As regular viewers of “Married at First Sight” can attest, the lack of chemistry between Alyssa and Chris was awkward to watch. While the 35-year-old realtor was a walking heart eye emoji for his new wife, calling her “beautiful” on their wedding day, Alyssa’s initial take on her new groom fell flat. As she tells it, that “first sight” aspect of their marriage was absolutely crucial.
“Physical attraction is important to me,” she explained. “Especially when you’re marrying a stranger who you know nothing about. I want that initial attraction to be clear … anyone who says that [physical attraction] isn’t important is most likely not being honest.” Having a big heart requires measures to protect yourself from hurt, but it can also mean understanding the potential heartbreak of another and avoiding deception — even if the truth hurts in doing so.
Whether Alyssa has taken this course of action with Chris is up for debate. One thing’s for sure, she’s still open to love. “Since I haven’t found my person yet, I have to continue to take that chance in order to find the person I’m supposed to be with,” she explained. “Honestly, I’m not sure if I can take another heartbreak again after the last one. But, I’m willing to do anything to find my person.”
Keep track of Alyssa’s pursuit to find her person on “Married at First Sight,” Wednesdays on Lifetime.