No Luck on Tinder? “Married at First Sight” is Casting in Philly

All you have to do is fill out a 63-question application.

Reality television is one of life’s best guilty pleasures, mostly because there’s very little that’s actually “real” about it. Like the idea of finding true, everlasting love with a person picked for you by a producer, neither of whom you’ll meet until your actual wedding day, for example.  That’s the premise behind Lifetime’s Married at First Sight, which is currently casting in Philly.  If you’re single, exhausted by the ups and downs of the Philly dating world, and your lifelong dream has been to grace the small screen, you can apply to be on the seventh season of the show by filling out this, ahem, rather intense application.

Here’s a refresher on the show: A panel of professionals, including a sociologist, a pastor/marriage counselor and a communication and relationship expert, matches up three couples per season. The couples spend their first evening together — their wedding night — in a hotel before setting off for their honeymoon. After returning home, the couples must live together for eight weeks as a married pair. After the eight weeks is up, they can decide to stay married or opt for divorce. Of the first five seasons, three of the fifteen couples featured have remained married. Odds aren’t looking great for success, but it’s good to know they’re not impossible.

If you “appear” to be between the ages of 26 and 35— yes, the application really does use the word “appear” — live in the Philly area, and have exhausted all other dating options, Married at First Sight would LOVE for you to apply for season seven here. The whopping 63-question application covers standard stuff like occupation, education level, and religion, as well as plenty of things OKCupid never asked, like how many tattoos and piercings you have, what your physical deal-breakers are, and your body weight. Applicants are also required to submit a headshot, full-body shot and three personal references (this is reality TV, after all). Needless to say, if the Tinder signup requirements were too much for you, you might want to pass on this one, but if you’re up for the challenge, drop us a line! We can’t wait to see who in Philly is willing to give this extreme form of technology-based matchmaking a go.

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