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Is Love Really Blind? Find Out on This New Hit TV Series

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UFL chapter.

People may often ask themselves “what is the secret to finding your perfect partner?” Is it that instant spark? The physical attraction? The emotional connection? The chemistry? The similarities? The differences? 

Many factors can contribute to the success rate of a long-term relationship.

As reality television continues to become more of a commonality in our culture, more dating shows are created.

I’m the first person to admit I’m a dedicated fan of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise.

Dating shows may not always be realistic, but they provide a sense of hope for its viewers, along with great entertainment.

Relationship drama in a reality show: what more could people ask for?

Love is Blind is the new buzz of the Netflix community.

Since February, Love is Blind has been the latest hit dating show with a twist.

It’s different from your typical dating show because contestants can’t meet face to face until they’re already engaged. 

In the beginning of the show, different pairs of men and women have conversations with one another in the confinement of their individual pods.

Separated by a wall, eligible bachelors and bachelorettes can form true emotional connections without physical appearance getting in the way.

Hosted by Vanessa and Nick Lachey, Love is Blind acts as an experimental form of television, testing if love is really blind.

The overall goal of the show is to establish an emotional connection, without the stress of appearances, to see if it will lead to true love. 

Once a pair is matched, they have the opportunity to get engaged, but they don’t get to see one another face-to-face until after the proposal.

That’s right, they even have to propose behind different sides of a wall. 

After a couple makes it past the pod stage, they have to get through three weeks of living together before a hopeful wedding.

Many may believe in love at first sight, but this show demonstrates the ability to fall in love based on someone’s words and voice. 

At first, I was skeptical about this show.

Although the concept behind the plot intrigued me, I wasn’t sure if it’d match my interest.

Nonetheless, I was proven wrong as I continued to click “watch next episode” on Netflix time after time again.

I was shocked at how quickly relationships developed.

After two episodes, most paired couples were engaged.

They were engaged not only before they saw each other, but without any hugs or kisses, either.

The day after the engagement in their individual pods, the wall dropped and couples finally got to see each other for the first time.

Each reaction was entertaining and amazing at the same time.

The rest of the show is followed by the couples mixing together at a retreat in Mexico, meeting each other’s families and planning for a wedding around the corner.

With only 10 episodes, this show is the perfect answer to anyone’s prayers.

Not only is it unique from any other dating shows, but the contestants are regular people acting completely true to themselves.

Marriages develop in just 10 one-hour long episodes, and each episode is filled with funny moments. 

Jolie Freedman is a Sophomore at the University of Florida and is from Melville, New York. Jolie is working towards achieving a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with an outside concentration in marketing. Jolie has a passion for storytelling and digital media, and she places a heavy emphasis on the importance of social media. Jolie is also a campus trendsetter for Her Campus Media and an ambassador for the College of Journalism and Communications. Aside from her journalistic involvement, Jolie enjoys skiing and art. Jolie's inspiration to join the Her Campus community stems from her involvement as the Print Manager and Staff Writer/Editor for her high school's newspaper.