LOVE TAKES A LEAP OF FAITH
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.”