Married At First Sight’s Dan Mackie and Matt Jameson clash as they struggle to agree on where to live after the experiment.
In tonight’s episode, the couple begins their final dates, giving them one last chance to experience some alone time from the group while contemplating their future.
Matt and Dan, the first gay couple on the show, set off on their sailing date.
But it is not much time for the couple to discuss their living arrangements.
Neither Matt, 39, from West Yorkshire, and Danielle, 27, from Northern Ireland, plan to leave and leave their hometowns anytime soon.
Dan explains: “I know you’ve found a lovely home in Leeds that I love and you’ve made it your nest, but I have such an affinity for Northern Ireland – for the sea, the coastal vibe – it’s something It is something that I strongly value.
“And yes, we can travel long distances for a certain amount of time, but there has to be a point where we have to choose somewhere to settle down together.”
Dan then asks Matt where he plans to settle in the future.
“As for me, I don’t think I should go straight to Northern Ireland,” revealed Matt.
Dan replied: “Actually, I see us walking long distances for three or four months.
“That’s true of me, and I want to move to Leeds, Northern Ireland, and probably somewhere in between. But in terms of settling, at this point in time, I can’t see myself based in Leeds.”
Matt admits: “I think if I’m really honest I had in mind that I want to convince you to come to Leeds because my parents are there, I have a lot of friends there.
“It’s always going to be a big part of my life. That’s where I’m from — it’s my roots.”
Meanwhile, Dan explained that they needed to meet each other halfway through.
Dan adds: “I think there needs to be a compromise then. I love Leeds and I want to move there but I’m not sure I can see myself there on a full-time basis.”
The pair previously discussed Matt’s move there so that Daniels could fulfill her dream of opening a holistic retreat.
The news was met with a frosty welcome from Matt’s parents, who live just 10 minutes away, as they worried about him missing his friends and family.
Matt tries to convince them that he will be only a short plane ride away, and that he will not be flying to Northern Ireland and will simply “turn off his phone”.
After taking a few days to process the big move, it looked like Matt had reconsidered.
‘Where are they?’
Meanwhile, fans have been asking for answers as to why Matt and Dan’s past absences and their long honeymoon haven’t been revealed.
The pair were conspicuously absent from the show’s first dinner party earlier this month, leaving fans wondering what happened to them
But the big gap in their on-screen romance was erased when they reunited for Yes Week.
Fuming fans on Twitter erupted after the pair sat down to chat with relationship experts Paul Brunson and Mel Schilling.
One raged: “So are they ever going to address the reason why Matt and Daniel never attended a dinner party and commitment ceremony before? Because I’m goofy AF!”
“Are we ever going to find out why Danielle and Matt took a long honeymoon?” The other asked.
A third fan responded: “I thought they were stuck somewhere because of Covid.”
The show was shot during the pandemic, so viewers are speculating that their delay had something to do with the Covid travel restrictions.
This seems like the most likely explanation, but Channel 4 has not confirmed the rumor.
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