‘Love is Blind’ worries less about looks, more about heart

One of Netflix’s top 10 TV shows at the moment is “Love is Blind.” “Love is Blind” is a fairly new reality TV show that tests whether or not the old adage “love is blind” is actually true.

The singles speed date—with a wall in between them, referred to as pods—preventing them from judging each other solely off looks. Once a man feels compelled to propose to the woman he’s been having blind conversations with, he does so. This is still without seeing her.

It is only after the couple is engaged that they can then meet each other in the flesh. The couple then goes off on a honeymoon, moves in together and introduces their fiancé to their family and friends before their wedding in four weeks. Each of the six couples have is the word and trust of their fiancé that they won’t be left standing at the altar.

Everyone says love is blind, but how could anyone truly know unless the looks of a person are 100% not in the equation? That is why the show in itself is a great experiment.

However, the timeline of this show comes off a bit concerning. Everything is at hyper speed.

The first couple, for example, professed their love for each other and got engaged all within a matter of days. The same followed for other couples in a matter of a couple weeks.

Yet, the majority of the conversations held were “Do you have a dog?,” “What’s your favorite sports team?” and a range of other minor questions that could not possibly have produced enough knowledge for those people to truly know who they wanted to be engaged to.

And even though the couples appear to only be asking surface-level questions, the most frequently used comment after they meet each other in person is “We just created such an emotional bond in the pods.”

Hopefully, the lack of questions with actual substance is due to editing and not to what was actually used to qualify who is marriage-material. After the six couples are engaged, the couples seem to get to personal opinions and questions. People could argue that are entirely too personal for national television.

Nevertheless, what the show seems to lack in a confusing and overly-rushed timeline, it makes up in entertainment. “Love is Blind” is chaotic, humorous and has the awesome ability of providing second-hand embarrassment to its viewers. This makes “Love is Blind” a great candidate for Netflix binge-watching.