There is no doubt, the dating scene has become very superficial.

People look on-line for the perfect partner and are chiefly driven by outward appearance.  We want someone to marry who looks a certain way.  Perhaps we even have a ‘type’.  Once we like the look of the person then we feel able to contact them, talk and finally to meet.  We are hoping the personality will be just as attractive as their appearance.  However, this approach does not appear to be working that well.  And so enter the dating reality shows – ‘Married at First Sight’ (Channel 4) and ‘Love is Blind’ (Netflix) – just to name two.

Both programmes offer a different approach to dating.

‘Married at First Sight’  uses a panel of three experts with backgrounds in psychology, psychotherapy, anthropology and theology who match couples according to their likes, dislike