‘Love is Blind’ Review
A social experiment's conclusion
Yesterday, the finale for the Netflix special, ‘Love is Blind’, was released. It ended the love story’s for some and continued the journey for others. However, all in all, the last episode of the 10 part series did not disappoint.
‘Love is Blind’ was conducted and publicized as a social experiment that tested the theory of whether or not love is actually blind. And if it is not, do the factors of real life like age, race, and social status influence people’s love interests? They have 38 days to find, meet, and marry their ‘person.’
In the beginning of the social experiment, there were 30 people: 15 men and 15 women. Each participant then was split up by gender into separate sides of a building. To start off, each person carried around a notebook walking in pod by pod, which are rooms connecting the men and women but still separating them by a wall, and talking about their lives. From there, the participants tried to develop an emotional relationship with the opposing person on the other side of the wall… all while not seeing their faces. In the end, the individuals who fell in love, by solely hearing the others voice, became engaged. After the participants became engaged, the couples could then enter a room where they finally saw their fiancé for the first time.
This experience didn’t stop there. The individuals who fell in love were then flown out to a destination, kind of functioning as a pre-honeymoon, where they learned more about their significant other face to face. After their little vacation, the couples returned back home and were all housed in the same apartment complex. At this point in the show, it was time to test if love is truly blind or if physical appearance and societal opinions are a stronger factor in relationships than people would like to admit.
There were only 2 couples who emerged from this whirlwind experience and ended up both saying ‘I do’. Four couples fell short, and while some halves of the failed couples claimed love was truly blind, the others admitted that societal factors definitely altered their perception of their relationships outside of the pods.
Check out ‘Love is Blind’ on Netflix to find out who made it and who ended up heartbroken.