Love is Blind is taking the world by storm. When the show first premiered, audiences were a little unsure of how it would go. Could a show about people falling in love from behind a wall really be that captivating? Well, the answer is a resounding yes. If you’ve watched the show then you know just how addictive it is.
The thing that makes Love is Blind so compelling is the arcs of the participants. If the relationships were boring then the show would be a flop as well. Which makes you wonder, how much the producers left up to chance and how much of the show was scripted to make it interesting.
What is the premise of ‘Love is Blind’?
The show puts the age-old question to the test. Is love actually blind? The participants test this question by talking to potential partners while separated by a wall. They have to agree to proposals without ever seeing the person connected to the voice they have been talking to. Once they are engaged, the couples meet for the first time. They then live in an apartment complex with the other couples and plan their weddings. At the end of the experiment, they must decide whether they want to go through with the wedding or leave their partner standing at the altar.
How did people get chosen for the show?
With shows like this, casting is everything. But Kinetic Content, the company behind the show, as well as the hit show Married at First Sight, knew how to pick the right people.
“We have a lot of experience in doing these kinds of shows. We have a great casting department and they reached out to people who they felt would be genuinely interested in this kind of commitment,” series creator Chris Coelen told Entertainment Weekly. “I think that’s really key; we want people who aren’t just doing it for the attention. There’s certainly plenty of places for people who want to do stuff for the attention. We wanted to be really dealing with people who were genuinely interested in it.”
One important factor in making the show so interesting was the element of surprise.
“The truth is, for these people, when they walked in, they didn’t really know what they were walking into,” Coelen said. “They knew the general idea, but then they walked in and would say, ‘I didn’t expect this to actually happen. I thought it’d be fun. I’m going on a show and yeah, maybe I’ll find somebody that I like, but I never expected to fall in love deeper than I’ve ever fallen in love.’ That’s what we heard over and over. “
How much of the show is scripted?
The relationships on Love is Blind move fast. All five of the couples featured got engaged in a matter of days and then prepared for a wedding that was weeks away. They claimed to be in love with each other before ever meeting. Having these kinds of strong connections so quickly is so out of the ordinary that viewers might be tempted to believe that it’s all scripted. But according to participant Mark Cuevas’ sister, Melissa, the show is 100% genuine.
When a fan commented on Mark’s post asking how much of the show was scripted, Melissa chimed in.
“None of it!” she responded.