Monday, June 22, 2015
Married At First Sight & the BLOW OFF
Posted by Sammi Robin
"Dating Naked," I totally get. The thought of having sex with a random stranger is far less terrifying to me than the thought of spending two hours at a restaurant making awkward small talk. So marrying someone you've never met is just like whoa.
It was a lazy Sunday. I had no new Lifetime movies on the DVR and was all Netflixed out. With limited options and no desire to leave my bed, I decided to give in to this guilty pleasure. Before long, I was addicted. I became totally invested in these three couples. They actually seemed like genuine people who were not on this show to become famous, promote their business or become contestants on "Dancing with the Stars." Call me a naive Nellie, but I believed these people were truly there to find everlasting love.
Now before you color me brainwashed, arranged marriages used to be the thing. And these three couples were carefully screened and selected for each other by a panel of certified experts. Furthermore, 2 out of 3 couples from the first season are still happily married. That is a pretty good ratio considering there have been like 5 successful couples in 10,000 seasons of "The Bachelor."
Having been through the trenches, it's rough out there. Sometimes I've legit thought "I wish someone could just pick out a good man for me because my picker is clearly broken." In fact, I've let my happily married sister go on my tinder and swipe for me. Suddenly I was all like "I want to be married at first sight!" But I digress.
At final decision time, it was obvious to all that Shaun and Davina would get divorced. Ryan and Jessica shocked the world by deciding they wished to have more hate sex. And America's sweethearts Ryan and Jaclyn, the underdogs who stole my heart, decided to stay married!!!
For one week there was hope. There was love. And then a mere 7 days later came the reunion special. Dreams were crushed and love was lost. None of the couples were able to make it work. Shaun and Davina's wedding photo actually fell off the wall and onto the ground TWICE during their segment. If that's not a sign from the universe, I don't know what is.
So what did I learn from these couples? Shockingly a lot.
Shaun and Davina taught me that you have to make sacrifices when it comes to love. It brings me back to a song I learned in the fifth grade entitled "Compromise Ties." It went a little something like this: If you give a little and they give a little then right before your eyes, look at what you've got, and you've learned a lot. Compromise Ties!"You need to venture out of your comfort zone, take some risks and go all in.
Jessica and Ryan taught me how important communication is. A girl has got to speak her mind. Jessica also taught me about MAC's opulash mascara which i need to try ASAP cause girl rocks those lashes.
Ryan and Jaclyn taught me that sometimes love can grow. First impressions aren't everything and it's good to give people a chance. If you truly like who a person is, attraction can happen.
Honestly, I will be rooting for Ryan and Jaclyn until the day I die. Or at least the next few days until I binge watch some new reality show. So would I get married at first sight? I'm not sure. I'd never say never. However, I can say with absolute certainty that I will be watching season 3.