Married at First Sight NZ, season 2: I am not immune to the world of reality T.V.. To prove it I've decided to share my astrological calculations on the singles line-up for the latest MAFSNZ show.
If I were to describe Married at First Sight NZ’s season 2 line-up, I would call it an astrological challenge of the highest degree. I involuntarily cringed when I first looked at the sun signs of all the singles on the show. This was followed quite quickly by a sly smile, knowing that this second season will be as good to watch as the first.
This season’s line-up of singles is dominated by fire signs (most notably Sagittarians) with half of the show’s singles belonging to the element of fire. If you’re wanting to create drama and failed relationships then filling the show with fire signs is the way to do it. So, its safe to say that the match-makers and producers have done their job properly once again. Without drama there’s no show, right?
Let me start on the bulk of the singles: the Sagittarians. As far as commitment goes, this sign is the most commitment-phobic sign in the zodiac. These creatures run free, exploring all options (and bodies), and panic when they feel trapped. I expect to see these Sagittarians have pure moments of terror once the getting-to-know-each-other social phase of their relationships have ended and start to become more serious.
The other element which is heavily present in the line-up are the water signs with two Scorpios, one Pisces and one Cancer. Personally, I take very well to water signs, but when they are mixed with fire signs trouble will brew. Fire is a dominant element, but water tends to have the strength to put out fire without much effort. If we have any fire and water signs matched together there will be a lot of bruised egos, tears and tantrums from both sides.
Admittedly, when it comes to ratings, MAFSNZ season 2 has done a good job at leaving out some of the more boring signs. Geminis are too friendly, Leos are too caring, Virgos are quiet, Capricorns are busy with work, and Aquarians are too peaceful. Maybe this lot will get their time to shine one-day, but for now I’ll be happy to watch this current bunch of singles mix.
All in all, it should be another great second season of Married at First Sight NZ. I just hope the contestants survive whatever the match-makers have done.
Who Would Suit Who?
*Remember there’s a homosexual male match on the show, so I’ve given the men more options than the women here! *
Samuel needs a Taurus or Sagittarian match. With five other singles fitting into one of these signs it makes Samuel one of the lucky singles who will have a better chance of landing an astrological match this season. He is not going to do well with a Scorpio (Dan or Ksenia) or Cancer (Julia) match as Scorpions are too secretive and Cancerians are too emotional for Aries.
Dan needs a Sagittarius, Pisces, Cancer or Taurus match. Along with Ksenia, Dan has the biggest chance of success on this show and the most potential to be fitted with an astrological match. Ksenia herself isn’t a match since she’s of the same sign as Dan, and the two Aries (Sam and Wayne) are also a no-go. The token Libra diplomat of the group, Yuki, would be an okay match for Dan, but their bond would be more friendship based than romantic or sexual. His best match would be Julia or Dave or one of the Sagittarians.
Like Samuel, Wayne needs a Taurus or Sagittarian match, and with four Sagittarians floating around this season there’s a decent chance at romance here. Gareth, Fraser, Ottie and Monique will bring fun and stability to Wayne. On the other hand, Dan, Ksenia and Julia are very ill-fated matches.
Tayler is another single on the show that has limited opportunity to match with a complimentary sun sign. He is the only Earth sign on the show, so has no matching elemental people to cosy up to. His best bet lies in one of the Scorpions, Dan or Ksenia. I expect Tayler to clash with the Sagittarians on the show as well as Yuki. They just won’t be his gig.
The only hope for the Sagittarians on this season of MAFNZ lies in the Aries folk which leaves only Samuel and Wayne as a match. There is a possibility of Yuki (a Libra) being an okay match for Gareth as his fire element and her air element would complement each other, but otherwise there aren’t many options left. Gareth’s worst match would be Cancerian Julia.
Fraser is in the same boat as Gareth, Monique and Ottie as being the sign which has the least options available as far as quality zodiac matches go. Only Samuel and Wayne are a match, with Yuki being a maybe option. Sagittarians will not blend in well with the Pisces (Dave), Taurus (Tayler) and Cancer (Julia) singles on the show.
Dave needs an Aries, Cancer or Scorpio match. His best matches include Samuel, Wayne, Julia, Ksenia and Dan, with Julia or Dan being his ultimate fit. Dave won’t gel well with any of the Sagittarian folk or the airy Libra girl Yuki.
Out of all the options available Yuki’s best chance at a long-term relationship lies with a Scorpio (Dan) or Aries (Samuel) match, although neither of these are what I’d call the ultimate in astrological matches. Yuki will fair particularly badly in a relationship with a Taurus (Dan) or Pisces (Dave). Her chances are so slim on this show that it’ll be painful to watch.
Poor Ottie only has one decent sun sign match on this show. As with all the Sagittarians their only options are the Aries on the show (Wayne and Samuel) …and they’re in limited supply. Ottie will get along with the other Sagittarians but won’t be able to sustain a relationship with one. Tayler and Dave would be the worst matches possible for her.
Ksenia has multiple options and opportunities on this show to match with someone fitting for her. Like Dan, her Scorpion nature would fit well with a Sagittarian, Cancer, Pisces or Taurus match. Dan himself isn’t a good match since he’s also a secretive Scorpion, and Wayne and Samuel’s Arian natures would cause upset for Ksenia. Dave would be her best match followed closely by Tayler, Fraser and Gareth.
As far as the men go Monique’s only chance in finding a lasting relationship would be with the show’s Aries sun signs: Samuel and Wayne. She’ll be battling Ottie for the pleasure though, and there’s only so many Aries men-folk to go around. Like Ottie, Monique’s worst possible matches would be Tayler and Dave.
Julia needs a Scorpio or Pisces match, this leaves Dan or Dave as the only opportunities for her to have a potentially sustainable relationship. Poor Julia is unfortunately ill-matched with Aries and Sagittarius which makes her chances on this show very slim. I would match Julia with Dave as they are both of the water element which makes things easy.