New year. New set of single people who have somehow agreed to exchange vows with someone to whom they were introduced mere months prior.
Indeed, Married at First Sight Season 8 premieres on January 1 at 10/9pm on Lifetime and the network has released promotional photos of all four couples at the center of this controversial reality series.
Which will defy the odds and remain together, despite the unusual way in which they met?
And which will go the way of this Season 7 couple and file for divorce shortly after filming ends?
We don't know yet.
But we do know a little bit about each pairing. Let's get to know them a bit better, shall we?
Let's start with Will Guess and Jasmine McGriff:
McGriff, is 29 years old and was was raised in a traditional household with very traditional gender roles.
According to Lifetime, she hails from a tight family; she owns her own home; she and is on the verge of a big work promotion.
Guess is q 37-year old who was raised by his mother.
He thinks marriage is the overall goal for one to achieve in life -- and he's emotionally, financially and mentally prepared to find his partner.
Will is one of the few single friends among his peer group, yet he enjoys spending time with the married twosome because he gains insight into what's ahead for him.
And now for Luke Cuccurullo and Kate Sisk:
Cuccurullo’s parents got divorced when he was just a child.
Although he remains close with his mom, he rarely talks to his dad.
Due to his upbringing, the engineer tells Lifetime he determined to find “The One.”
Oh, and he’s an avid cook and also loves going outside of his comfort zone.
As for Sisk? She comes from a tight-knit family with two brothers -- and her parents divorced just last year.
Still healing from this split, Sisk is pessimistic about love... but remains hopeful that she’ll find the right person for her at some point. Maybe now!
And now for Keith Dewar and Kristine Killingsworth:
Keith was mainly raised mainly by his grandmother and is considered a gentleman who yearns to find a partner that is his equal, someone willing to compromise and support him.
Dewar is a patient-care technician who specializes in kidney dialysis and adores being a rock for his sick patients.
Killingsworth’s parents, meanwhile, have been married for more than 35 years, through many ups and just as many downs.
She's a real estate agent and she hopes to find the “gold standard," just her parents managed to do.
Killingsworth says she's very comfortable in her own skin and can't wait to find a man who is similar.
And this brings us to AJ Vollmoeller and Stephanie Sersen:
Vollmoeller is a New York native and also an only child; his parents recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary this year after meeting in high school.
He works as the President and CEO of Future Force Talent Connection and has mostly accomplished his professional goals.
However, he's eager to find a partner to share in his success.
An avid foodie and adrenaline junkie, Vollmoeller failed to accomplish this task online and is taking a chance with Married at First Sight after being recommended by a friend.
For her part, Sersen is similarly inspired by her parents’ three-decade-long marriage and wants to find a man like her dad.
At 35 years old, she’s ready to settle down and start a family.
This is someone who loves to travel and hopes she finds a soulmate with whom she can share experiences the globe.