Married at First Sight Season 12, Episode 1: Odds of marital success

Jacob & Haley star in Season 12 of Married at First Sight, airing Wednesday nights at 8/7c on Lifetime. Photo by Courtesy of Lifetime Copyright 2021
Jacob & Haley star in Season 12 of Married at First Sight, airing Wednesday nights at 8/7c on Lifetime. Photo by Courtesy of Lifetime Copyright 2021 /

Which of the five couples on Married at First Sight season 12 will succeed?

We’re back for another season of Married at First Sight! Season twelve has five new couples testing their varying levels of incompatibility and attempting to overcome their past relationship failures. This season there is a new blindfold twist at the altar, making the reveal even more tense.

Will they appreciate one another for who they are? Or are they looking for trophy wives/husbands?

There is much of the same drama as 90 Day Fiance. At its core, Married at First Sight is about looking for perfection while trusting the expert matchmakers. Although, their expertise is often in question. Especially based upon Christina and Hen-bot 3000 last season. Here are the current odds of marital success.

Chris and Paige

Chris should marry his narcissism and let Paige find someone else. Full stop. Owning a Subway does not exactly tilt the scales in his favor when considering a recently called off engagement and a pregnant ex weighing heavily against him.

In order to overcome his significant flaws, he will have to violate restaurant policy and pack considerably more meat than Subway allows, if you catch my drift.

Between his conceited nature, his infatuation with sex like the show is called Hookup at First Sight, and the plain fact that he’s not exactly a stunner, it’s highly unlikely Paige will break the family curse and be the first with a successful marriage.

Odds: 10% chance of success

Virginia and Eric

She has a history of bad relationships and admits to sabotaging things with ex-boyfriends. Considering Eric has already been married once, it sounds like he may have experience with women who enjoy destroying relationships.

Even better, he’s older, with an eight-year age and an emotional age difference. Something tells me he’s not exactly looking to marry an alcoholic sorority girl like Virginia, who thinks going on a reality television show and dry heaving neck deep into a restaurant toilet is the way to make a great impression.

Odds: 20% chance of success

Haley and Jacob

Let’s see, Haley is 28 but looks a few years younger. Meanwhile, Jacob is 38 but looks approximately 45-years old with at least a quarter of his life doing manual labor. Is this Married at First Sight, or a “take your daughter to work”-show? Her complete lack of experience – two relationships in seven years – is probably the primary reason why she is so desperate to get married, and doesn’t exactly make her aggressive in relationships.

This doesn’t exactly bode well since Jacob appears to be introverted and a bit of a stick in the mud. For now, however, I’m giving this high odds because they both want it so much.

Odds: 60% chance of success

Clara and Ryan

My first thought about these two:

Odds: 10% chance of success

Briana and Vincent

Out of all the couples on this season of Married at Frist Sight, these two seem the most level headed. They were obviously paired for the exact same reasons as Miles and Karen were last season. He’s a little more laid back, and she’s a little more serious. Same exact vibes. The primary difference is that Miles wasn’t filmed on-screen flirting with a stripper during the bachelor party. Yikes.

Odds: 70% chance of success

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There you have it, the initial odds of success for the couples on season 12 of Married at First Sight. Do you see something else in any of the couples?

New episodes air Wednesdays on Lifetime at 8/7c.