Transcript for Couples Get 'Married at First Sight' on New Reality Show
Extreme social experiment generating a lot of buzz asking the question would you marry someone the moment you met them? A promise a brand-new reality show and Abbie Boudreau explains. Reporter: If you've heard of blind dates, but a marriage sight unseen. I'm going to get married. What? Without seeing a person? Reporter: That's the premise of a controversial new reality show on A&E's "FYI: Married at first sight." Willing to marry a complete stranger. To me it's worth it. Reporter: Where the bride and groom say "I do" without meeting until that long walk down the aisle. Are you going to kiss him, slap fives? I don't know. Reporter: Six singles are looking for love. I've been single for the last year and a half. My last one ended six months ago. Reporter: And four relationship experts determined to make lasting matches. Getting these people legally married puts a great deal of pressure on us. Reporter: Married at first sight" is a social experiment to determine if social science can play a role in match making. Reporter: Critics say the show's premise makes a mockery of marriage. My heart goes out to these couples participating on this show. I really feel like they're being duped. The fact that they are starting their lives in this artificial fish bowl is a great, great illustration of really how bad and how far we've gone with television. Reporter: Once the couples are paired they commit to marriage without even knowing each other's first names. This could be the best thing that ever happened to me or pretty much the worst decision I've ever made. Reporter: The show documents each couple for the next five weeks. I don't trust you. What's wrong? What is your problem. Reporter: They then make the big decision. Do you what want to stay far married or get a divorce.
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