LOVE TAKES A LEAP OF FAITH

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS - By Tif­fany Dunk

AF­TER try­ing – and fail­ing – to find long-last­ing love us­ing con­ven­tional dat­ing meth­ods, 28-year-old Mon­ica, left, fig­ured she may as well give TV ro­mance a try.

Hav­ing pre­vi­ously ap­plied for The Bach­e­lor, she hoped Mar­ried at First Sight would lead to her hap­pily ever af­ter.

“There’s sci­ence be­hind it and [par­tic­i­pants] went through eight or so months of psy­cho­log­i­cal test­ing and per­son­al­ity as­sess­ment,” she says.

“I’m quite an an­a­lyt­i­cal and log­i­cal per­son so that res­onated for me. Some­times it takes an out­sider to tell you some­thing that per­haps you don’t know your­self.”

And while she’s sworn to se­crecy about which of the men on the show she’ll be paired with, Mon­ica says she felt the ex­perts had done their job when she spot­ted her in­tended at the al­tar.

De­spite not hav­ing met her new hus­band, she has faith her wed­ding will work out.

“It felt re­ally nat­u­ral and com­fort­able right from the start … I had a lot of faith there would be a happy end­ing,” she says.

“Peo­ple might think we’re stupid for go­ing on this show – and I don’t re­ally care.

“There were def­i­nitely a lot of mo­ments that chal­lenged me [but] I have no doubts I came out of it hav­ing learnt a lot about my­self.” MAR­RIED AT FIRST SIGHT MON­DAY AND TUES­DAY, 8.40PM, TDT

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