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Long, long ago, love was chaperoned or arranged. Then it was trial and error to feel heartbreak or fall head over heels. Now to hook up, we slide and swipe, we bench and ghost.

Reality TV, in particular the social experiment and ratings phenomenon that is Married at First Sight, plays a significant role in culture.

It shines a light on dating behaviour, acting as exposure therapy for the masses. The court of public opinion debates the previously unspoken toxicity of misogyny, racism and violence, while being entertained by the human stories of love and lust that unfold.

Join in with our panel to discuss the power of broadcast to ignite and amplify some of the hottest conversations in culture.