Love Is Blind is a creator of what they haven’t shown – including more suggestions

If Netflix had to write a biography about a dating app, it would pretty much be: experimenting.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The new matchmaking reality show of the streaming service, Love is blind encourages 15 single men and 15 single women to speak to walls, hoping to marry the love of their lives. Really. “Data-reactid =” 19 “> The new matchmaking reality show of the streaming service, Love is blind encourages 15 single men and 15 single women to speak to walls, hoping to marry the love of their lives. Really.

Okay, there’s a little more to it: the singletons go through speed dating rounds, but instead of getting to know each other face to face, the couples are in different rooms as they talk, separated by a frosted window. They have no idea what the other person looks like. This prompts you to make a real “emotional connection” so that you only want to jump the other’s bones.

The stakes are greatly increased by the fact that the couple have to decide whether they should be engaged there and then in the middle of the game (knowing that their wedding will take place in just four weeks). Once they are truly committed, they can see the person with whom they have promised to spend eternity in the flesh.

As with all dating experiments / shows, this process has had different successes, as some couples find that their love is only consolidated through being together in the “physical world” and others soon realize that they prefer the other person with a wall that it holds a part. In the first five episodes that can now be streamed on Netflix, six couples engage in the pods (the rooms with wall partitions where they have their “dates”) and fly together on vacation to Mexico. Once they’re south of the border, the (mostly happy) engaged couple interact with each other, which means the girls and boys can also see the partners they missed. Imagine having a brunch with your friend and all the tinder matches where you had fewer than three dates each have appeared. Fun, right ?!

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "There are even more challenges that the couples in the post Pod life if friends and family are introduced before they face the final test: their wedding! But you have to wait until February 20th bear enjoy the next four episodes and February 27th for the grand finale. Confused? head Here you can find more information on how it works, “data-reactid =” 23 “> There are even more challenges for couples in post-pod life if friends and family are introduced before they face the final test: their wedding! But you have until February 20th waiting bear enjoy the next four episodes and February 27th for the grand finale. Confused? You can find more information on how it works here.

We had so many questions about pod life and beyond that we talked to series creator Chris Coelen (from Kinetic Content) about couples who coordinated without the phone, data that brought participants together after leaving the show and whether love really did is blind.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1,0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0,8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT: Let’s start with the premise. How did you decide to put people in pods and have them tied up by a wall?
CHRIS COELEN:
It’s very easy. We have thought about what is true among every human being on earth. What is most reliable when it comes to relationships? That everyone wants to be loved who they are from within. If you are looking for a long-term relationship, you don’t want to be loved for your money or your origins, your looks, or your lack of any of these categories. You want to be loved for yourself. Everyone wants to be who they are, right? No matter where you live or what your situation is. If you start with it and then think about where we as a society are in terms of how people actually get together and you think about the technology that should allow us to do this … actually this technology – those dating apps – many people feel very available. It is a superficial experience. “Data reactid =” 25 “>WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT: Let’s start with the premise. How did you decide to put people in pods and have them tied up by a wall?
CHRIS COELEN:
It’s very easy. We have thought about what is true among every human being on earth. What is most reliable when it comes to relationships? That everyone wants to be loved who they are from within. If you are looking for a long-term relationship, you don’t want to be loved for your money or your origins, your looks, or your lack of any of these categories. You want to be loved for yourself. Everyone wants to be who they are, right? No matter where you live or what your situation is. If you start with it and then think about where we as a society are in terms of how people actually get together and you think about the technology that should allow us to do this … actually this technology – those dating apps – many people feel very available. It is a very shallow experience.

Not surprisingly, with all the ways to find love, there are more individuals than ever in relation to people who actually want long-term relationships. So we figured if you could find a way to put the equipment away and just connect people first and focus on what matters – what should be important, what people say, what is important – what is inside. If you could start with pure love – real, really pure love – how would you do that? And how would you allow people to develop that? If they had and went out into the real world, would that real love be enough to survive their trials? Every day, people create and judge from other people. We live in a very polarized society, and people create such judgments and obstacles for themselves. So we thought of an experiment where we start with love and see if it can survive the real world. Then we tried to develop every facet of the show in such a way that these ideas would best come to fruition.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1,0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0,8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Kinetic content also brought us Married at first sight.Was the idea here to explore similar ways but with the added fun of integrating dating?
In my opinion Married at first sight is a completely different entry point. These are people who want to get involved and who are willing to be adapted by someone else. They don’t know anything about each other. This is almost the opposite of it. Every single person on Love is blind make her own decision. No decision is made for them. They really make a decision and feel like they know everything about the person when they get engaged. They feel they know the people they have spoken to, and they got engaged better than people they had been dating for five years, better than their family numbers because they could not open up in new ways. It’s crazy. We have so much content – we could only show so much on the show – but they talked around the clock while they were on the pods, and the depth of the conversation, vulnerability, and openness they had with each other was incredible. Every single person, whether they were engaged or not, talked about how this was a life-changing, transformative experience. They learned about themselves, who they are, what they want, how, in addition to other people, they react in a way they never, never did. “Data reactid =” 29 “>Kinetic content also brought us Married at first sight. Was the idea here to explore similar ways but with the added fun of integrating dating?
In my opinion Married at first sight is a completely different entry point. These are people who want to get involved and who are willing to be adapted by someone else. They don’t know anything about each other. This is almost the opposite of it. Every single person on Love is blind make her own decision. No decision is made for them. They really make a decision and feel like they know everything about the person when they get engaged. They feel they know the people they have spoken to, and they got engaged better than people they had been dating for five years, better than their family numbers because they could not open up in new ways. It’s crazy. We have so much content – we could only show so much on the show – but they talked around the clock while they were on the pods, and the depth of the conversation, vulnerability, and openness they had with each other was incredible. Every single person, whether they were engaged or not, talked about how this was a life-changing, transformative experience. They learned about themselves, who they are, what they want, how they react to other people in a way that never, never did.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1,0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0,8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "How do you find the participants, so to speak? Do you audition? Is there an interview process?
We have a lot of experience with such shows. We have a great casting department and they turned to people they thought were really interested in this kind of engagement. I think that’s really the key. We want people who don’t just do it for attention. There are certainly many places for people who want to do things for attention. We really wanted to deal with people who were really interested. “Data reactid =” 30 “>How do you find the participants, so to speak? Do you audition? Is there an interview process?
We have a lot of experience with such shows. We have a great casting department and they turned to people they thought were really interested in this kind of engagement. I think that’s really the key. We want people who don’t just do it for attention. There are certainly many places for people who want to do things for attention. We really wanted to deal with people who were really interested.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1,0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0,8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "How much do you know when you go inside?
The truth is that when they entered these people didn’t really know what they were getting into. They knew the general idea, but then came in and said, “I didn’t expect this to actually happen.” I thought it would be fun. I go to a show and yes, maybe I can find someone I like, but I never expected to fall in love more deeply than ever. “We have heard that over and over again. From this point of view, we actually had more success on this show than we could document. As a producer, I was a little nervous. Will someone get engaged? Will someone make it to the altar? And in the end, we actually got more couples engaged than we could track on the show. “Data reactid =” 31 “>How much do you know when you go inside?
The truth is that when they entered these people didn’t really know what they were getting into. They knew the general idea, but then came in and said, “I didn’t expect this to actually happen.” I thought it would be fun. I go to a show and yes, maybe I can find someone I like, but I never expected to fall in love more deeply than ever. “We have heard that over and over again. From this point of view, we actually had more success on this show than we could document. As a producer, I was a little nervous. Will someone get engaged? Will someone make it to the altar? And in the end we actually had more couples getting engaged than we could track on the show.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1,0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0,8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Oh wow How many got engaged in total?
Eight. “Data reactid =” 32 “>Oh wow How many got engaged in total?
Eight.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1,0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0,8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "What about people who met in the pods but didn’t get engaged? Do you know if any of them got together after leaving the show?
Yes. We only have so much time to tell a story, but there are many interesting stories. There’s the guy, Rory [“Drybear” Newbrough, a 28-year-old livestreamer]that occurs in some scenes. “data-reactid =” 33 “>What about people who met in the pods but didn’t get engaged? Do you know if any of them got together after leaving the show?
Yes. We only have so much time to tell a story, but there are many interesting stories. There’s the guy, Rory [“Drybear” Newbrough, a 28-year-old livestreamer]that occurs in a few scenes.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1,0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0,8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Yes! He seemed nice and always gave advice to everyone else.
Yes, it is phenomenal. He actually got engaged to a woman who can only be seen early for a short moment and whose name is Danielle [Drouin, a 29-year-old yoga instructor/model], They were together for a while and then they parted and they went out with the guy who shows up at the very beginning of the show, Matt [Thomas, a 28-year-old director of Brawl for a Cause], I think they were all curious. Ultimately, one of the things that I love about the show is that when they take their romantic getaway, they see how the others look, and Jessica sees Barnett in the flesh for the first time and you can see if that’s important and if she might made the wrong choice. I love this element of the show and I think that in real life they were all very curious about what the others looked like. “Data reactid =” 34 “>Yes! He seemed nice and always gave advice to everyone else.
Yes, it is phenomenal. He actually got engaged to a woman who can only be seen early for a short moment and whose name is Danielle [Drouin, a 29-year-old yoga instructor/model], They were together for a while and then they parted and they went out with the guy who shows up at the very beginning of the show, Matt [Thomas, a 28-year-old director of Brawl for a Cause], I think they were all curious. Ultimately, one of the things that I love about the show is that when they take their romantic getaway, they see how the others look, and Jessica sees Barnett in the flesh for the first time and you can see if that’s important and if she might made the wrong choice. I love this element of the show and I think that in real life they were all very curious about what the others looked like.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1,0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0,8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "To come back to the pods briefly: How did the couples coordinate their data? What would happen if a man said he wanted to see a girl again and a girl said “NOPE”?
We really wanted to create a structure that is like speed dating. We freaked people out and they had the opportunity to talk to everyone. In the process, they did exactly what you describe. Someone said, “I really liked this one.” When someone said, “I just don’t want to talk to that other person anymore. “We would never force anyone to speak to someone they didn’t want to talk to, no matter how persistent the other person was. It had to work for both people. So there were several points during the day when we asked people who they wanted to talk to, who they wanted to spend time with. Over time, and they found out who they were attracted to, they spent more and more time – even if they sacrificed their sleep. They really took it seriously and I think they had fun. You talk to people and get to know them and it is like this, who needs sleep? We only stay here all night and when we fall asleep in the pods we fall asleep!
“data-reactid =” 35 “>To come back to the pods briefly: How did the couples coordinate their data? What would happen if a man said he wanted to see a girl again and a girl said “NOPE”?
We really wanted to create a structure that is like speed dating. We freaked people out and they had the opportunity to talk to everyone. In the process, they did exactly what you describe. Someone said, “I really liked this one.” When someone said, “I just don’t want to talk to that other person anymore. “We would never force anyone to speak to someone they didn’t want to talk to, no matter how persistent the other person was. It had to work for both people. So there were several points during the day when we asked people who they wanted to talk to, who they wanted to spend time with. Over time, and they found out who they were attracted to, they spent more and more time – even if they sacrificed their sleep. They really took it seriously and I think they had fun. You talk to people and get to know them and it is like this, who needs sleep? We only stay here all night and when we fall asleep in the pods we fall asleep!

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1,0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0,8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "At least they were given blankets, I assume! How long was the data on average? And how many did they usually go on before they got engaged? When editing, it was sometimes difficult to tell how long it really took them to know each other.
Oh, they saw each other several times a day – well, they didn’t see each other, but talked to each other. Just because there were so many people we had to cycle through in the beginning, they were short, about seven to ten minutes. Then, over time, they spent hours together several times a day. & Nbsp;
“data-reactid =” 36 “>At least they were given blankets, I assume! How long was the data on average? And how many did they usually go on before they got engaged? When editing, it was sometimes difficult to tell how long it really took them to know each other.
Oh, they saw each other several times a day – well, they didn’t see each other, but talked to each other. Just because there were so many people we had to cycle through in the beginning, they were short, about seven to ten minutes. Then, over time, they spent hours together several times a day.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1,0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0,8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "But did it seem quick to you? When I saw it, did it feel like Cameron and Lauren were saying “I love you” and getting engaged at a crazy speed?
Well … I was hoping people would connect that way. I think I was overwhelmed with the way the people connected together with all the participants. I think the more they commit to the process and they really dig themselves in, the better results they got from it. Of course I’m thrilled that it worked. “Data reactid =” 37 “>But did it seem quick to you? When I saw it, did it feel like Cameron and Lauren were saying “I love you” and getting engaged at a crazy speed?
Well … I was hoping people would connect that way. I think I was overwhelmed with the way the people connected together with all the participants. I think the more they commit to the process and they really dig themselves in, the better results they got from it. Of course I’m thrilled that it worked.

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