Love is blind

A new dating show has just aired in the US called “Married at First Sight”. Not that it involves very much dating.

The premise of the show is that couples are paired by four experts; a sexologist, spiritualist, psychologist and sociologist, on the basis of several criteria, before tying the knot.

Sounds simple enough except for one small detail; the couple in question has never laid eyes on one another. The couples then have eight weeks to get to know (and see) each other, before deciding whether they will stay married.

Love is blind. Image sourced from FYI

While it might seem like a crazy idea, it got us thinking about the benefits of failing in love with someone without being influenced by looks. One of the benefits of online dating is that, if you want, you can start a relationship without really knowing what your partner looks like.

What do you think?

Would you date (or marry) someone you had never seen before?

How important are looks?

Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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