Total strangers get married in this crazy new TV series

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Tie the knot with someone you just met at the altar. 

That is the premise of a crazy new American reality television show, Married At First Sight, which premiered on Tuesday. 

Billed as an extreme social experiment, all applicants were screened by four experts - a sexologist, a spiritualist, a psychologist and a sociologist - to "scientifically" find the perfect match, reported Daily Mail. 

But the arranged marriages turned out to be less straightforward than thought.

One video on Jezebel showed one bride breaking down right after meeting the groom in a whispered introduction.

"Obviously I wasn't like, 'what a knockout', you know," said delivery nurse Jamie Otis (below) in a voiceover, referring to her lack of physical attraction to her soon-to-be-husband. 

"I'm thinking I just made the worst decision of my life. I'm sorry," she added.

According to The Mirror, there were 625 possible matches but only three made the final cut

The participants, who are all from New York City and struggling to meet the right person, will decide whether to keep their vows after a month of married life. 

Product development manager Monet Bell, 33, said a lack of trust has hampered her past relationships.

"I just felt that there's a lot of us out here looking for (a good partner), but we're moving so quickly you rarely have time to touch another person on a deeper level."

Sources: Daily Mail, Jezebel, The Mirror

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