• Kiss Bang Love

    ‘Can a Single Kiss Determine the Potential for True Love?’ Executive Producer Sam Dean Shares Insight on “Kiss Bang Love”

    Production company Kinetic Content has teamed up with FYI Network to bring viewers another radical social experiment, “Kiss Bang Love”. This awkward, yet very intriguing concept gives singles yet another unconventional way of meeting their possible soulmate. The question begs, when you take the physicality out of the equation, what role does chemistry play in the connecting of people? From the show’s concept to hygiene, to protocol, I’ve got a behind-the-scenes look at “Kiss Bang Love” in this exclusive interview with executive producer, Sam Dean.  Can you share the concept behind #KissBangLove?   Many believe that kissing is not only a lot of fun, but also serves a purpose in mate selection…

  • Seven Year Switch

    Seven Year Switch – Identifying and Aligning With Relationship Struggles

    As I safely tuck away the memories…good and bad of 2016, I resolve to live, laugh, love and learn more in 2017. I resolve to be a better wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend…and blogger. As a lifelong learner, I continually seek ways to gain knowledge. Through it’s innovative and inventive programming, production company Kinetic Content provides me the opportunity to grow in my relationships while getting my reality TV fix. Watching “Seven Year Switch” on FYI is one of those opportunities.  In this docu-series, eight people agree to pair up with experimental spouses and participate for an intense two weeks in a series of expert-guided activities and exercises called switch…

  • Married at First Sight

    Married at First Sight S:4 E:15 Marriage Requires Forgiveness and Yes…Change!

    Season 4 of FYI’s “Married at First Sight” was a success with two couples choosing to stay married. Although the experts used scientific data to match them, the real work of marriage is just beginning. So what advice would I give them after 37 years of marriage? First of all, it’s a challenge to meld two lives into one. It’s easier when you realize that you can’t change your partner, rather you can only change the way you respond to them.During our struggles I had to ask myself, what is it about our relationship that brings out the best and worst in me? What do I do that brings out the best or…

  • Married at First Sight

    Married at First Sight S:4 E:14 Compromise for the Win!

    With the six week FYI social experiment “Married at First Sight”  coming to an end, the individuals agonized over one of the most difficult decisions of their lives…whether to stay married or get a divorce. In the end, all four committed to giving their relationship a chance beyond six weeks, in the absence of cameras. This is not a decision any one of them took lightly. It’s the one time they had to examine what is best for them individually. In contrast, many decisions in marriage require two people. That can be a challenge when each person brings their own unique set of thoughts, ideas and values. As the couples start to live their lives…

  • Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    Married at First Sight Season 4: Why Derek Schwartz Chose to Stay Married

    Derek Schwartz and Heather Seidel of the FYI hit, “Married at First Sight” were a good match on paper with similar likes and ideas. But despite that fact, Seidel chose to end their marriage after just 10 short days. While fans were disappointed, no one felt the sting of rejection more than Schwartz. I had an opportunity to catch up with him and learn about his journey.Schwartz admitted the concept of marrying a stranger was unexpected. “I was totally surprised when I was first contacted to do the show. I got a message on a social media site saying they’d like to talk on the phone.”Although initially reluctant, the idea eventually took…

  • Married at First Sight

    Married at First Sight S:4 E:1 Wedding Preparations

    The first episode of “Married at First Sight“ Season 4 on FYI brought renewed excitement and hope for successful matches and marriages. The experts this season, sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz, relationship expert Rachel DeAlto and marriage guidance counselor, Pastor Calvin Roberson, traveled to the culturally diverse city of Miami. After a grueling process of weaning over 33,000 applicants down to under 200, they finally chose six people to be married at first sight. Tonight was all about getting to know the six singles and why they were matched. Here is what we learned: Nick an honest and kind man loves his job of managing vacation rentals a recent loss has put his life…

  • Married at First Sight

    Married At First Sight Season 4 – Getting to Know the Singles

    Production company Kinetic Content and FYI have given us a fresh start in season 4 of “Married at First Sight“. With the new location of Miami, a  diverse group of singles and the addition of two new experts, Pastor Calvin Roberson and communications expert Dr. Rachel DeAlto along with sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwarz, there is renewed excitement. Loyal viewers have hope that this edgy social experiment can have the happy ending they saw with Jason & Cortney and Doug & Jamie on season 1.Let’s meet four of the singles this season. Derek Schwartz Derek is 35 years old and lives in Miami, FL. He was raised by a single mother and is the younger…

  • #BlackLove,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    Monet Bell Talks Life After Married At First Sight and New Series #BlackLove

    Viewers watched in despair as Monet Bell and Vaughn Copeland struggled on season 1 of FYI’s Married at First Sight, ultimately, deciding to divorce. Although a year has passed, the transition from married to single life has not been an easy one. Tonight, Monet will appear again on our screens in the new FYI hit series, #BlackLove.What has Monet’s life been like and what can we expect from #BlackLove? I’ve got the scoop. What was your life like after your split with Vaughn Copeland on Married at First Sight? It was difficult from the standpoint of dealing with the TV exposure. I made the decision to share my romantic life with the world. It’s not…

  • Married at First Sight

    Married At First Sight The First Year S:2 E:7 Slap in the Face

    The last episode before the mid-season break of Married At First Sight The First Year on FYI leaves viewers in turmoil. Jason has great angst about his decision to contact his father and half-sister, Neph is struggling to commit to Jasmine and Jamie can’t seem to leave her ex in the past and focus solely on Doug. How will this all turn out? Unfortunately, we’ll be in for a long wait…hanging off of a cliff…by the skin of our nails…holding our breath… Jason and CortneyFirst and foremost in Jason’s mind this week, is finding his father and half-siblings. A quick search on the internet brings up so many unanswered questions. How does…

  • Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    Cortney Hendrix – Transformed on Married At First Sight – The First Year

    It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since I first interviewed Cortney Hendrix from FYI‘s Married at First Sight. What a journey it’s been. We’ve seen her go from the sweet, joyous wonder of falling in love with Jason, to the inner struggle to find happiness in the first season of Married At First Sight -The First Year, to the strong and confident woman who is a rock in their marriage today. The transformation she’s made right before our eyes, is nothing less than remarkable. What caused Cortney to go from pure bliss to the path of despair? How did she overcome her struggle to find happiness? What has made…