Lifetime has a show called Married at First Sight. I can’t even bring myself to watch it–it just sounds like a bad idea. I categorize this with other shows like all the Real Housewives series under “Trainwrecks I Don’t Watch.” I can’t imagine that Hired at First Sight would be any more successful for a Guard or Reserve unit.
For a UPT applicant hired at age 18, a career in the Guard or Reserves could potentially last longer than many marriages. For both these types of relationships, it’s critical for all parties to spend time getting to know each other before committing to anything permanent. Rushing a Guard or Reserve unit is as close as it gets to dating, and it’s something you need to plan on doing.