'MAFS' Season 16: Meet business coach Christopher Thielk who can't wait to get married to a stranger

'MAFS' Season 16: Meet business coach Christopher Thielk who can't wait to get married to a stranger
Christopher Thielk has struggled to create significant connections after moving to Nashville from Chicago (LinkedIn/christopher-thielk-62308059)

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: 'Married at First Sight' is a popular reality TV show on Lifetime. The popular program will return for Season 16 in the new year, with Nashville-based singles marrying absolute strangers to see if they can start a new life together.

'Married at First Sight' returns to the state of Tennessee for its sixteenth season, where 10 individuals will embark on a 23-episode journey to meet the prospective loves of their lives. As is customary, the pair will marry a stranger, travel to their honeymoon destinations, and then live together as husband and wife. After the 8-week social experiment closes, each newlywed must face the harsh reality of their marriage status and make a life-changing decision — stay married and begin a future together, or divorce and go their own ways. So, who is Christopher Thielk, starring in 2023's new season of the Lifetime series?

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Nicole and Christopher in 'MAFS' Season 16 (Lifetime)
Nicole and Christopher in 'MAFS' Season 16 (Lifetime)

Who is Christopher Thielk in 'Married at First Sight' Season 16?

Since arriving in Nashville from Chicago, Christopher Thielk, 36, has struggled to create significant connections, discovering that the women he has dated aren't seeking something serious. Christopher is hopeful that 'Married at First Sight' can help him find a companion who is as eager to get married as he is.

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Christopher is an Experienced Area Manager and business consultant with a documented history of working in the food sector, according to his LinkedIn profile. He is proficient in Microsoft Word, Retail, Sales, Customer Service, and Team Building. He identifies himself as a strong sales professional with an Eastern Illinois University Master's Degree in Sports Administration.

Christopher presently works as a Senior Business Coach at DSP AMXL for Amazon. He previously worked at Jimmy John's for nearly 8 years. He was also a member of the Auditor's team in the Costco Wholesale department, where his responsibilities ranged from screening truck drivers into the warehouse to evaluating all day and weekly paperwork. However, his first work was as a painter with New Spectrum Decorators. He was with them for nearly three years.

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Eastern Illinois University awarded Christopher a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management. He also earned a master's degree in sports administration from the same university. He is passionate about a variety of causes, including animal welfare, education, health, human rights, and disaster and humanitarian relief.

According to the teaser posted by the 'Married at First Sight' Instagram account, the Libra man appears to be highly hopeful about how the show brings together couples for a trial marriage. He was seen telling his other cast members that he is in this because he has tried everything else and nothing has worked. When he found out he had been chosen for 'MAFS,' he uninstalled all of his dating apps, stating "it felt good." His pal can be heard telling the camera that Chris is already in love with the stranger he is going to marry, since he sounded very invested in the idea of getting married.

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'Married at First Sight' Season 16 will premiere on Lifetime on January 4, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT. Fans can find out more by checking their local listings. If a viewer misses an episode, they can watch it online at the official website.

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