Here's what happened when I filled out the MAFS application form
If you haven’t seen yet, applications for Married At First Sight season seven have officially opened.
Want to be the next Ines, Elizabeth, Sam, Jess or Dan? Now’s your chance.
Well, being the nosy bugger I am, I decided to check out what goes into becoming a potential MAFS star and filled out the application form.
And now here I am, spilling all the tea for you.
Before filling out the application, they have an introduction page which takes you through the “rules of entry”.
There’s some pretty specific guidelines for those who can apply – luckily, I meet them all.
All applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and must be over 25 (aka millennials and above).
Oh, and be “single and genuinely looking for love”. Has this “love” rule just been brought in?
But the biggest humdinger of them all is you need to be available for filming for five months. That’s right, five.
“If selected for the show you will need to be available for filming from August to December 2019,” the rules state.
What about my job? And paying rent? And bills? This better be worth it for love.
The application is split into three sections: basic questions, personal questions (note they are extremely personal) and a photo and video upload.
The basic questions portion includes simple details like your name, date of birth, gender, etc. However, it also asks you for your occupation, height and weight – that’s already pretty personal in my humble opinion.
Alas, I gave them the juicy deets to move on to stage two, and this is where the fun begins.
First off in the “personal” questions section they ask you a lot about your love life which, for me, is non-existent.
I needed to divulge the “challenges” I have faced on my quest for “true love”, and why exactly I’m looking for love.
TBH, there’s not much to it.
Then you’re asked you to get pretty deep about yourself divulging details about your upbringing, what your current living situation is and how you would describe yourself.
Moving on, I then had to tell the MAFS peeps about my passions – e.g. wine, food and Netflix.
I also had to list three interesting and unexpected things about myself, which I definitely think would make for great television.
I then had to detail what I do spare time and what a typical wild Saturday looks like for me – which, again, would make for some fantastic television.
Then we move onto the relationship nitty gritty.
Do I have any children? Nope.
Do I want kids? At this stage I have no clue, but I ticked ‘2’ just for fun.
Going slightly off-track with the relationship and kiddie questions, they asked for all my social handles. Presumably to stalk the living daylights out of me – go ahead MAFS producers.
The application then asked me a series of questions about what I’m looking for in a partner and what my current relationship status is.
I mean, it’s pretty simple.
The partner criteria questions continue. (Side note, from my answers you’ll probably be able to gage I really like a good G&T.)
I was then asked if I am open to marriage, had ever been in love or if I have been engaged. Well… just see below.
Moving swiftly on, the application then asks you to answer a series of questions about how you’ve previously tried to find love, if you’re lonely, romantic gestures you’ve made and previous breakups.
I was then asked to disclose what my health is like, any allergies and any cosmetic procedures. It made me wonder how long the list is for some people…
Making sure they’ve got all bases covered, you need to detail any television shows you’ve applied for and been on before, as well as if you’ve appeared in the media.
Then we arrive at the crime section, which is where I’m sure my potential entertainment value really dropped.
Just when you think the application seems never ending, you reach the end… of stage two.
This is where they’ll try to get you to spill one last drop of tea about yourself – not sure how I did.
Finally you reach stage three, where you’re asked to upload a close up photo of yourself, a full body shot of yourself and a one minute video.
For my photo choices I went with these bad boys:
For my video, I decided to drop a bit of spice into my application, opting for Rihanna and Drake to do the talking (or singing…) for me instead. I hope the producers enjoyed a bit of a boogie to ‘Work’.
And that was that – signed, sealed and submitted.
I’m now officially in the running to be on MAFS season seven – I received a confirmation email and everything.
Not going to hold my breath though, I understand there may be some people who will be slightly more entertaining that yours truly.
Nonetheless, I’ll be sure to keep everyone updated on my quest for love.
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