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Total strangers meet at the altar and marry at ‘first sight’
New York Post ^ | July 8, 2014

Posted on 07/08/2014 2:09:40 AM PDT by SMGFan

Carrion is one of six singles who agreed to legally marry a stranger for the new show “Married at First Sight,” premiering Tuesday at 9 p.m. on FYI (formerly Bio).

The extreme social experiment uses four experts — a sexologist, spiritualist, psychologist and sociologist — to create three perfect couples based on scientific matchmaking.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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1 posted on 07/08/2014 2:09:40 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

More dumb ass reality shows that are anything but reality.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 2:10:50 AM PDT by maddog55 (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: SMGFan

What could possibly go wrong?


3 posted on 07/08/2014 2:13:28 AM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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To: SMGFan

This reminds me to downgrade my cable.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 2:19:55 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SMGFan

I didn’t read the article but I’m willing to bet they’ll be, “matchmaking” a gay couple before you can hit your remote.


5 posted on 07/08/2014 2:23:28 AM PDT by outofsalt
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To: maddog55
It's more dangerous than that.

“We have the opportunity to match people with a person who complements them, as well as is similar in important ways,” said Dr. Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology at the University of Washington and an expert on the show. “And, perhaps, end the kind of mistakes they might make themselves based heavily on attraction or a misperceived need for a certain kind of person that is really not good for them.”

Of course, the sociologists know who will be your ideal mate, citizen...

6 posted on 07/08/2014 2:28:01 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: SMGFan

Why would someone be named after rotting meat?


7 posted on 07/08/2014 2:51:55 AM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: SMGFan
The six singles on “Married at First Sight” (based on a Danish series of the same name)

Another copycat series ... and yet, people in the entertainment industry call themselves "creative."

8 posted on 07/08/2014 3:05:10 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quizas.)
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To: maddog55

“More dumb ass reality shows that are anything but reality.”

Right, but they are attempts to influence people. I guess after spending decades tearing marriage down, the Ministry of Propaganda is under pressure from women activists to try to steer more men towards the altar (more likely town hall). A friend who is getting married later this year was concerned about the availability of the church; the Pastor told her she had no reason to worry, since they had almost no weddings scheduled.

Now that we’re reduced to luring little brown children across our border to populate our classrooms, I guess our overlords realize something must be done internally about this.


9 posted on 07/08/2014 3:09:03 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: uglybiker

I once had a co-worker in the military named Cruz-Carrion....Cross-meat? He was Puerto Rican and the name as he told it is not uncommon there.


10 posted on 07/08/2014 3:26:24 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SMGFan

A lot of people have chosen worse criteria. If they are serious and play for keeps, I wish them all the best.

It wasn’t that long ago that many were married in this way with the parents playing the part of the sociologist. This was good and bad: Good because the parents had a deep bond with the children and had a vested interest in the children’s long-term happiness, bad because the prospective spouse’s finances and other things that affected the parents’ own long term well-being could tend to play an outsized role.


11 posted on 07/08/2014 3:41:10 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I agree, even today a lot of Indian marriages are based on this. I mean there is some interaction, but mostly the parents want to make sure your not some loser, that you have a job , good family history etc...
like you said good and bad.


12 posted on 07/08/2014 3:52:42 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: SMGFan

Carrion?

Who the hell names their kid after dead flesh?


13 posted on 07/08/2014 3:55:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: wyowolf

My great grandfather was my great grandmother’s second husband after the first on ran off during the depression. The second marriage was a marriage of convenience.

My great grandmother was struggling to keep her farm and Granddad number two was able to save her farm and combine it with his. They went on to have 2 more children and spent the rest of their lives together.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 4:00:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s his last name.


15 posted on 07/08/2014 4:01:05 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quizas.)
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To: SMGFan

Until the success of marriage (divorce) rate exceeds 50%, this may not be a bad proposition.

How many marriages are based on immaturity, lust, need, a fleeting feeling of “being in love”, and many more things?

The reality is you NEVER really know someone until you’ve been married to them. And often there is shock at finding out what your spouse is really like.

The big downer here is that these marriages are being entered into lightly, with divorce as an accepted option down the road. So the whole concept of marriage that is being promoted here is faulty at the core. That, more than anything, will doom many of these marriages.

Marriage is a life-time commitment, life-time covenant - or it is nothing.


16 posted on 07/08/2014 4:32:04 AM PDT by Arlis
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To: SMGFan

Couldn’t he have just bought her a few drinks and snuck out the next morning? Sucker....now she gets half of everything...

Now seriously, exploring the dynamics of a relationship with no escape mechanism is a recipe for disaster. Especially given the maturity level of today’s “yoot”.


17 posted on 07/08/2014 4:32:57 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SMGFan
Walking downstairs to the ballroom where he was to say his vows, Carrion was all nerves.

The headline mentions an altar. Do hotel ballrooms now have altars?
18 posted on 07/08/2014 4:37:31 AM PDT by posterchild (It takes a politician to declare a settled science.)
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To: SMGFan


We are only allowed ONE these days.
19 posted on 07/08/2014 4:57:20 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SMGFan

Carrion? Someone named a baby “carrion”?! Well, someone named after decaying animal flesh is, I suppose, an apt choice to participate in so-called entertainment like this that is emblematic of the moral decay we have reached.


20 posted on 07/08/2014 5:24:35 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: SMGFan
Psalm 127:1

Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it:

21 posted on 07/08/2014 5:24:44 AM PDT by hecticskeptic (In life it is important to know what you believeÂ….and more importantly, why you believe it.)
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To: Arlis
Until the success of marriage (divorce) rate exceeds 50%, this may not be a bad proposition.

The divorce rate has never approached 50%. That's one of those stats that someone made up and it just gets repeated over and over.

22 posted on 07/08/2014 5:29:01 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: SMGFan
“We have the opportunity to match people with a person who complements them, as well as is similar in important ways,” said Dr. Pepper Schwartz...

I'm a Pepper, he's a Pepper,
She's a Pepper, we're a Pepper,
Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too?
Be a Pepper. Drink Dr Pepper.

23 posted on 07/08/2014 5:57:20 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: wyowolf
even today a lot of Indian marriages are based on this. I mean there is some interaction, but mostly the parents want to make sure your not some loser, that you have a job , good family history etc... like you said good and bad.

I have several acquaintances who are Hindu. It's striking that the one love match has worked out well and the children are a success. The arranged marriage is a disaster, and the kid is jailbait, which is unusual for a Hindu family. Then again, this is just anecdotal.

I think people should "arrange" their own marriages; courting seriously with an eye to marriage, and looking at those important marital issues before getting sexally involved. That is what well-off people always did before the advent of birth control and "free" sex (trust me; every fig leaf has a price tag).

24 posted on 07/08/2014 6:01:23 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Albion Wilde

Being married to an Indian, love marriage, I have noticed a few things. Most of the first generation rich go that way by hard work, but the kids are given nearly everything. I do not think they have that same entrepreneurial spirit their parents have.

My wife’s sister is arraigned marriage, she had tried to find a partner on her own and didnt work out. the guy she is married to now, Arraigned, is just the best guy i know, hard working, loving, kind... great father. So i guess it just depends... btw they are Catholics... not that it really matters but her family is VERY religious.


25 posted on 07/08/2014 6:37:41 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: maddog55

More dumb ass reality shows that are anything but reality.

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Cheap to produce and people watch them. Why? I have no idea.

the commercials on tv seem to let me know that the success of duck dynasty is spawning a whole new genre of redneck/hillbilly reality shows.

Great. so the rednecks go ‘hell yea!’ and the non-redneck population goes ‘I told you they were nothing but a bunch of dumba$$ hicks out in the sticks’.


26 posted on 07/08/2014 6:44:15 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Straight Vermonter

Ok, I can believe that.

So then, what is it in actuality?


27 posted on 07/08/2014 6:54:54 AM PDT by Arlis
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To: wyowolf
btw they are Catholics... not that it really matters but her family is VERY religious.

I think the RCC does a good job with its pre-marital classes. That is where the Protestant churches have fallen down, big time.

28 posted on 07/08/2014 7:13:53 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: SMGFan

What a truly appalling concept. It makes a complete mockery of marriage and for what? Money? Sixty seconds of fame on some unwatched cable channel?


29 posted on 07/08/2014 7:24:13 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Albion Wilde

Not being a Catholic it was a different experience... I had to “convert”... the process was interesting to say the least... i thought the questions were strange, Had I ever sinned... duh!

I also had to “gift” a bottle of scotch and a microphone for the church... i didnt mind. :)


30 posted on 07/08/2014 7:27:15 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: SMGFan

What kind of parents name their child “Carrion”?


31 posted on 07/08/2014 7:30:03 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Dr. Pepper Schwartz


Worst

Porn

Name

EVER!


32 posted on 07/08/2014 7:30:18 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Arlis
Apparently closer to 20-25%
33 posted on 07/08/2014 8:04:18 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

If true, that’s nothing short of amazing.......


34 posted on 07/09/2014 12:24:02 AM PDT by Arlis
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