Married At First Sight Women Season 4 Speak Exclusive
One of our favorite shows on television is Married At First Sight, which returns for a fourth season TONIGHT at 8 PM. We recently caught up with the three new brides to be on the show- Heather Seidel, Sonia Granados, and Lillian Vilchez to talk about their experience this season What did they have to tell us? Read on for details.
Married At First Sight Season 4 Women Speak Exclusive
The following is a Q&A we did with each of the women and their subsequent responses:
Q: What made you want to do the show?
Heather: I have been ready for a long-term relationship and have had a hard time finding a man who was A) a good match for me and B) ready for commitment. I realized this was an extreme risk but I just kept thinking “Why not? What if this actually works out?”
Sonia: I’m getting older and something is wrong with my picker because I ended up with jerks or men who were really into me but unfortunately I wasn’t feeling it. I thought how cool would it be if actual experts matched me with someone based on what I need vs what I want.
Lillian: I wanted to do this show because I truly believed that the experts would find my perfect match. I have not had luck dating in the past and I tried everything. It’s not hard to meet guys in Miami, it’s hard to meet quality guys. I really tried meeting guys and dated a lot, going to bars and clubs, I was set up by my friends, I even tried dating apps like tinder, match.com and bumble and was still unsuccessful. I figured the experts would have a better chance at finding me a man worthwhile than I had on my own.
Q: What did you hope to gain from this show?
Heather: I came into this experiment knowing exactly who I am and what I want. I came into this hoping to be successful and to have personal growth
Sonia: I hoped to come out of the show with my happily ever after. Also, realizing a lot of work had to be done to get there.
Lillian: Happiness. All I ever wanted when I came into the show was the potential of finding the love of my life and creating a happy and loving marriage.
Q: Were you nervous going on a journey like this, especially one that would be so public?
Heather: I have been nervous about the television aspect through the entire process. I am a fairly private person so needless to say, it’s been a challenge for me. I think the only way I actually started the application was bc in the back of my mind I never thought I would be chosen.
Sonia: Of course I was nervous. I feel like when you put your life out there it makes you a target for people to judge you and pass judgement. I was also nervous because Miami is a shallow city.
Lillian: Of course! Who wouldn’t be? I mean I am getting married to a complete stranger in my search for love and I am letting the world in to see the journey, the good and the bad, the pretty and the ugly. It’s really hard to let people in to see your most intimate and private moments – knowing the scrutiny that comes with it makes it even harder, but I put that all aside and constantly reminded myself what the end goal was… and that was finding the man I could potentially spend the rest of my life with.
Q: Have you watched previous seasons of the show? Did that help you with the experience?
Heather: When my friend sent me the advert for the show I hadn’t even heard of it. (Please remember I’m away from home, A LOT, and I don’t have cable.) After continuing to progress through the matchmaking process I did plenty of research about the show and watched a few episodes of season 3 so I could understand the format.
Sonia: I’ve been a fan of the show since the beginning. I don’t think watching it could’ve ever prepared me for what I was going to experience.
Lillian: When I applied to get married at first sight I was a bit iffy about it. I knew the concept and had binge watched the first season which was amazing and was my encouragement to give it a try. I kept watching the next seasons and they didn’t turn out great (which of course worried me) but I also learned that there was a new panel of experts and ultimately that is what helped me through the experience, knowing that the new panel of experts were really trying to find couples that had the potential of becoming great marriages.
Q: What was the hardest part of doing this for you and what was the easiest?
Heather: The hardest part for me honestly was having everything filmed. Setting things up takes time and sometimes it felt labored. Although, I ended up really loving the production crew members and being around them all became a lot of fun. The easiest part was being myself. Anything that people may see of me on the show is genuine, good or bad.
Sonia: The most difficult thing is getting used to the communication style of a stranger. I have bad communication skills so I knew I had to be matched with someone who can help me communicate better and was open because I’m an open book. The easiest thing was that our families got along from the very start and his family is very easy to love.
Lillian: The hardest part I must say was probably the pressure of knowing that we had a huge decision to make at the end of 6 weeks, a lifetime isn’t enough to fully get to know a person and we are supposed to try to do that in 6 weeks!? its crazy!! haha. The easiest part was that I always knew I was 100% committed to this marriage regardless of the outcome. I was going to take the experts advice, do what they told us, and try my hardest.
Q: Anything else you want to add?
Heather: A lot of friends and family have told me how brave I have been to do something like this. I just want to say that life can be short and it moves quickly. I think it’s important to take chances, live a little and to make happiness (or the hope of happiness) at the forefront of life. And that is why I did this. Not because I’m particularly brave, but bc I know what I want and the potential reward was always worth the risk.
Lillian: For anyone who is looking to take this plunge: BE SURE it’s what you really want! This experiment is intended for people looking for love and are ready for marriage, people who are 100% committed to the process and making it work, not for people who give up easily or not willing to put in the effort. A lot more goes into a marriage than walking down the aisle and thinking it’s going to be a fairytale – it takes patience, love, respect, hard work, tears, happy moments, effort, COMMITMENT and tons more!!
It was great talking to the three female stars of the show and we can’t wait to watch the tonight!