When it's time to get married, well, some people just do it. The couples on Married At First Sight just do it in front of more cameras in tow than usual.
The docuseries is set in Dallas for its seventh season, which premieres at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, on Lifetime. A matchmaking special will air at 7.
Six North Texas singles are looking for love, and the show obliges by setting them up. No dates, though; the altar is the first place that these people will meet, leading to three married couples that get to play out their honeymoon phase for the world.
Psychologist Dr. Jessica Griffin, sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz and marriage counselor Pastor Calvin Robertson play matchmakers for the series. The couples get several weeks together before they have to decide to stay or go.
Meet the couples.
Mia and Tristan
Mia Bally, right, grew up in Plano. She's 29 and a human resources partner for an airline. Her parents have been married for 37 years. Bally went to Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. She's on the show "after exhausting all dating options," according to a MAFS press release. She is looking for a match of "a kind man who understands unconditional love and is ready to commit."
Tristan Thompson (no, not the one who is involved with Khloe Kardashian) is a former UNT basketball player who also played for the semi-professional Austin Spurs. He's 29 and owns a tutoring center. He looks at his grandparents' relationship of 65 years as a model. He's "ready to get married at first sight and experience a loving relationship with his soulmate."
Amber and Dave
Amber Martorana, left, is a senior division order analyst. She's 36 and has struggled "to find love the conventional way." She's looking for her "happily ever after."
Dave Flaherty, originally from California, is now a partner at a financial firm in Dallas. He's 37. The former basketball player is searching for "a woman of substance."
Danielle and Bobby
Danielle Bergman, who grew up in Washington, is an account executive at a software company. She is 30. Her parents, who have been together for 40 years, don't believe in divorce; "when she decided to get married at first sight, she knew whe was going to be in it for the long haul."
Bobby Dodd (not that Bobby Dodd, college football coach, and stadium) grew up outside of Dallas. His parents' 34 years of marriage inspired the 27-year-old project manager "to be romantic, chivalrous and always strive to make his partner happy." Dodd's online search for a match didn't work, so he "hopes the Married At First Sight relationship experts will find him the woman of his dreams."