Thursday, July 28, 2016

Married at First Sight S:4 E:1 Top Tweets


The excitement built all day. Loyal fans were on the edge of their seats, with phones and keyboards in hand, waiting with baited breath to share their humor, snark and every thought on the addiction we all know as #MarriedAtFirstSight. 

After reading through thousands of tweets...because YES #MarriedAtFirstSight was trending DURING the #DNCinCle and #TheBachelorette #MenTellAll...I have come up with my picks from Tuesday night. Here we go...

















































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S:4 E:1 Wedding Preparations
Getting to know the Singles!






Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Married at First Sight S:4 E:1 Wedding Preparations


The first episode of "Married at First Sight" Season 4 on FYI brought renewed excitement and hope for successful matches and marriages. The experts this season, sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz, relationship expert Rachel DeAlto and marriage guidance counselor, Pastor Calvin Roberson, traveled to the culturally diverse city of Miami. After a grueling process of weaning over 33,000 applicants down to under 200, they finally chose six people to be married at first sight. 

Tonight was all about getting to know the six singles and why they were matched. Here is what we learned:


Photo credit: FYI
Nick

  • an honest and kind man
  • loves his job of managing vacation rentals
  • a recent loss has put his life in perspective
  • puts a high value of family and love
  • is ready to go to the next stage
  • wants to commit to one person he can take care of

Sonia

  • is a very caring person 
  • puts the needs of others ahead of her own
  • is in an great place personally and emotionally 
  • desires a best friend 
  • feels that love is everything 
  • wants to build a relationship and family

Seeing their individual personalities, it's clear that Sonia wants this marriage to work with her whole heart. Nick seems very sincere. Losing his aunt put him at crossroads in life that led him to this. Will they be physically attracted to each other and will Nick's mother accept Sonia? 

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Derek

  • positive outlook on life 
  • likes to have fun 
  • recently got a new job he's excited about
  • committed to being an awesome husband 
  • wants to take the next step of sharing his life with someone

Heather

  • grew up seeing a very healthy relationship with parents
  • wants to emulate mom's example of a good wife and mother
  • content with job and who she is
  • desires to travel and be active with someone 
  • looking to fill the void of companionship with a life partner

They say that a guy's relationship with his mother gives insight on the type of husband he will be. Derek clearly cherishes his mom, which is a good sign. With Heather, I see walls up due to past failed relationships. Can Derek make her feel safe and secure enough to bring them down?


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Tom

  • free spirited, open-minded entrepreneur
  • values compromise in a relationship  
  • creative and does what makes him happy
  • wants to be with someone he can connect with
  • is ready to love and support someone for the rest of his life

Lillian

  • very independent, ambitious and looks for ways to better herself
  • has accomplished a lot in life and wants to share it with someone special 
  • steeped in culture and tradition
  • believes in love and wants everlasting matrimony
  • very affectionate and will make her man feel very loved

The biggest hurdle I see is the living arrangements for Tom and Lillian. Will a real estate agent be satisfied living in a RV-turned tour bus? Is Tom willing to compromise and relocate, if needed? 


On paper, everything is lined up for all three couples to have happy marriages. The experts provide the tools and support needed for a chance at success. But if we've learned one thing from watching the first 3 seasons, it's that all is for naught without both people in the relationship being completely commited to doing the work. 

On night one, I can say I am cautiously optimistic. Next week can't come soon enough. Everyone loves a good wedding...or three. 


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Watch "Married at First Sight" on +FYI Television Network Tuesdays at 8:45/7:45pm CDT followed by #MAFS #Unfiltered hosted by +jamie otis at 10/9pm CDT.

Follow me on Twitter @realitvwithbee and live tweet using #MarriedAtFirstSight or #MAFS


About Bee: 

I'm a retired equity/social justice leader who has found my passion in writing. I am not paid by any network, production or marketing company, rather share my lens freely and speak my truth from the heart. I will always choose love over hate and integrity over disrespect...because that is who I am. Thanks for reading...







Married At First Sight Season 4 - Getting to Know the Singles


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Production company Kinetic Content and FYI have given us a fresh start in season 4 of "Married at First Sight". With the new location of Miami, a  diverse group of singles and the addition of two new experts, Pastor Calvin Roberson and communications expert Dr. Rachel DeAlto along with sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwarz, there is renewed excitement. Loyal viewers have hope that this edgy social experiment can have the happy ending they saw with Jason & Cortney and Doug & Jamie on season 1.

Let's meet four of the singles this season. 


Derek Schwartz


Photo credit: Kinetic Content
Derek is 35 years old and lives in Miami, FL. He was raised by a single mother and is the younger of two children. He served in the Navy before settling down into his current career as a marketing consultant.

His interests include spending time with his dog, working on his music in the studio and keeping active. Read below to find his sport of choice!

What is he looking for? His perfect match would be someone he is able to communicate with and make him laugh. His fear of failing at something that he fully commits to, was one reason he decided to trust the experts to find him a match.  


Five things you need to know about Derek...


1. Lamborghini or Land Rover?
Lamborghini for sure!
2. Football or soccer?
I would have to go with football here, but basketball before either of them!
3. Dogs or cats?
Dogs! I have one named Josh.
4. Steak or Shrimp?
I'd want both but would take steak if I had to choose.
5. Mac or PC?
Mac (although I own a PC currently)


Heather Seidel


Photo credit: Kinetic Content
Heather is a 32-year-old flight attendant living in Miami, FL. She enjoys traveling to new places, cooking for family and friends and leading an active lifestyle. 

Heather is fortunate to have great role models when it comes to marriage. She looks up to her parents and aspires to some day have that same loving relationship with her future husband. 

Heather is ambitious and strong-willed and wants to find a partner with a sense of humor, who can be her equal. She hopes the experts can find her that special someone to build her life with. He also must love sushi!




Five things you need to know about Heather...

1. Classical or Rap?
Rap
2. Sweet or sour?
Sweet. All day.
3. Pizza or sushi?
Sushi
4. Chocolate or vanilla?
Vanilla
5. Predictable or spontaneous?
Predictable


Tom Wilson


Photo credit: Kinetic Content
Tom is a 28-year-old interior designer living in Miami, FL. He attended college in Texas and then moved to Hawaii. After doing a bit of traveling, he settled down into an RV he remodeled himself from a luxury tour bus. That's what I call tiny house living!

He is the youngest of four children, with parents who divorced when he was young. But that hasn't changed his outlook on marriage.

Tom is looking for someone who is humorous, dedicated and sincere. Although these core values are important, he also wants someone he can learn from and grow with. After trying the more traditional ways of finding love, he has decided to put fate in the hands of the experts.


Five things you need to know about Tom...

1. Rock or Country?
Rock
2. Truth or Dare?
Dare
3. Books or Movies?
Movies
4. Die Hard or National Lampoon's Vacation?
Die Hard
5. Coke or Pepsi?
Pepsi

Sonia Granados

Sonia is a 33 year old who was born and raised in Miami, FL. When her parents divorced at 15, it was a difficult time in her life that still affects her today.  

She is a social worker, currently working to find foster care homes for refugee children. Her dream is to operate a successful non-profit organization. This woman speaks to my heart. 

Because of past experience, high on Sonia's priority list is to find a man who is committed to family. Great communication and the ability to make her laugh are also important. 

After experiencing infidelity in previous relationships, she's looking to the experts to find her a match that values honesty. 

Five things you need to know about Sonia...

1. Pretty Woman or The Notebook?
The Notebook
2. Pool or the beach?
Beach
3. Roses or wildflowers?
Wildflowers
4. Sandals or Pumps?
Pumps
5. Polka dots or stripes?
Polka dots

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Tune in tonight at 8/7c to the "Married at First Sight" Season 4 matchmaking special, followed by the "Married at First Sight" Season 4 premiere at 8:45/7:45c and finally and all new season of "Unfiltered" hosted by Jamie Otis at 10/9c on FYI



Follow me on Twitter @realitvwithbee and live tweet using #MarriedAtFirstSight or #MAFS


About Bee: 

I'm a retired equity/social justice leader who has found my passion in writing. I am not paid by any network, production or marketing company, rather share my lens freely and speak my truth from the heart. I will always choose love over hate and integrity over blatant disrespect...because that is who I am. Thanks for reading...