'Married at First Sight': Who are Clara and Ryan? Fans believe this interracial couple won't make the cut
Ryan and Clara don't quite seem like a match made in reality TV heaven and fans are calling them out on it
The latest season of 'Married At First Sight' is here and fans have officially been introduced to five new couples. Right off the bat, fans are questioning the matchmaking on the show, seeing that even before the meeting, some couples look like they're doomed to fail and we aren't even talking about the ones hiding secrets.
But before we go into what might be future drama, the series has also finally gone and given fans its first interracial couple. Enter Ryan, a project manager at a software company who is looking to settle down. Ryan, who grew up in a very small town was one of the only few Black people in his school. He says he's been in interracial relationships before, however, one encounter with a random stranger who remarked how his relationship with his then-girlfriend was wrong left a sour taste in his mouth. He claims he tries not to let bigoted thoughts and opinions like that get to him and is hoping to find someone he can build a life with, seeing that he's worked hard to get where he is at.
Clara, on the other hand, who works as a flight attendant is tired of frat boys and old men hitting on her. She is done with the dating scene ever since one of her dates showed up drunk, proceeded to drink more, throw up and then show her an album of his ex's dog - talk about rough. She is on the show hoping to find something real and stable.
While the couple seems like they could possibly make it work, fans think they're doomed to fail. For starters, Twitter was NOT pleased about Ryan's 'dating preference'. "#mafs #MarriedAtFirstSight Ryan... So you don't date black girls is what you wanna say.. ok cool. Got it.." said one user. "Y'all know Ryan didn't want no B--- nvm. "It taught me a different way to look at the world." .... if that's we're calling it. #mafs #MarriedAtFirstSight" said another, calling him out. Twitter also couldn't get over his odd Mohawk/undercut of sorts. "Ryan out here looking like Phil and lil #mafs #MarriedAtFirstSight".
It's not that Clara had a fan following either. "Clara is basic, but thinks she's all that. She seems loud and exhausting. #MarriedAtFirstSight #MAFS" said one viewer. "I feel like Ryan wants to be married. Clara just wants to have fun. #marriedatfirstsight #MAFS" said another, pointing out that they might not work. "When they were sorting through the “contestants “ - I honestly thought they were going to match Clara and Erik. #MarriedAtFirstSight #mafs" said another, implying that she'd be better off with pilot Erik.
And, in a thirsty plot twist, Twitter seemed way more interested in Ryan's brother, Chad (we kind of agree). "Ryan’s brother fine #MAFS #Marriedatfirstsight" is what one user had to say. "Is Ryan’s brother single? #MAFS" said another. "#MarriedAtFirstSight #MAFS I'm dying! This guy doesn't say anything the entire fitting than swoops in with a "Nah, go with that one. You'll like fly." And Ryan's suit is decided." Said another
#MarriedAtFirstSight #MAFS— Brian Alexander (@TheBrianAlex) January 14, 2021
I'm dying! This guy doesn't say anything the entire fitting than swoops in with a "Nah, go with that one. You'll like fly." And Ryan's suit is decided. 😆😆 pic.twitter.com/hbk5ns9yJs
Do you think Ryan and Clara can make it work? Guess we're just going to have to wait and see.
‘Married at First Sight' airs on Lifetime. For more information, check your local listings.