Netflix's "Love Is Blind" Is Bad For Contestants' Mental Health
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Netflix's 'Love Is Blind' Is A Freaking Mind Game And TBH, It's Dangerous

There are SO many mental health red flags that need to be discussed.

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Netflix's 'Love Is Blind' Is A Freaking Mind Game And TBH, It's Dangerous

Netflix has been on the ball lately with the release of their own versions of reality shows, which redefine how society views material things, like looks and social media fame. In "The Circle," contestants had to prove that social media is just a facade to some and only the "real" survive. In their latest show, "Love is Blind," contestants are going on blind dates to find their future husband/wife without ever meeting them.

A blind proposal, if you will.

"Love is Blind" is like "The Circle" and "Married at First Sight" wrapped in one and reality show-lovers and binge-watchers all over who have access to Netflix are hooked, myself included. At the end of 2019, I wrote a farewell letter to reality shows because throughout the past decade, we have seen the same tired people on television doing any and everything to keep their relevancy up, which has damaged families and mental health in the process. I was confident that going into 2020, reality shows would become nearly obsolete and then Netflix came out with their own version of reality television.

I'm almost here for Netflix's shows, too. "The Circle" made many points, the main one being how people change who they are on social media to fit in and be liked by others. "Love is Blind" is similar in ways that people are talking to build emotional connections with someone on the other side of a wall to see if you take away the physical aspects, would you still love someone?

Lauren and Cameron were the couple everyone rooted for and at the wedding when many thought that she would say no, she said yes and the world rejoiced. Kelly's friends say that it's funny how she fell in love with someone without seeing them because she dates based on looks, so when she said, "I don't" at the wedding, it was no surprise that she wasn't attracted to Kenny. Jessica and Mark, the couple nobody wanted to happen, didn't happen. Jessica was too concerned with Mark's age (he's 10 years younger than her) and how short he was compared to other guys she's been with.

Throughout the entire show, there were so many mental health red flags that should be acknowledged.

One of the guys who didn't make the final cut of the show expressed how he is aware that women don't particularly like short men, another guy said that many women don't want to be with a virgin, girls began to get catty over one guy to keep other girls from getting to him, wine was drunk (and later spilled). It was a beautiful catastrophe, but in the future, Netflix shouldn't continue with season 2.

Five couples had to spend time building emotional connections with others and then had to build a physical connection, all the while planning a wedding and meeting the other person's family. In the end, there was no guarantee that the person they chose would say "I do" at the alter (only two out of the five couples got married). It's a circle game that put people through the ringer, all because they wanted to find love. If that's the way to go, I don't want it.

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