TV Factual Format
Social isolation is a growing health epidemic. A third of marriages still end in divorce, and the world at large remains in conflict, unable to find common ground. But what if one social experiment could help? Designed to connect people via an uplifting format with a basis in hard science, The Love Experiment is modelled on a ground-breaking study carried out in 1996 by US psychologist Dr Arthur Aron, with powerful results. Two strangers are seated in a room facing each other and ask one another 36 intimate questions, after which they must stare at each other for 3 minutes with uninterrupted eye contact. This travelling laboratory invites singletons, estranged couples and total opposites to bear their souls to see if love will blossom, with some fascinating results. The Love Experiment is a format that has been produced in Belgium (RTBF) and South Africa (Via) and is represented by Flame Distribution.