One of Married At First Sight’s relationship experts has responded to criticism of the mismatched couples they’ve formed over the years.
While it’s no secret that Nine’s social experiment has a low success rate for forming long-lasting couples, some partnerships have been downright disasters.
Asked about their most unfortunate decisions, Mel Schilling brushed off the critics, saying the experience can often be “unpredictable”.
Answer: One of Married at First Sight’s experts responded to criticism of the mismatched couples they’ve formed over the years. Pictured: MAFS expert John Aiken
“I guess that’s part of the unpredictable nature of the experience,” she told Yahoo.
“There are times when we have such high hopes for a couple and then we watch them crumble before our eyes, and vice versa where we could have had real doubts about a couple and they just took the chance. .”
Mel, who is a dating and confidence coach outside of MAFS, said she doesn’t “regret” her poor matchmaking history because all the experts can do is make decisions based on “information we have” during the application process.
It’s not my fault! Reflecting on some of their most unfortunate decisions, trusted coach Mel Schilling (pictured) brushed off criticism saying the experience can be ‘unpredictable’
Bride From Hell: While it’s no secret that Nine’s Social Experiment has a low success rate for making successful couples, some partnerships have been downright disasters. (Pictured: 2019 mismatched couple Bronson Norrish and Ines Basic)
What happens after, during the experience itself, can often be difficult to predict.
Married At First Sight is set to return for its ninth season next Monday.
And while a handful of couples have found happiness, many viewers doubt the relationship experts’ ability when it comes to matchmaking.
Sentenced? Of the 71 couples who have appeared on MAFS, only five are still together, meaning the show has a success rate of just 7%. Pictured: MAFS 2022 groom Andrew Davis
Of the 71 couples who have appeared on MAFS, only five are still together, meaning the franchise has a success rate of just 7%.
Stats show that experience pairings are very likely to fail – a fact that’s abundantly clear to long-time fans of the series.
Fans have expressed frustration with the pundits throughout the show’s eight seasons, but the past year has led to growing speculation that John Aiken, Mel Schilling and Alessandra Rampolla aren’t interested in making real matches. of love.
Dream team: Pictured, from left, are MAFS relationship experts Alessandra Rampolla, John Aiken and Mel Schilling
Most marriages on MAFS don’t last more than a few months.
In the eight seasons of Married At First Sight, only five couples have managed to go the distance – and only one of them is legally married.
Married at First Sight returns Monday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. on Nine and 9Now
Must-See TV: Married At First Sight returns Monday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. on Nine and 9Now. Pictured: MAFS 2022 bride Domenica Calarco