Two brand-new seasons of Married at First Sight

First comes love, then comes marriage … well not in Married at First Sight where singles meet for the first time at the altar. This month DStv viewers can watch the pre-wedding jitters and post-marriage domestics in season two of MAFS New Zealand and season four of the Australian edition.

It’s wedding season as the wildly popular social experiment, Married at First Sight, returns to our screens this March. In the Kiwi edition of the show, 12 singletons are paired by relationship experts, putting their hearts on the line for a chance at true love. MAFS Australia has ramped up its programming with double the trouble as 10 couples wed. Last season only five couples met at the altar. Find out who will get their hearts broken and who will find their happy ending.

True love in New Zealand

In season one, happy-go-lucky Brett and Angel wowed the world when they fell head-over-heels in love with each other. Could the show format actually work? This August they’ll be celebrating their third wedding anniversary. In season two, after first laying eyes on each other at their wedding, the six Kiwi couples travel to Bali for their honeymoon, before living together for six weeks. And viewers get to watch every awkward moment as they navigate this unchartered territory with a literal stranger.

Cringe-worthy moments in the Aussie edition

The drama is dialled up to the max in season four of the Aussie version of the reality series. For starters, the contestants include a single mom, a male stripper, a divorcee, two blonde twins and a runaway bride. Juicy right? And the excitement doesn’t end there. Not only do you get to watch all the awkward firsts, but the new format includes dinner parties where the couples mingle. And sometimes attraction doesn’t adhere to matrimonial rules. Find out who crosses the line.


Sage advice from Dan

Over two months, these new relationships are put through what most couples experience over the course of one year. There will be good matches and terrible matches and not everyone will make it to the final commitment ceremony. What’s the recipe for success? Dan, a 30-year-old electrician who stars in MAFS New Zealand reckons “you've just got to concentrate on the relationship you've got, and don't worry about all the BS with everybody else."

Married at First Sight New Zealand S2 starts on Tuesday 24 March on Lifetime (131) at 20:05

Married at First Sight Australia S4 starts on Friday 27 March on Lifetime (131) at 20:05

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