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    mak_trouble891
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    Not sure if many people are watching this, but I was curious as to peoples thoughts on the TV show and its concept. I have been watching it since it started.. but what do you think, can science predict the love and marriage outcomes of people?

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    #109543
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    I don’t think the show is really matching people based on science. It’s all drama! Matching a girl who’s insecure about her body with a man that’s superficial – doesn’t sound based in science to me! I don’t think that science can do much in the way of predicting love. There’s a lot of socialised aspects that I’m not sure science would cover. I personally liked Seven Year Switch a bit more – the couples they switched with were more similar. 

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    #109544
    NickiPower
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    It’s interesting @mak_trouble891 when the first season had couples that seemed more compatible, I think there’s one couple that remained married and are having a baby! Now look at the recent season, 3 couples broke up before the end of the show. Perhaps now it’s just about ratings. 

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    #109545
    RoseHill
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    I love this show – its a bit of a guilty pleasure! I studied social psychology in undergrad so I’m really fascinated by all of the scientific dimensions that they match the couples by! I think it has a lot of merit, I think you can tell the couples get along really well and that their personality traits are matched really closely which is cool. Although I totally agree with you @Aunt_Flo there is waaaaay too much drama for it to be actual science. Its also not a very natural environment to be doing it on TV.. no wonder the couples dont stay together, it would be hard with all the pressure and drama and media attention. I would love to see them do a legitimate social experiment like this!!!

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    #109546
    mak_trouble891
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    I agree totally @NickiPower and @Rosehill. I definitely think the first season was more focused on actual science-based matching whereas this season was more about the drama and ratings (and I definitely watched it for the drama lol). @RoseHill it’s interesting, you mention the influence of T.V, a natural environment and the pressures of media. I wonder if an experiment like this was to take place without cameras and television, if it would be more or less successful?

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    #109547
    NickiPower
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    @mak_trouble891 Have you ever watched the UK show Love Island? Don’t see it being picked up here for a local version (we get the UK one) but it’s certainly full of action, arguments and love! 😉

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    #109548
    mak_trouble891
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    Lol I definitely have @NickiPower. There is another show I enjoy watching on SBS call ‘Adam looking for Eve’, have you seen it? It’s a naked dating show, where three people are left on an island to see which two ‘fall in love.’ It’s interesting to see how the people react when they can’t hide behind their clothes.  

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    #109549
    NickiPower
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    @mak_trouble891 No I haven’t seen that SBS show but someone else was also telling me about it. That’s pretty intense, but yes would be interesting when it’s all laid out bare! 

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    #109550
    mak_trouble891
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    It is definitely intense, I am not sure if I could do it, it definitely would be confronting.

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