+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    25
    Reviews
    0

    Default Married at first sight

    Ok... so this is a bit weird.

    Basically I started filling out an application for the next series of mafs but didn't quite finish the application... I just saved it and left it to think over it.. yesterday I received a call from one of the producers asking me to a Skype interview... I have organised for 2 days time...

    But now I'm kind of thinking...

    IF I were to be accepted... how would this affect my kids (2 boys 8 & 7) they'd be with their dad during filming ect but how would it affect my career as well... I work in child protection and I feel that going on a show like this wouldn't align with their values and they'd terminate my employment... and then I'm terrified I wouldn't be able to gain employment afterwards.
    So now I'm leaning towards not continuing this process.
    Has anyone got any advice on the negative impacts of such a thing? Would you apply etc? Or any advice in general would be nice good or bad

    Tia

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    60
    Thanks
    117
    Thanked
    56
    Reviews
    0
    Don't do it!

    It's all lies!
    They will run your name through the mud to get the ratings.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    2,226
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked
    2,051
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Don't do it. There is a lot of negativity surrounding the show. I would be concerned with the fact that you could probably do everything right and they'll throw you under the bus and make you look untrustworthy. Not to mention, apparently they will push for your kids to be on camera etc so that's their privacy getting dragged through the mud also.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    102
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    63
    Reviews
    0
    No way ! This country is way too small. You will be known for that show for years to come. Not to mention the chances of meeting the one are slim to none. In your line of work I don't think it would be worth the risk either

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    821
    Thanks
    1,471
    Thanked
    771
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Reality TV doesn't show the truth - they manipulate and edit the shots to suit the story/characters they want to create for ratings. I knew a person who went on a cooking show and they twisted so much of what he said and also cut and mixed the recordings in different order which changed the original meaning etc.

    You'd have safer luck (not negatively affecting your career and family etc) by doing online dating. Xx

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Yogis Mumma For This Useful Post:

    Hetty  (16-05-2017)

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Radiator Springs
    Posts
    1,552
    Thanks
    204
    Thanked
    68
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I agree don't do it!

    I think these type of shows are only useful to people trying to get a job in the media!

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    1,703
    Thanks
    1,454
    Thanked
    1,430
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Run away.

    The show is fake. It is all about ratings and matching you with someone who will make for interesting watching and not about matching you with someone who you are actually compatible with.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to SSecret Squirrel For This Useful Post:

    Hetty  (16-05-2017)

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    157
    Thanks
    170
    Thanked
    71
    Reviews
    1

    Default Married at first sight

    ^Agreed. They pair people up with people who live on the opposite side of the country, and people who are not compatible for other reasons.

    Online dating is a safer bet be careful, of course, but it can work.

  11. #9
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    576
    Thanks
    1,248
    Thanked
    1,206
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    A friend of mine was on this show, first series. From her account, it was poorly done in every way - personality/ location/ previous relationships/ future dreams we're all *seemingly purposefully* mismatched (& as soon as I saw her match I KNEW it was staged for failure). She's had better luck online since though!

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    2,143
    Thanks
    924
    Thanked
    1,091
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Run before you need to


 

Similar Threads

  1. Married At First Sight 2017
    By Phony in forum Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
    Replies: 276
    Last Post: 04-04-2017, 11:28
  2. Married at First Sight.
    By Phony in forum Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
    Replies: 193
    Last Post: 03-01-2017, 18:20
  3. Married At First Sight 2016
    By Hollywood in forum Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
    Replies: 129
    Last Post: 20-09-2016, 10:41
  4. Married at first sight...
    By superbuns in forum Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
    Replies: 125
    Last Post: 26-07-2015, 14:17
  5. Do you think it is okay to marry your first cousin??
    By Blueberry Crumble in forum General Chat
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 26-08-2008, 21:37

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Heinz Baby BasicsOur BPA Free range offers you a choice for every stage of your baby’s feeding development. You’ll love our ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›