On Married at First Sight's tenth season, Zach and Mindy sat down with MAFS expert Pastor Calvin Roberson to discuss Zach's lack of attraction to his wife and how they might be able to proceed in their affectionless and somewhat awkward marriage following their honeymoon.
During the latest episode, Mindy told Zach his repeated comments about not being attracted to her made her feel "down," and former MAFS couples gave Zach a piece of their minds while watching the scene back on the February 12 broadcast of Married at First Sight: Couples Couch, which features commentary on encore broadcasts of Married at First Sight's tenth edition.
"I mean, he's saying -- regardless of how confusing he is -- he is saying, 'You have all the qualities, but I'm missing attraction,'" Anthony observed.
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"He's not attracted to her. Done and done. That's it."
Ashley therefore noted she didn't understand how Mindy could remain so optimistic in her relationship, especially since Zach refused to move into an apartment with her in Washington, D.C. following their honeymoon.
"I don't understand how Mindy could still want to try," Ashley said.
"He's just not attracted to her," Anthony pointed out, "which is what I was saying about Zach from the very beginning."
Zach then told Pastor Cal he needed his "space" from Mindy, which resulted in Jamie admitting, "I want to punch this dude."
Jamie and Elizabeth went on to mock Zach for complaining how he had been "thrust" into the same hotel room with Mindy in Panama and then "thrust" into the same apartment in Washington, D.C.
"What the f-ck did you think was going to happen, man?!" Jamie vented on Couples Couch.
On that same note, Pastor Cal was shown laughing in the clip saying, "Married people live together."
"Do you want me to call Zach for you -- so you can talk to him? Do you want to f-ck him up?" Elizabeth asked her husband.
"I want to tell him what's up!" Jamie replied. "Take him outside and rough him up a little bit."
As Zach continued to explain his stance on wanting to maintain distance from his wife, Jephte put his head on Shawniece's shoulder and said in annoyance, "I give up. I'm done."
Jephte joked he has "a brother" for Zach who's a little younger than him.
"I'm finished!" Jephte said.
"I've been finished," Shawniece agreed after laughing.
"I tried. We tried, right?!" Jephte asked his wife.
"Yes," Shawniece replied. "I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt."
Shawniece attempted to compare Mindy and Zach's situation to the first week of her marriage to Jephte on a previous season of Married at First Sight considering she and Jephte lacked intimacy and Jephte even wanted to sleep on the floor of their honeymoon hotel room.
"I know how it was in the beginning for us, but you were not mean to me," Shawniece reasoned.
"And there were things when we had fun times together. They didn't even look like they enjoyed any part of their honeymoon."
Elizabeth was then shown asking Pastor Cal not to "drag Mindy down" with Zach.
"She's just being thirsty," Jamie said with a laugh. "It's not her fault."
"Really?! Do you see what she's working with at this point?!" Elizabeth countered. "At least she was trying!"
Shawniece admitted Mindy and Zach's conversation with Pastor Cal was just making her "upset."
Finally, the scene ended with Zach saying he really wanted to make his marriage work, despite apparently not putting much effort in.
"I don't believe that, and I don't think she believes it either," Ashley said.
Bobby also passed wind with his mouth, revealing he wasn't buying Zach's claim either.
Zach said in the latest MAFS episode he was missing "intangible" chemistry with Mindy in their relationship although he thought highly of her.
Zach therefore said choosing not to live with Mindy right away made him feel comfortable and he wasn't going to force his relationship or put on an act for the sake of entertainment and Married at First Sight cameras.
Zach was apparently hoping that by being apart from Mindy, he'd miss her and want to reach out and spend time with her.
But Pastor Cal told the cameras, "Zach needs to man up and at least move in, get to know [Mindy], find out who she is, and see whether or not this woman can enhance your life."