI’s newest reality show titled Marriage at First Sight.

Six individuals, three soon-to-be couples, have decided to take the plunge and get married in a legal ceremony. That will be the first time they meet their partner. The couple will then test out their marriage for several weeks and afterwards, they can choose to stay together or part, reports the show's FYI website.

In order to create this “scientific matchmaking,” a sexologist, spiritualist, psychologist, and sociologist have worked together to create these three “perfect” couples.

Greg Epstein, the humanist chaplain at Harvard University, told The Huffington Post, “This is not to promote arranged marriage. The show is trying to get people to think in a different way on how they are choosing potential partners."

The series premiered Tuesday, July 8 at 9 p.m. EDT on FYI.



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