Netflix’s latest addictive hit dating reality series, “Love Is Blind,” has social media buzzing, partially because the series did not air every couple that got engaged on the show.
The plot is simple, 15 men and 15 women attempt to find love by way of a social experiment that entails them finding a spouse without seeing the person first. The cast partakes in rounds of speed dating where they sit in “pods” and get to know each other. They must then figure out whether or not they are compatible, solely based on conversation. During this initial process, participants have no clue what their potential lover looks like.
Within days of meeting one another, some of the couples will become engaged. At that point, they finally get to see one another before jetting off to Mexico for a couple’s vacation. However, the series did not show all eight couples getting engaged, leaving viewers scratching their heads during leading up to Thursday’s season finale.
Series creator Chris Coelen summed up the exclusions by saying that the show simply did not have enough time to cover every love story.
“We only have so much time to tell a story, but there are lots of interesting stories. There’s the guy, Rory, who features in a couple of scenes,” Coelen revealed to Entertainment Weekly.
“He actually got engaged to a woman who you only see for a brief moment early on named Danielle. They were together for a little while, and then they broke up, and she ended up dating the guy who appears at the very beginning of the show, Matt. I think they were all curious. One of the things I love about the show is, ultimately, when they go on their romantic getaway, they do get to see what the other ones look like, and Jessica gets to see Barnett in the flesh for the first time, and you get to see whether that matters and if maybe she made the wrong choice. I love that element of the show, and I think that in real life, they were all really curious to know what the others looked like.”
The first season wrapped up production in November 2018, leaving engaged couples with 15 months before they could reveal the good news, having to wait until the series aired. However, a reunion has been set for March 5.