Married at First Sight season 15 has just begun, and fans are already upset with Nate because of how he acted with an adult entertainer. Launched in 2014, MAFS is a Lifetime reality show where professional counselors match complete strangers based on theoretical compatibility. The newest season premiered on July 6. One of the five couples featured this season, which is set in San Diego, is Stacia the accountant and day trader Nate, who is from Las Vegas.
During his interview, Nate said, “I’m ready to be a husband.” His actions have fans wondering if there’s any sincerity behind his words. While at his bachelor party, Nate ordered an exotic dancer to “Get on your knees.” The Married at First Sight star then pulled her towards his crotch, and suggestively squirted whipped cream into her mouth. To emphasize his command, he also said, “Yeah, you BETTER get on your knees.” His friends at the bachelor party seemed uncomfortable as they looked on.
Only one day after the premiere of the new season, fans of Married at First Sight took to Reddit to express their disdain over Nate’s dehumanizing actions toward the stripper, especially since he was a man who was about to marry another woman. The launch of the discussion began with a Reddit post by atomicfireballer, which is titled, “Nate ‘Get on your knees.’” The post read, “I am so disgusted by Nate telling the woman entertainer (stripper?) to get on her knees. No man with any respect for women would even think to say that.”
Most comments on the MAFS subreddit echoed those thoughts. People wrote, “Yeah, that was absolutely disgusting,” and “He is just gross.” Some Redditors were specifically upset that the adult entertainer was spoken to in such a disrespectful manner. One supportive response to the original post included, “This is a guy who’s about to be married publicly, stroking his ego by trying to assert dominance and power in a public setting over a woman who’s paid to be there.” Other remarks were, “He does not know this woman and is treating her like objectified garbage,” and, “What he does to degrade a woman, who probably only went along with it because of the money, is truly disgusting.”
Not everyone who commented on the Married at First Sight incident thought that the way Nate spoke to the exotic dancer was a problem. Some responded to the outcry with, “She came in grinding all over him, [they] were whipping each other, it’s obviously playful,” and “[You people] realize she can smile and continue on with the grinding/dancing and doesn’t have to do anything she doesn’t want to do[?]”
Whether the Redditors approved or disapproved of Nate’s etiquette towards the adult entertainer, most Redditors collectively thought that the main issue was that Nate was cheating on his future wife by behaving in this vulgar way at his bachelor party. People expressed their concern about the future of his relationship to a complete stranger that he’s marrying on MAFS. They said, “It’s gross enough that he did it in the first place. It’s even grosser that he did it the night before his wedding. It’s EVEN GROSSER that he did it right in front of a camera crew knowing full well that his future wife and her family will definitely see the whole thing. F*ck that guy,” and, “Good luck to his wife: If he treats women like that in public, what does he do behind closed doors?”
Although only one episode of the new season has aired on Lifetime, it appears that fans of the show have already made up their minds about Nate. As the season unfolds, audiences may find reasons to have more faith in Nate. However, there is a chance that their doubts will be further justified. New episodes of Married at First Sight season 15 air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on Lifetime.