Love at first sight is a common movie trope that happens when two people are bound to be together forever, but would you honestly be ready to make a lifetime commitment right on the spot?
That's what Married at First Sight wanted to find out, and most people were surprised at the results!
In the first season, six people were introduced and put into an unlikely, intimate position. They were matched based on relationship experts and agreed to get married as soon as they met their new partners.
They got to have a honeymoon, and then spent two months living together as a married couple, the real test of any marriage.
At the end of the two months, they had to decide if they would continue to remain married, or to file for divorce. Here are the couples who took a chance on each other, explaining how they made it work!
Cortney Hendrix & Jason Carrion
Cortney and Jason met on the pilot season of Married at First Sight and they haven't looked back. Like any marriage, they have met with peaks and valleys in their time together, but it's what they offer each other that means the most.
For Cortney, it was the way her husband lays down his life for others as a firefighter, and his loving personality.
For Jason, it came down to realizing his priorities. "I had to take a step back and re-evaluate what was most important in my life—my wife," he said.
Jamie Otis & Doug Hehner
This couple had a rocky start on the show, but quickly came to discover exactly what they loved about each other. For them, love was held together by honesty and understanding.
"True love grows over time," Jamie explained. "It's okay if you're not smitten with each other from the get-go."
Doug agrees, and looks for new ways to love his wife everyday. It's not difficult, as they have welcomed a beautiful baby girl into their lives and work together to raise it with compassion.
While not all relationships on the show have worked out, the ones that have prove that it is not the length of time you and your partner have shared together, it's the depth of commitment.