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Love is Blind Review

I wasn’t planning on watching this show, but when people at work told me I had to at least give the  first episode a shot, I ended up addicted and watching all the way through.

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Love is Blind follows a group of people who enter into an experiment. The men and women get to communicate through the use of pods but cannot see each other at all. They must learn to love the other person through things that are deeper than looks and with no external distractions. After creating this connection the couple, without ever seeing one another, can become engaged and only then can they finally see each other. A few short weeks later and the surviving couples have their wedding and here they decide on whether they want to stay with that person as a married partner or leave forever.

My first issue with this show and something that I still believe is that none of the people chosen for this experiment are ugly or what society would call ugly. They all have conventionally attractive looks and I think this experiment would be so much better with a range of people with different needs and ailments to then really see if people can overlook those things and stay with them because they love who the person is. The whole point of this show is to prove that love is blind and outside factors including looks, race, family background, and money doesn’t matter.

And I do believe in that in some way, I think love should be blind because if you stay with this person forever they won’t look a certain way forever or have things they have now in the future. For example, everyone is going to get old, or they may lose their job or decide to take something else that doesn’t pay as much but is better for them. You need to be in love with their character, their personality, their being because so much else could change.

Do I think all people think like that though? No, and it’s not really a bad thing. To be with someone you have to be attracted to them physically. Yes you can love them from the inside out but the outside still counts for something. I believe you should never judge a book by its cover but it does help if you are attracted to the book on the outside.

With one of the couples one half of them loved the other person and really did seem to but simply wasn’t attracted to them so the physical love was missing and that’s why they couldn’t be with them. It’s a perfectly fine way to be, you can’t help what you’re attracted to and it’s not the other person’s fault either.

But in this day and age where everything is about looks and no one cares about the deeper stuff first it is nice to know that there are people in the world who do have more to them then just a pretty face and believe that, even though they’re conventionally attractive, they can be with someone else because of who they are and not what they look like.

I think it would be fascinating to see this as a dating app. No pictures, just information on that person. You can include age and location if you want but everything else you learn about them is about who they are, not what they look like. See how far reaching your taste really is when you’re not worried over someone’s stuck out ears or how tall they are.

I definitely recommend watching Love is Blind if you haven’t already.

Until next time.

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