The lucky number seventh season of “Married at First Sight” heads to Texas where six Dallas area singles yearning for a life-long partnership agree to a provocative proposal: getting legally married to a stranger the moment they first meet, at the altar. A panel of experts – psychologist Dr. Jessica Griffin, sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz and marriage counselor, Pastor Calvin Roberson, create what they believe are three compatible couples based on scientific matchmaking and continue to counsel and mentor the couples throughout the season. The series captures each couple’s journey as they go from wedding to honeymoon, to early nesting, to the daily struggles of working on their marriage. After several weeks together, each couple must make a decision: do they remain together or decide to divorce?
“Married at First Sight” is produced by Kinetic Content (a Red Arrow Studios Company) for Lifetime. Kinetic Content’s Chris Coelen and Eric Detwiler executive produce. Sam Dean, Kimberly Goodman, Ally Simpson and Jen McClure-Metz also executive produce “Married at First Sight.” Gena McCarthy executive produces the series for Lifetime.
SEASON 7's Participants
MIA BALLY & TRISTAN THOMPSON
Mia Bally Mia is a 29-year-old airline recruiter living in Dallas, TX. Her parents have been married for over thirty years and she has learned a lot about love and commitment by the example set forth by their relationship. As a devout Christian, Mia is very involved with her church, therefore wants to be with someone who values their faith just as much as she does. She is looking for a man who is loyal, has a great sense of humor and strong communication skills. Men with big egos and a track record of being unfaithful need not apply for Mia’s heart as she will not even look their way. Mia has exhausted all dating options and believes that with the experts’ help, she will find a man who can fully commit and one that will be an equal, loving partner.
Tristan Thompson Twenty-nine-year-old Tristan is a business owner living in Dallas, TX. He is a former collegiate and semi-pro basketball player who recently opened up a tutoring center that helps students prepare for college. Although his parents are divorced, Tristan looks up to his grandparents’ sixty-five-year loving relationship as something to strive for in his future. Loyalty, communication and a great sense of humor are the most important qualities he is looking for in a woman. He was raised a strict Baptist and continues to pray and meditate on a daily basis, so he would like for his future wife to share the same religious beliefs. A deal breaker for Tristan is someone who lacks respect for themselves or others. Since his last relationship, Tristan has grown tremendously by learning to accept his imperfections and implementing positive changes in his life. He is confident he will be a great husband and trusts the experts to find him the right woman who he can make a lifelong commitment to.
AMBER MARTORANA & DAVE FLAHERTY
Amber Martorana Amber is a 36-year-old Division Order Analyst living in Dallas, TX. Growing up, Amber’s parents did not have the best marriage and sadly, they ended up getting divorced when she was in her twenties. Because of this, she is very picky and cautious when it comes to dating. Amber is looking for a confident, successful man who is trustworthy, outgoing and kind. She refuses to be with someone who is arrogant and judgmental. A positive attitude is vital to the success of any relationship and her partner must possess this quality. She is tired of dating liars and cheats and feels as if she has exhausted all options in Dallas. She is convinced the experts have what it takes to find her the most compatible match, who she can build an amazing future with.
Dave Flaherty Dave is a 37-year-old senior portfolio manager, living in Dallas, TX. He grew up and attended college in California and now has a great career in finance, where he is a partner in his firm. Dave is looking for someone who is kind, strong-minded, independent, intelligent and loyal. He wants a woman who is outgoing but does not mind staying in some nights cuddling up on the couch and watching a movie. Pushing forty, he never thought he would be the last of his friends to remain a bachelor. He is at a point in his life where he is financially and emotionally ready to settle down and cannot wait to meet his future wife.
DANIELLE BERGMAN & BOBBY DODD
Danielle Bergman Danielle is a 30-year-old account executive living in Dallas, TX. She grew up in Washington State and was raised by her parents who have been together for nearly forty years. After college, she backpacked through Europe in search of real-world experiences and eventually settled in Texas. Danielle is looking for a partner who is motivated, easy going, has a great sense of humor and is someone she can fully trust and confide in. She is ready to hand over her fate to the experts and believes they will successfully find what she feels is missing in her life – a man she can spend the rest of her life with.
Bobby Dodd Growing up in a small country town outside of Dallas, Bobby, 27, was surrounded by loving relationships that would shape the rest of his life. His parents have been married for thirty-four years and their commitment to one another encouraged Bobby to be romantic, chivalrous and always strive to make his partner happy. As Bobby’s life began to change around him – first becoming an uncle and then purchasing his first home, he knew he wanted something more. More than ever, Bobby is ready to get married and start a family of his own. Unlucky in love after pursing the online dating world, Bobby is done trying find ‘the one’ on his own and hopes the experts will find him the woman of his dreams!