The show is based on the Dutch reality series Gift Ved Første Blikk. Married at First Sight surely level up the concept of dating. Couples are paired based on many criterias. They have to give numerous tests. This also includes interviews and other scientific evaluations. This to be matched up with a potential mate. The selected couples agreed to meet for the very first time at their wedding. From there, they take a honeymoon together. Then begin to get to know one another in hopes of making the marriage work.
However, couples experience tension-filled first meetings and overdramatized situations. But also these couples want to believe that their “leap of faith” will truly pay off. However, the process of becoming a part in the show involves a lot of hours consuming rounds. Combining with psych evaluations, tests, and interviews. It is quite a long road from an interested party to hopefully a happy spouse.
Let’s look at the wild Details Behind The Making Of Married At First Sight:-
1. The show was actually inspired by the love story of its producer.
For executive producer Chris Coelen, the show tied directly to his own romantic experiences. Coelen himself met his wife for the first time on a blind date. This provided him an edge over the concept that how it works. He very well knows the feeling of finding and experiencing love with a stranger.
2. THE FIRST SEASON HAD ABOUT 17,000 AUDITIONS
Despite not revealing the full details of the series, the show managed to bring in an impressive number of applicants. This was for their first season. As a matter of fact, 17,000 applications were received for its first season.
3. SOME APPLICANTS WERE EVEN SCOUTED
Although they do have a thorough screening process in place. But sometimes the show must go out into the general public and find candidates.
4. THE TWIST OF THE SHOW WAS WITHHELD FROM INITIAL APPLICANTS
Coelen shared: “We pretty much told them everything except for the fact that they would meet their husband or wife at the altar and see them for the very first time there.”
5. COUPLES ARE PAID A STIPEND TO APPEAR ON THE SHOW
It was claimed that show never offered or promised any cash offering for their time. According to executive producer Chris Coelen, participants received “a nothing stipend” because they “did not want people who were motivated by the wrong things.” But, later reports seem to contradict this statement. This with claims of payments up to $15,000 for appearances on the initial season. By season three, payments were up to $25,000.