The new season of Married at First sight is just around the corner, with the first episode starting on January 31st (see an explosive preview in the video above).
Brides and grooms for season 9 have been revealed and we have already got a sneak peek at the personalities to emerge.
Stream each section of Married at First sight free on 9Now.
In an exclusive interview with 9Entertainment, we dug a little deeper to get to know one of our new brides, Ella.
Ella is a 27-year-old cosmetologist from Victoria and is described as “hot, edgy and covered in tattoos”.
While it may be hard to believe, Ella has not been in a relationship for nine years and has discovered a theme with most of the dates she has been on.
“I tend to pay for most of the dates I go on,” she told 9Entertainment.
Ella does not go on a date and expects someone to pay for her, but believes that if a man wants to impress her, he will offer to pay “at least for the first couple”.
She revealed that she usually just raises her hand to pay before the conversation about who pays “gets awkward”.
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And it seems like a recurring theme for Ella that happens “many times” before.
“Looking back on my entire dating life, I’m probably paid for more dates than ever before,” she said.
The idea that men should always pay for the first date has changed with modern dating where more women either want to pay for themselves or share the bill.
And Ella has no problem being the one to pay, saying, “I can be an alpha female, and I can take control, and I do not bother to do that.”
But after a while, if she continues to pay for each date, it can become a turn-off and make her question what she is getting out of it.
“I want them to come back in other ways, but most of my experience has not really been like that,” she said.
“If a guy likes you, you want to know about it, and if he wants to show you that he’s interested, you know about it … but in these cases, it’s clear they’re not interested.”
Despite some problems in her previous dating life, Ella loves love and is ready to find someone who will be her best friend and biggest fan. As someone who is extremely loyal and faithful, she wants a partner to live life with and is done with men who can not commit.
And from the sneak peeks below, Ella is happy with her match.
Married at First Sight returns Monday, January 31, 2022 at. 19.30 on Channel 9 and 9 Nu. Catch up every episode of MAFS for free on 9Now.