Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor’ Alum Jamie Otis Marries Doug Hehner on New Reality ShowCupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor’ Alum Jamie Otis Marries Doug Hehner on New Reality Show

By Sanetra Richards

A new reality show is taking the saying “love is blind” to an entirely new level. As revealed by UsMagazine.comBachelor alum Jamie Otis recently married a complete stranger on Married at First Sight. The show includes a line of experts — a sexologist, a spiritualist, a psychologist, and a sociologist — who pair participants with their “ideal” romantic partners. To add to the mystery, the contestants are completely unaware of who their future spouses are until they are introduced at the altar. On Tuesday’s premiere episode, Otis was set to marry software salesman Doug Hehner. Before the nuptials, she was all for finding her soul mate from the experiment — that is, until the moment of truth arrived. “She was freaking out. And it seems like she doesn’t know what’s going on,” the 31-year-old groom said “It was a tense moment.” In the meantime, there were a number of thoughts going through the 27-year-old’s head. “I’m getting married right now to someone I don’t know,” she said in her voice over. “I’m thinking I just made the ‘worst decision of my life’. I am so scared.” Viewers will have to watch next week to see how the rest of their “blind wedding” turned out!

What are some perks to going on a blind date?

Cupid’s Advice:

Going on blind dates may seem kind of taboo in today’s world. However, with the right attitude, you may just find yourself up for the idea. Below, Cupid shares a few benefits that are attached to blind dates:

1. You have no preconceived notions: Typically, when you’re going out with someone for the first time, you already know something about your date, whether it be because you’ve met, talked online, or simply Googled him. But in this case, you probably don’t know anything about your potential partner. Go into the date with an open mind — you never know who you might meet!

Related Link: Why a Blind Date Might Be Good For You

2. You can put your best foot forward: Now is your chance to make a great first impression. The person sitting or standing across from you has no idea what you’re like — they may not even know your last name! So show off your best characteristics and really impress them.

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3. It makes a good story: There are two reactions to the people who go on blind dates: You either laugh at the disastrous horror stories they share, or you “aw” at the romantic endings that sometimes result. Whichever one your blind date ends up being (or if it’s somewhere in the middle), your closest friends will be excited to hear the details.

Have you ever been on a blind date? Share your experience below.