5 Reasons You Should Watch Married At First Sight

1. The social experiment.

Married At First Sight is a show dedicated to partnerships, and they go about it logically. Using sociological and psychological data, matchmakers pair up six singles in what they think will become lasting unions. The trick? None of these couples will meet until they’re wedding day. The best part is that there is no guarantee. At the end of the season, each couple will receive the option to divorce their partner.

2. The vouyeristic sense of both embarrassment and glee while watching.

It’s an uncomfortable concept, watching two people who don’t know each other promise to love each other forever. Even with a way out in the end, these six men and women want the relationships to work. And you, as the viewer, want each relationship to work as well. So when the couples have an awkward moment, you feel awkward for them. Simultaneously, if the couples have a very cute moment, there will probably be a lot of internal or external squealing on your end.

3. The relationship advice.

When Jamie walks down the aisle and meets Doug for the first time, she is immediately turned off by the fact that she’s not attracted to him. It puts a damper on the entire ceremony. Jason and Courtney, on the other hand, are attracted to each other immediately, and they even kiss at the end of the ceremony. We’ve learned that physical attraction is important in a relationship.
But why would the matchmakers set Jamie up with someone she wouldn’t find attractive? According to the sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz, there is a real possibility that the attraction could grow. While attraction is important, it is apparently not always instantaneous.

4. The partner check list.

Maybe you’re like Monet and know that this could be a very good thing, but are too paralyzed with fear to think clearly. Maybe you’re like Jamie, who finds out that physical appearance means more to her than she thought. Maybe you’re like Courtney who is ready to jump at the chance for something new. No matter who you empathize with, you can look at who they were set up with and find the characteristics that you find attractive in that partner. Then you can start to piece together the kind of person you’d like to fall in love with. Just remember that no one person can meet all requirements.

5. The attention.

Because of it’s controversial nature, people are talking about Married At First Sight. By watching, you become a part of a conversation on marriage and what it means and how to make it work. Dr. Logan Levkoff told the IBTimes that starting conversations about marriage and partnerships has been the best part of the show.

lissyreads shares her top 5 reasons to watch Married at First Sight, and we’re loving all of them! Tell us what’s making you want to watch!







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Just because you have a tiny house doesn’t mean you can’t have a large deck! Having a big space outdoors is great for entertaining guests to show off your tiny space! Tune in tonight at 10p ET/ 11p PT to watch Tiny House Nation!

 





I am Carissa Miller and my fiance is Nathan Wurster. Together we have built this tiny house that we like to call the Millerwurst tiny house. It is roughly 150 sq ft. It’s dimensions are (from the outside) 8 feet wide (with the exception of the indented porch area) by 21’4” long. It isn’t finished yet, but we have already established our design. From left to right, will be the living room, followed by the mud room (directed behind the french doors), then the kitchen, and at the far right will be the bathroom. Directly above the entrance, where you see the dormers, is our loft. There will be an additional storage loft above the bathroom.

It’s been a long road to finish the house, and some days I feel like we’ll never finish it, but it is truly a dream come true to watch it come to life. I love the concept behind simplified living, removing all the clutter and distractions and focusing on what really matters: strong relationships and doing things you feel passionate about without all the financial strain. I must say, the price to build and live in tiny spaces doesn’t hurt either.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our home. Thank you for spreading the word of the tiny house movement.

Sincerely,

Carissa Miller

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