'Married at First Sight' Season 12: Meet Clara and Ryan, Chris and Paige and rest of the cast of Lifetime's show

The social experiment is led by experts Dr Viviana Coles, Dr Pepper Schwartz and Pastor Calvin Roberson, who are collectively responsible for matching couples based on their applications


                            'Married at First Sight' Season 12: Meet Clara and Ryan, Chris and Paige and rest of the cast of Lifetime's show
'Married at First Sight' sneak peek (Lifetime)

Marriage is in itself a gamble and the odds of losing at it spikes exponentially when you're walking down the aisle for a stranger, whose face and name you do not know. In that regard, the men and women on Lifetime's 'Married At First Sight' are quite the bravehearts.

The social experiment is in its 12th season and led by experts Dr Viviana Coles, Dr Pepper Schwartz and Pastor Calvin Roberson, who are collectively responsible for matching couples based on their applications. This year, the showrunners scoped in on Atlanta and zeroed in on five couples. Read on to know more about them. 

Clara and Ryan

Ryan and Clara (Lifetime)

The 27-year-old Clara is coming from a failed relationship while 29-year-old Ryan has seen and been inspired by his father's commitment to being a good husband and father. They may seem mismatched at first, but there are chances that this little dissimilarity could glue them together. She wants to begin the next chapter of her life and has grown out of the dating scene while he is ready for marriage.

Hayley and Jacob

Jacob and Hayley (Lifetime)

The 28-year-old Haley has trust issues while 38-year-old Jacob wants a "deep and meaningful" relationship. On the surface, this looks like a marriage that could work unless they have very different goals. He is almost hitting 40 and wants kids, Haley has a couple of years until she is 30. There's a possibility she wouldn't want kids early in their marriage but that's a story we will have to wait and watch out for.

Paige and Chris

Paige and Chris (Lifetime)

Twenty-five-year old Paige comes from a family that is known for its many divorces. She wants to break that "generational curse" and go on to have a successful marriage. She enjoys a stable career and purchased a house when she was only 22. An independent woman who is also looking at a stable marriage — will Chris be able to handle that? Given his preferences in life, looks like he would turn out to be quite the husband because he was "raised by pastors, his faith runs deep and he firmly believes in the power of prayer.

Briana and Vincent

Vincent and Briana (Lifetime)

The 27-year-old Vincent didn't lose hope when the last girl he wanted to marry didn't return his feelings. Instead, he took it as a learning and moved on to find the woman of his dreams. Is that Briana? The 28-year-old is done with dating and ready for a soulmate. She is thrilled that the experts on 'MAFS' are able to assist her in the process.

Virginia and Erik

Virginia and Erik (Lifetime)

The 26-year-old Virginia may not have had a good experience, relationship-wise, but she has not let it deter her. She's stronger than ever and cannot wait to say "I do" to her stranger husband. Even though she admits to having a tendency to self-sabotage, it seems she is ready for what's to come. Meanwhile, Erik comes with a baggage of his own. He's 34 and has been married before. He is not looking for perfection but is very prepared for the next chapter.  

Catch all the new episodes of 'Married at First Sight' Season 12 when it premieres on January 13, Wednesday, on Lifetime starting 8/7c. For more information, check your local listings.M

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