Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Will Science Conquer All in Search for Love? PICK OF THE DAY Married at First sightChannel 4, 9pm

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Will Science Conquer All in Search for Love? PICK OF THE DAY Married at First sightChannel 4, 9pm

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Byline: today's tv With Sara Wallis

AST year we all watched aghast as this TV show paired off complete strangers to get married.

LThe idea behind this lunacy was that science can help us fall in love (cue dramatic eye rolling).

So a panel of experts came together to match volunteers into couples.

And lo and behold, of the three couples chosen to get wed, they have all since split up. We are shocked to our very core.

But not to be defeated, the show is back for a second round, hoping that love, sorry I mean science, will conquer all.

Nearly 3,500 people volunteered this time - many of whom it seems are in their 20s, which begs the question, have they really given bog-standard dating a chance? Nevertheless, they claim to be disillusioned with online dating and tired of a failing love life, so they are putting their future in the hands of experts.

The panel are psychologist Mark Coulson, sex and relationship therapist Jo Coker, evolutionary anthropologist (no, me neither) Dr Anna Machin, and Nick Devenish, a Church of England vicar. …

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