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  • Sandra Cox

Is Love Blind?

Snow College student Justin Swainston Turning on Love is Blind to watch with his roommates. Photo by Logan Parke.

Love is Blind recently aired its third season on Netflix. If you have yet to see the show, here’s the rundown.

Hosts Nick and Vanessa Lachey test the theory that true love is blind. The show takes a group of heterosexual men and women, never allowing them to see each other's appearance, and watches to see if they can fall in love. “The show is crazy. They should not propose without seeing each other,” said Maddie Geldmacher, a Snow College student.

They place the individuals in “Pods” with a thin wall blocking the view of the other, and they start the hours of awkward dating. The experiment brings to light the effect that the outside world has on dating. Do we only see a person for their looks? Can we fall in love with just a personality? Gracie Ewell said, “I think that looks can definitely help, but you can love someone just for their personality.”

The show takes twists and turns in every episode with people saying “I love you” after a few days. The only way out of the pods and to see the person you are dating is to propose. After at most a few days, couples are engaged and seeing one another for the first time. At that time, they are moved to a honeymoon-like destination to make some memories together. This tests the connection of the newly engaged couple. Some make it out, and some don’t.

They have four weeks before the wedding day, when at the altar, they decide if they want to say, “I do,” proving that love truly is blind. In these four weeks, they live together, meet their in-laws, and plan a wedding.

The show has kept Snow College students on their toes. Benjamin Vance said, “To be honest, It really hooked me.” Though to him and students like Maddie the concept is crazy, they continue to go back and watch more.

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