Interview by Carly Silva. Written by Carly Silva.
Guilty pleasure reality TV shows are a great way to pass the time, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, but according to relationship coach Lee Wilson, they may have a negative effect on our relationships.
Coach Lee, who is the founder of My Ex Back and specializes in helping men and women save their dwindling relationships, sits down with us to shed some light on the psychology behind romance-focused reality TV shows.
In our celebrity interview with relationship expert, Coach Lee Wilson, we get some insight on the potential effects that romance reality TV shows have on real-life relationships.
As a Verified Expert on Marriage.com and as someone with numerous certifications, Coach Lee talks to us about the psychology of reality TV dating shows, such as the Bachelor Franchise, 90-Day Fiance, and Love is Blind.
He points to why these shows are so popular, not only because they are versed in “stirring up drama,” but also because they provide a “romantic sport,” and viewers love to root for who will win the prize of love. But, can these shows have a negative effect on our real-life dating behavior?
Coach Lee, who has over 20 years of experience as a relationship coach, believes so.
Although he does admit that the relationships formed on these shows can sometimes lead to lasting and successful true love, he notes that many contestants are often “put in a situation to rush their feelings completely in artificial and unrealistic ways” in order to compete and ultimately win the show.
He not not only acknowledges that this path to love can be unhealthy, but also says that this method is “not how it is best for two people to develop a relationship.” He advises viewers to recognize the misconceptions that are promoted in the “artificial world” created in these shows, even if they are undeniably entertaining. full interview