Would this show have lasted for so long or have had as many spinoffs if people follow your extremely intelligent advice? It can't all be ill-advised internet hookups! ?
This show only exists as long as the participants are not serious people. This show is fueled by immaturity, by sex-starved geeks in search of subsidized adventures and attention, of overlooked women (Nicole, Danielle, Darcy), older decrepit men with little or nothing going for themselves and their women who know full well that these men are not long term but barely a vessel to bring them out of poverty into the land of gold-paved streets. This show mocks poverty and hunger. It highlights the importance of education and how many are lacking and barely making a living in their poor countries. I almost want to tell my daughters to study hard and behave themselves or they'll end up at "90 Day Fiance". I don't do that but it crosses my mind.
A couple of seasons ago there were "Matt and Alla". Alla seemed educated and a woman of principles. Matt seemed upper middle class and slightly intelligent. If you recall, aside from dumb comments from Matt's friend, there was little drama to their case. These cases are exceptions and, as someone else pointed out to me, not raunchy, not saucy and just normal people who no one will take time out of their Sunday night to see. The majority of the participants are train wrecks, not only in the pseudo relationships they put themselves in, but also in their day-to-day lives. TLC and Sharp Entertainment know that and are fully aware that those are the ones who create drama worthy of dissecting on forums like this. In the past, they included at least one couple that we rooted for. But lately, they've made it 100% circus.
Let the court record reflect that that says a lot about us, the viewers and the contributors to this forum. My name is Amy and I'm an alcoholic.