Remember “The Dating Game?” That late-60s/early-70s show in which 3 groovy, leisure-suited, bachelors sat on one side of a divider and smirked answers to 1 giggly, mini-skirted bachelorette? (If you’re too young to have seen it, segments are all over YouTube. Check it out for a good laugh.) Such an alluring premise: That just a few quick questions and answers would result in a perfect match. A few years into the sexual revolution, and what did people want? To find The One.
Well, now we have “The Bachelor,” “Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire,” and a bunch of others, including my current fave, “Married at First Sight.” All promise true love.
I really wanted to hate “Married at First Sight,” but I find that it’s been more of a love/hate. I cringe, laugh, and even tear-up a bit. If you haven’t seen it, here’s the skinny: 3 women are matched with 3 men and given 2 weeks to prepare for their weddings. Oh, and the wedding day is the first time they’ll see each other--as she walks down the aisle to meet him, in front of their families and friends.
Sounds so random, so doomed to failure, yet kind of sweet. I haven’t watched all the episodes yet, so I don’t know which (if any) of these hope-filled couples might make it past the 8 week trial period. (If you’ve watched the whole season, don’t tell me!) Still, there are a few interesting truths to the show:
- Single people everywhere want to find The One. They long for that special connection. That’s what every one of these singles says during the interview clips.
- But they just don’t know how to do it, and they feel plagued by self doubt. Even the single people chosen for this show--young, attractive, bright, gainfully employed, surrounded by friends and family--don’t know how they’ll meet and marry the person of their dreams.
- People value advice and counsel. This show uses relationship experts to review and match applicants, based on their values, interests, and backgrounds. (They didn’t call on me. . . yet--maybe next season!)
Who knows if it will work out for the couples featured on this show? I certainly don’t. But this I do know: My Meet to Marry Method™ does work. It’s worked for thousands of singles just like these, and just like you. Meet to Marry™ uses proven tactics--no gimmicks, no cameras, and no waiting ‘till the wedding day to meet your spouse!