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Meet the experts from NZ's Married At First Sight

With their identities finally revealed we had them share their top tips on how to find, grow and nurture love.

It’s been a global sensation – and here in New Zealand, we’ve been glued to our screens watching overseas versions of the reality TV series Married At First Sight. And now, there’s a brand-new Kiwi series of the hit show starting on TV3 on October 1st.
As the formula goes, two singles are matched together by experts, and the first time they lay eyes on each other is when they’re walking down the aisle. If you’re wondering just what kind of person would be interested in doing this, the answer is: a lot. Over 4000 Kiwis put themselves forward for the New Zealand version of the social experiment and you have to ask yourself, well, why?
NEXT magazine sat down with the two experts from the show - Dr Pantea “Pani” Farvid, Senior Lecturer at AUT University, Department of Psychology and Tony Jones, a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and a fully registered teacher with New Zealand Teachers Council - to have a frank discussion about what makes a good relationship, what are the key things needed for attraction and the unexpected relationship test that can be a deciding factor in your own life.
Here, they talk about the five languages of love, the three stages of a relationship and what makes us attracted to someone.

The three stages of a relationship

What makes us attracted to someone

To find out more and read their full interview, make sure you pick up the latest copy of NEXT magazine.

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