Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / New Zealand / The Sheep Dip

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old Oct 5th 2017, 7:08 pm   #16
Rete Female
Concierge
 
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 38,853
Rete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Married at First Sight

Good for him and her. We have that here in the US for several seasons now and most of the married couples opt for divorce after the time period. There are I believe 3 couples still married after several years.

Hoping it works out for the two of them. Nothing like love to get the blood pumping and the heart racing and your outlook on life uplifted.
Rete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 5th 2017, 8:40 pm   #17
BEVS 
BE Site Lead
Administrator
 
BEVS's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 29,726
BEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Married at First Sight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Woodlea View Post
hopefully it'll stop him whinging on about exchange rates!!
__________________
BE Site Lead.
For help, problems and issues. Please feel free to PM or email me. You can also use the contact form.
BEVS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 5th 2017, 8:47 pm   #18
Lt Col (Retd)
Premium Member
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 42,051
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Married at First Sight

And to think, America used to lead the world in televised schlock.
__________________
As quoted in the Grauniad.
Pulaski is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 5th 2017, 9:36 pm   #19
Somewhat confused!
Premium Member
 
Vitalstatistix's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa
Posts: 5,988
Vitalstatistix has a reputation beyond reputeVitalstatistix has a reputation beyond reputeVitalstatistix has a reputation beyond reputeVitalstatistix has a reputation beyond reputeVitalstatistix has a reputation beyond reputeVitalstatistix has a reputation beyond reputeVitalstatistix has a reputation beyond reputeVitalstatistix has a reputation beyond reputeVitalstatistix has a reputation beyond reputeVitalstatistix has a reputation beyond reputeVitalstatistix has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Married at First Sight

Quote:
Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
I thought that too!

Give it 6 months and he'll be whingeing on about being on a reality TV show
__________________
I fear only that the sky may fall on my head tomorrow, but as tomorrow never comes......
Vitalstatistix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 5th 2017, 9:41 pm   #20
Queen of Diplomacy
Premium Member
 
Dorothy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Nice beaver, eh?
Posts: 27,558
Dorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Married at First Sight

Quote:
Originally Posted by paddy234 View Post
TV like this rots the mind and is part of the reasons why many men lack true masculinity and women femininity
What? Define "true masculinity" and "femininity".
__________________
Time does not heal
It makes a half-stitched scar
That can be broken and again you feel
Grief as total as in its first hour
Dorothy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 6th 2017, 1:12 am   #21
Witchy Hermit
Premium Member
 
Pollyana's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Location: Keep true friends and puppets close, trust no-one else...
Posts: 91,080
Pollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Married at First Sight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dorothy View Post
What? Define "true masculinity" and "femininity".
Maybe his is one of the minds that has rotted?
__________________
So when you think of me do so with pride, Honour and Bravery ruled by my side.
And in your memory I will remain; I will forever be within the flame.....
Don't shed a tear for me,I stand alone. This path of destiny is all my own.
Once in the hands of fate,there is no choice, An echo on the wind,you'll hear my voice............"
Pollyana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8th 2017, 3:39 am   #22
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Sep 2016
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
Posts: 48
Mishclark has a reputation beyond reputeMishclark has a reputation beyond reputeMishclark has a reputation beyond reputeMishclark has a reputation beyond reputeMishclark has a reputation beyond reputeMishclark has a reputation beyond reputeMishclark has a reputation beyond reputeMishclark has a reputation beyond reputeMishclark has a reputation beyond reputeMishclark has a reputation beyond reputeMishclark has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Married at First Sight

Oh rats, it's unfair, I'm still in Oz and can't watch it!

Oh well, good luck to them, I think he has scrubbed up pretty well!

Michelle
Mishclark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8th 2017, 3:51 am   #23
*********
Premium Member
 
Catchafire's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Up in dem hills.........
Posts: 1,395
Catchafire has a reputation beyond reputeCatchafire has a reputation beyond reputeCatchafire has a reputation beyond reputeCatchafire has a reputation beyond reputeCatchafire has a reputation beyond reputeCatchafire has a reputation beyond reputeCatchafire has a reputation beyond reputeCatchafire has a reputation beyond reputeCatchafire has a reputation beyond reputeCatchafire has a reputation beyond reputeCatchafire has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Married at First Sight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dorothy View Post
What? Define "true masculinity" and "femininity".
__________________
You have one life to live. Do it right and one should be enough!
Catchafire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 15th 2017, 11:10 am   #24
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Christchurch
Posts: 190
paddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to all
Default Re: Married at First Sight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dorothy View Post
What? Define "true masculinity" and "femininity".
It isn't a bunch of vain egotistical men and women who would vow to spend the rest of their lives with someone they never met just to appear on tv. It's a mockery of marriage for entertainment no different than people who enter big brother and become guinea pigs for people's entertainment. I will make sure my son's and/or daughters one day will never become as shallow minded and inward as to think these things as normal and to make a mockery out of themselves and others to entertain people and enhance their ego. I feel embarrassed for people who take these shows seriously

Masculinity and femininity is certainly not selfishness, egotistical, vain and devoid of responsibility toward themselves and each other and most of all downright dim which many of these people choose to be. Based on both the Christian and atheist naturalist world view people as small minded as this are dangerous for the progression of future generations as look how selfish and hedonistic we are becoming without any desire for self control. Perhaps it's easier to roll around in the dirt with not a care in the world than to accept we have a duty to future generations and not be so weak

Last edited by paddy234; Oct 15th 2017 at 11:16 am.
paddy234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 15th 2017, 11:18 am   #25
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Christchurch
Posts: 190
paddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to all
Default Re: Married at First Sight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
Maybe his is one of the minds that has rotted?
Perhaps it's for the better if the minds that aren't rotten take these shows seriously 😉
paddy234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 15th 2017, 11:34 am   #26
Witchy Hermit
Premium Member
 
Pollyana's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Location: Keep true friends and puppets close, trust no-one else...
Posts: 91,080
Pollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Married at First Sight

Quote:
Originally Posted by paddy234 View Post
Perhaps it's for the better if the minds that aren't rotten take these shows seriously 😉
I do watch shows like this (though not this particular one) at times, well, 'watch' is a loose term, they are often on youtube in the background, while I'm doing other stuff. I view the likes of Big Brother as interesting experiments into how people interact when thrown together, and I often feel sorry for those who become a figure of fun - without even realising it. I don't really like the idea behind this particular one, as personally I think it cheapens marriage, but at the same time that's only my personal view, and if others see it in a different way then that is their prerogative, and I wouldn't condemn them quite as strongly as you did
Unfortunately this type of programme is part of today's society, for better or for worse (no pun intended!) and I think the best way to approach it with kids is to make sure that they know its broadcast as entertainment, and as such if they get involved they have to be prepared to become figures of funin the wider world.

In the case of this particular programme I guess the premise is not impossible, there is the possibility that a couple can meet, marry, and THEN fall in love - not unlike many arranged marriages in countries like India.
__________________
So when you think of me do so with pride, Honour and Bravery ruled by my side.
And in your memory I will remain; I will forever be within the flame.....
Don't shed a tear for me,I stand alone. This path of destiny is all my own.
Once in the hands of fate,there is no choice, An echo on the wind,you'll hear my voice............"
Pollyana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 15th 2017, 11:51 am   #27
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Christchurch
Posts: 190
paddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to all
Default Re: Married at First Sight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
I do watch shows like this (though not this particular one) at times, well, 'watch' is a loose term, they are often on youtube in the background, while I'm doing other stuff. I view the likes of Big Brother as interesting experiments into how people interact when thrown together, and I often feel sorry for those who become a figure of fun - without even realising it. I don't really like the idea behind this particular one, as personally I think it cheapens marriage, but at the same time that's only my personal view, and if others see it in a different way then that is their prerogative, and I wouldn't condemn them quite as strongly as you did
Unfortunately this type of programme is part of today's society, for better or for worse (no pun intended!) and I think the best way to approach it with kids is to make sure that they know its broadcast as entertainment, and as such if they get involved they have to be prepared to become figures of funin the wider world.

In the case of this particular programme I guess the premise is not impossible, there is the possibility that a couple can meet, marry, and THEN fall in love - not unlike many arranged marriages in countries like India.
I'm not meaning to personally attack anyone however I'm only 28 so when I was a good bit younger reality tv shows like Geordie shore were only becoming popular and the excuse many people had for watching them was they found it comical but as the years progressed I saw how young people in terms of their way of thinking is influenced by such shows as these. Surely if young girls and boys are exposed massively to shows like these to the point the characters are glorified then they will be influenced by such people. Not all but many will and I see this on a day to day basis.

Shows like this would never have existed 15 years ago as people would have seen right through the idiocy of it, today because reality tv is so prominent especially in NZ people take this nonsense seriously. These shows are made because they are cheap to make while they bring in huge profit, why create an engaging story with high paid actors to immerse you in when you can get cheaply paid or non paid gullible small minded people to embarass themselves on live tv where for the most part they are destroying their lives. Most of them take years to recover after these shows
paddy234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16th 2017, 12:46 am   #28
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: bottom of the world
Posts: 3,363
Justcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Married at First Sight

Quote:
Originally Posted by paddy234 View Post
I will make sure my son's and/or daughters one day will never become as shallow minded and inward as to think these things as normal and to make a mockery out of themselves and others to entertain people and enhance their ego. I feel embarrassed for people who take these shows seriously
Justcol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16th 2017, 3:45 am   #29
Queen of Diplomacy
Premium Member
 
Dorothy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Nice beaver, eh?
Posts: 27,558
Dorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Married at First Sight

Strangely enough, someone young enough to be my child has given me a lecture on the morality of marriage and the mental capacity of the people who are on these programmes while never answering the question he quoted that I originally asked. I'm not sure why my question was quoted since I am not looking for moral guidance.

My own opinion on the subject is that marriage is an ever changing thing. It wasn't that long ago that marriages were not for romantic purposes, but to breed like classes. In some cultures marriages are arranged between families when children are still very young and once they reach adulthood they marry. "Love" and "romance" and the whole western idea of marriage is foreign and seems wrong. And who are you, or anyone else to judge someone who is looking for a life partner in a (in your view) non traditional way? 15 or 20 years ago people were ridiculed for meeting partners on the internet! Now it's not only accepted, but dating sites/apps seem to be the way to meet now.
__________________
Time does not heal
It makes a half-stitched scar
That can be broken and again you feel
Grief as total as in its first hour
Dorothy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17th 2017, 5:35 am   #30
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Christchurch
Posts: 190
paddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to allpaddy234 is a name known to all
Default Re: Married at First Sight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dorothy View Post
Strangely enough, someone young enough to be my child has given me a lecture on the morality of marriage and the mental capacity of the people who are on these programmes while never answering the question he quoted that I originally asked. I'm not sure why my question was quoted since I am not looking for moral guidance.

My own opinion on the subject is that marriage is an ever changing thing. It wasn't that long ago that marriages were not for romantic purposes, but to breed like classes. In some cultures marriages are arranged between families when children are still very young and once they reach adulthood they marry. "Love" and "romance" and the whole western idea of marriage is foreign and seems wrong. And who are you, or anyone else to judge someone who is looking for a life partner in a (in your view) non traditional way? 15 or 20 years ago people were ridiculed for meeting partners on the internet! Now it's not only accepted, but dating sites/apps seem to be the way to meet now.
There is no point trying to justify these reality tv shows and compare it to more modern forms of dating such as online dating as most people aren't idiots.They know that half the reason people appear on these shows is to appear on tv and experience that few hours of fame hoping it will be more. Do you think on these reality tv shows like first dates that people aren't playing up for the camera to some extent especially when you have a film crew a few feet from your face, it's an illusion, nothing more so please stop taking it so seriously. As for answering your question, I'm catholic and I look through the lense of my world view when defining masculinity and feminity as does everyone whether they be Atheist, Muslim, Buddhist etc. Most people on reality tv shows that I've seen are egotistical, vain, shallow and downright dim as you'd have to be to let yourself used as a guinea pig for people's entertainment.
paddy234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / New Zealand / The Sheep Dip


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 11:18 pm.


Powered by vBulletin: ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 1999-2010 BritishExpats.com