love is blind Season 3 has been a wild ride, and fans are already excited for Season 4. Many are calling for Netflix to scrutinize its contestants more carefully or, more bluntly, select “higher-quality men” for the experimental dating show. Here’s what some fans are hoping to see in Season 4 and if they’re likely to get it.
[WARNING: This article contains detailed spoiler information regarding Love Is Blind Season 3, including the finale and the reunion.]
Season 3 of Netflix love is blind saw five hopeful couples get engaged but only two are still together.
Sikiru “SK” Alagbada and Raven Ross’ romance ended abruptly after multiple women came forward and said SK cheated on Raven after the show with them. The infamous “cutie scene” divided the fandom over Cole Barnett and Zanab Jaffrey’s relationship. And fans slammed Bartise Bowden for his constant need to remind his fiancée, Nancy Rodriguez, of his lack of attraction to her (and they slammed Nancy for coming to terms with it).
Two couples — Alexa Alfia and Brennon Lemieux, and Colleen Reed and Matt Bolton — said “I do” at the aisle and stayed married. And only two couples from the last two seasons of the Netflix show are still together.
Fans have postulated that love is blind could see more successful couples in Season 4 if they screened their candidates (especially the men) more thoroughly and looked for “higher quality” contestants.
Fans are reeling after only four relationships have survived the first three seasons of love is blind. Many are hoping for some changes in Season 4.
They discuss what they want to see in a Reddit thread titled “The next season of Love is Blind needs to have higher quality men.”
“Most of the men on this show have been crap,” one fan wrote. “With SK ‘confirmed’ cheating (Raven took down her pics), Cole kept negating and deprecating, Bartise also negating and being a damn boy, even Matt flipped.” um that Coleen was ‘missing’ when she faced him multiple times etc. It’s just that of course that’s not going to work, most of these men are abusive liars…None of these boys are even remotely ready for marriage and they often challenge these poor women to screw them up emotionally. I know women aren’t perfect, but it’s a day/night difference in terms of abuse and willingness to marry… It’s almost like if the man is semi-decent, the marriage works?!?! Netflix has a broken ‘picker’.”
Some fans responded that choosing marriage-ready candidates would make a less exciting show. “Realistically, do you really want a show with people who are just perfect and there’s no drama?” one Reddit user wrote, while another said, “Nobody would be watching. We all love the drama.”
Others said the show’s growing popularity is a problem in its own right, as it only attracts performers who want to become social media influencers and reality TV stars. “That would mean hiring real looking people who are serious about marriage, not shallow ones who are just serious about being on reality TV,” commented one fan.
Fans hope for changes love is blind Season 4 could be disappointing. Hosts Vanessa and Nick Lachey announced that seasons 4 and 5 have already been filmed, meaning the producers could not have considered fan feedback after season 3.
Each season takes place in a different city (so far we’ve seen couples in Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas), and the Lacheys haven’t revealed where upcoming episodes will be filmed. They didn’t say when either love is blind Season 4 premieres.
But they said fans can expect diversity in the cast. “The casting is quite varied. We certainly don’t have control, nor does anyone else, over who connects with whom and which of those relationships move to the next level,” Nick told Women’s Health. “As someone who has been there from day one and sees all the people who have been there from day one, I think they did a good job of trying to diversify the cast and continue to do so will do. You will see that in seasons 3, 4 and 5.”
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