I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that…

Remember how I was obsessed by that Married at First Sight show? Half way through the Aussie series I couldn’t get enough with just my weekly local fix, so I binge watched season 1 & 2 of the U.S. series too.

I find the social experiment fascinating, but I do feel it’s a bit of a Stockholm Syndrome concept forcing two strangers to live together for a month until they ‘love the one you’re with’.

I had many conversations with both single and coupled up girlfriends about the show whilst it was playing out and funnily enough many of the coupled up ones said ‘I’d go on it if I was single’ but not a single single person said the same. I’m calling bullshit on my coupled up friends on that one!

But casting is open for season 2 of the Aussie version and I was contacted this week via the blog asking if I wanted to apply, or if I knew anyone else who would want to. I was also contacted the day before that about another new dating show that apparently takes up very little of your life for filming.

I’m a no to both as I always wonder how these people ever get jobs again after hysterically crying on national TV over a man they’ve known for 3 hours and who is dating 24 other women at the same time. I feel that doesn’t exactly scream ‘works well under pressure’…

I also worked with a guy who was on a reality show a number of years ago but there is still a clip of him on YouTube dancing all sexy in his undies on the show. Once I found this out (and watched the vid….obviously) I struggled to look him in the eye again. *think unsexy thoughts, think unsexy thoughts…

So this dating idea is not for me, BUT I really want someone I know to go on these shows so I can live vicariously through them. Don’t worry, you won’t embarrass yourself, you’ll be the exception to the rule….

Ok, who is going to take it for the team???

I’m waiting…


  1. Anonymous · July 11, 2015

    I would if not for the drag your family into it biz. Loving your blog by the way. I hear you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • seriouslysingleinsyd · July 11, 2015

      Good point! Embarrassing for all… Thanks, glad you’re enjoying it. I love to hear stories from others too. There is comfort in numbers!


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