The new season of Married At First Sight is being called the most ‘controversial’ yet. 

And according to the show’s executive producer, John Walsh, a whopping 10,000 people applied to be on the show this year. 

In an article for 9Honey, John also revealed why singletons are turning to reality TV as a last resort after disappointing experiences on Tinder.

‘If love is a battlefield then the weapons of choice are the dating apps: Tinder, Bumble, Plenty of Fish, Happn, Coffee Meet Bagels, Grinder, OK Cupid, Hinge and the list goes on,’ John wrote. 

‘It’s not great out there.’

He recalled a horror story of a 28-year-old woman named Sally who auditioned for the show this year, saying that she met up with a guy from Tinder who ended up being in hospital.

The pair hit it off and the man stayed at Sally’s house while recovering. However, once he was feeling better, he returned to his girlfriend. 

John added that chivalry and courtship are fast becoming things of the past thanks to the proliferation of dating apps.

He said that people auditioning for MAFS were desperate to be matched by experts because they’re sick of the modern dating game. 

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