The new series of Married At First Sight is providing some much needed inspiration for a local married couple.

“We both love watching MAFS,” says Sam Meadows. “It’s a quality show, it’s a good reason to start spending time together again.”

He and his wife of 5 years both acknowledge it’s the only activity they genuinely enjoy while in each other’s company.

“Everything else is a compromise,” says Justine Meadows. “But when MAFS is on, we legitimately both want to be there. It re-invigorates our relationship.”

The couple accept the irony of getting satisfaction out of watching other people struggle with their love lives.

“The contestants are invariably in for a rough ride,” says Sam. “It makes our marriage seem so much more legit.”

MAFS continues on the Nine Network tonight.