We’re not even done with Season 7 of MAFS yet, but applications for Season 8 are already up and being filled out as we speak.
In order to register, you need to be 25, an Australian citizen or permanent resident for at least 2 years, and (here’s the big catch) single and GENUINELY looking for love. Because genuineness is a defining characteristic of MAFS.
I filled out the first half of the application in the spirit of journalistic integrity so you can have a peek at some of the more intense personal questions. I’m going to start getting emails about how I haven’t finished my application, so you had better be grateful.
There’s the standard questions, like your hobbies, job, family, and your experiences with love and relationships, but honestly, I feel like I’d need a therapy appointment and a stiff drink after filling out some of these questions.
MAFS wants to know pretty much everything about you, including your height and weight, your relationship with your parents, whether or not you would describe yourself as lonely, your most painful breakup, and whether you’ve ever cheated.
They also want to know if you’ve ever been in a same sex relationship or with someone who’s trans which, kind of weird?
Then you need to list any cosmetic surgery you’ve had, any time you’ve been in the media, convicted of a criminal offence, bankrupt, or whether or not you’re currently involved in any criminal proceedings.
Once you’ve poured out your entire life story, the last two questions are “is there anything else you’d like to tell us” and “do you have any skeletons in your closet? If so, what are they?” I feel as though the form is just looking at me like
if anyone has anything to put in those boxes after the absolute grilling they just got, it’s got to be something juicy.
Whoever it is who gets paid to go through all of this, I salute you. You have maybe the best job in the world.
I’m mildly concerned about what happens to this information after you submit it all, because all I can find in the fine print is that the information is stored in secure servers. Are there just thousands of MAFS applications sitting around?
If you’re not too bothered about a random site knowing every aspect of your life, you can submit your application here, but I hope you’re prepared for all the internalised shit you’re inevitably going to dredge up.
Image Source: GIPHY