There is a lot to unpack after watching “Love Is Blind,” the unconventional reality dating show that rose to the top of Netflix’s most-watched list.
“Love Is Blind” is a social experiment where single men and women forge romantic connections without ever seeing one another, with the ultimate goal of getting engaged. Each date takes place in a “pod” where two people can hear, but not see, each other, through a translucent wall. If the conversations lead to an accepted marriage proposal, then they meet for the first time outside the pod. It’s hard to look away from the inevitable drama that unfolds when the couples try to make their “blind” emotional connections work in real life.
While there are plenty of head-scratching moments — like when the couples learn they have only 40 days to plan their weddings, and when one woman lets her dog drink red wine — there are some raw and relatable ones, too, particularly around how they navigate their finances.