They say that almost all love is blind but the age old saying might just have been proven wrong as an Irish couple who had an arranged marriage as part of a ‘social experiment’ have officially declared time on their marriage just a mere two days into their honeymoon.
The couple in question Nigel Finegan and Ann Marie O’ Neill who got married as part of iRadio’s social experiment to see if the age old saying was true, have said they have decided to call time on their arranged marriage just one week after meeting for the first time at the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone. The blushing bride on the day Anne Marie (28) told the Irish Sun that the she and her new hubby Nigel had a ‘heart-to-heart’ talk, and came to the conclusion that there was ‘no spark’ between them. Anne-Marie told the paper: “I’m not that naive”, Anne-Marie told the Sun. “I sensed it anyway but I was willing to give it a go and see what happens”. “But we needed…. to just be honest with each other”.
The announcement came two days after the couple were flown to Turkey on Sunday for an all expenses paid honeymoon given to them by iRadio. However the couple were only 48 hours into their stay and came to the realisation that the marriage was not going to work.
Meanwhile the groom also spoke to the newspaper saying he was disappointed that it didn’t workout, Nigel said: “We all wanted the fairytale”, “We do get on really well but there just wasn’t much of a spark”. Although the couple did say they still believed in love and fully believe that they would find the someone one day. However Ann-Marie added: “I was fully invested in this and and i am disappointed it didn’t workout, I won’t be rushing out looking for love anytime soon”.
The social experiment called ‘Three Strangers’ was conducted by radio station iRadio to see if two people could fall in love at first sight.