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I recently watched the garbage fire that is Love is Blind on Netflix and wow, might I say that Netflix has really outdone itself with this gem. I am in deep with The Bachelor…like deep. I watch Bachelor in Paradise, keep up with real-time tea, listen to podcasts about it, and can recall names of contestants from five seasons back. However, I always watch it with the caveat that it makes no sense whatsoever. I am aware! So it’s okay! But Love is Blind went way beyond the usual poor standard I have for romantic reality competition shows.

On the show, couples pair up without ever seeing each other. They have “dates” with all of the contestants in “pods”. These are connecting rooms with a wall between them. The whole season everyone is like “Woah this is soOoO crazy”. Yes, saying “I love you” to someone sight unseen seems odd, but it’s not entirely unbelievable. People fall madly in love with catfish all the time.

What is insane about this show is the fact that they get engaged in FOUR TO NINE DAYS. Yes, you read that correctly. One couple on this show got engaged after four days of conversation and then got married twenty days later. Forever.

The rest of the season the contestants are forced to justify this decision to their family and friends. For some contestants like Jessica, her family didn’t even bother to show up. The producers just sort of glazed over that detail. Like she is at the altar in a wedding dress and both of her parents were just busy? Come on.

The overall success ratio for this show is bad. By the end, only two couples actually end up tying the knot and I am 100% sure that at least one of them is not going to last. But, if you want to see a bunch of mostly intoxicated adults navigate meeting, getting engaged, and marrying someone over 28 days, well, my friend, this is the show for you.

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Kathryn Collins is a Sophomore at the College of Charleston this year. She is majoring in arts management with a minor in creative writing. She loves traveling, watching terrible movies, eating brunch and other fancy lady activities. Instagram: @katiecollins_7