You guessed it, this is THE week! After months of build-up, we have seen our Bloombeads jewelry piece included in the preview for this week's upcoming episode of Married At First Sight. See the preview here: https://youtu.be/V2cx6vbmipQ
About the Show:Married At First Sight invites 200+ applicants to begin the process of being on the show.The applicants are interviewed by a marriage counselor, religious advisor, and psychologist, and then these experts identity three couples that they agree are solid matches.The couples are strangers, and meet for the first time when they walk down the aisle.You heard me, they are total strangers when they walk down the aisle, and they meet for the first time at the alter!!
It sounds a bit sensational (and terrifying) right?I did not watch this show prior to making a Bloombeads pendant for one of the participants, but I have followed the show throughout this season, and I have been struck by what seems like real authenticity from both the participants and the advisors.I have also been impressed by the opportunity for viewers to see real marital conflict that is addressed with the help of relationship professionals.For most of us, arguments with a spouse happen in a vacuum, and oftentimes miscommunication fuels further escalation or misunderstanding.For these couples, soon after an argument they are visited by one of the show's relationship experts, and the viewing audience gets to see how the advisor coaches the couple toward de-escalation of their issues.While it is reality tv, it also does seem to us to deliver doses of real-world advice from which the rest of us can benefit, and for those of us who have been lucky enough to find love organically, I think this show is a nice reminder of how fortunate we are to have a partner.
Our couple:We learned this week (from watching the preview in the link above) that we made our Bloombeads floral jewelry for Ryan to give to Jaclyn. If you have been watching the show, then you know that Ryan and Jaclyn started off strong, but that they have been struggling to weave their lives together.The fact that it occurred to Ryan to create this meaningful piece of jewelry from the petals of roses he has been giving her through their short but intense relationship is a sign to us that he is making a real effort in the relationship.But will his efforts this last week be enough?
The couples have eight weeks to live together and explore marriage, and at the end of this time frame, they meet with the advisors and decide whether to stay married or get a divorce. We are thrilled to have played this small role in helping Ryan communicate his intentions to Jaclyn, and we wish all of the participants in the show the best of luck in finding true love, whether from this show, or from whatever life brings to them next.
So here are our questions for all of you:
- If you are single and striking out in the dating scene, would you consider allowing professionals match you with a complete stranger?
- If you are a fan of the show, do you think Ryan & Jaclyn should stay together?
- What is the most thoughtful gift you have received from a guy or gal trying to win your heart?
Let us know what you think, and join us for the big reveal -
Married At First Sight Lifetime Channel Tuesday night 4/17 9pm. You can also catch up on past episodes HERE.