"Around the moment that an atheist gave a speech about how he and a devout Christian who doesn’t believe in evolution might work through their differences, I began to wonder if Love Is Blind Season 2 might just fry the last two brain cells I have left," says Laura Bradley. "Not in the unpleasant sense, like the way a microwave bores a nuclear core into a frozen burrito, but in the nice way—like a blinding ray of light that hits the pineal gland at just the right angle to send beams of Lisa Frank-colored light out of your eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. This is the kind of delightful trash TV that can turn a bad day or even week around—a surreal blend of treacly proclamations, genuine vulnerability, and influencer-chic aesthetic. Who needs brain waves when you’ve got these vibes?"
Love Is Blind proves the opposite of its premise: "Insecurities run rife, as people attempt to put their preconceived notions about what constitutes physical attractiveness to one side," says Rebecca Nicholson. "For all of its crowing about finding proof that physical attractiveness is irrelevant, though, it often proves the opposite. It shows that all people are judgmental, to some degree, and it naughtily nudges viewers to feel the same. The most enlightening moments in these early episodes are when the couples finally come face-to-face, running towards each other, or not, from behind Blind Date-style screens."
Nick Lachey would be okay with participating on Love Is Blind: “I tend to be a pretty emotionally open person anyway,” he tells The Daily Beast. “So I don’t think I’d have a problem kind of going all-in and jumping in with both feet and hoping for the best… If you’re looking for love and you haven’t found it, why not? I’d go for it.”
Love Is Blind creator Chris Coelen responds to Season 1 criticism that it failed to cast a wider range of sizes, ethnicities and types of hopeful singles: "Both Season 1 and Season 2, we really tried to have a diverse pool of participants in every sense of what that word means — whether it’s experience or body type or ethnicity or whatever. There’s only so many people that we showed," he tells the Los Angeles Times. "It’s actually kind of interesting to see who gravitates toward who, and I’ve thought about this, and I’ve talked about this in the past — there’s something that’s very interesting to me, that when you go into an environment where you do strip away all of the trappings of the material world, and you’re in there, there’s some people that just present confidently or flirtatiously or whatever. It’s certainly not like we said, 'Let’s stack the deck.' No, we had every kind of person that we could find come into this environment, and everybody had an equal opportunity. We don’t steer or control any of it. We just set up the mechanism and help move them around, depending on who they want to spend time with."