The Selection Process for 'Love Is Blind' Is Actually Pretty Extensive — Here's How to Apply

The 'Love Is Blind' casting team work around the clock to find the best and most genuine singles in each city.

Lizzy Rosenberg - Author

Mar. 8 2024, Updated 3:25 p.m. ET

Nick and Vanessa Lachey on 'Love Is Blind'
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It's hard to believe, but Netflix's dating reality series Love Is Blind just finished Season 6.

The dating show—produced by Kinetic Content (Married at First Sight and The Bachelor) and hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey—calls itself a social experiment, delving into the importance of sexual attraction in relationships.

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Throughout the show's six seasons, nine couples have said "I do" at the altar and are still together today. And we can expect the number to keep increasing as more seasons air.

Now, if you'd like to test out the pods for yourself, here's how to sign up for Love Is Blind. Beware, though—the selection process is grueling.

First off, the 'Love Is Blind' producers don't cast just anyone.

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On many popular dating shows, a number of contestants are "there for the wrong reasons."

But Love Is Blind producers are supposedly extra selective, making sure that each cast member is truly interested in falling in love, rather than "building their brands."

In a 2020 interview with EW, the series creator, Chris Coelen, explained what they look for:

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"We have a lot of experience in doing these kind of shows," he said. "We have a great casting department and they reached out to people who they felt would be genuinely interested in this kind of commitment. I think that’s really key; we want people who aren’t just doing it for the attention. There’s certainly plenty of places for people who want to do stuff for the attention. We wanted to be really dealing with people who were genuinely interested in it."

That's great to hear, but how do you actually apply?

How to apply to be on "Love Is Blind':

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Unfortunately, we, the people, have no say on which areas Love Is Blind visits. They choose the cities, and if you do happen to live in that area, then you are more than welcome to fill out the application on the show’s website, where you'll be asked to submit a few things, including a 15-second video, pictures, and answer profiling questions. All contestants must live in the city where the season is filming so they can move in together following their experience in the pods and on the couples’ retreat.

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As the show's casting director, Rosie Driscoll, previously told IndieWire, she and her team make their presence known once the season's city has been picked. “The big job for us is to make sure that everyone within a 50-mile radius is talking about the fact that Love Is Blind is casting there,” she said.

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The casting team typically plans to talk with about 2,000 candidates via phone. They'll then choose 300 to 400 people for the next round of Zoom interviews. During this phase, the team will dig a little deeper to make sure they find the right people who are genuinely looking for love and not clout. The goal is to find those who have certain qualities that indicate they're committed to finding a meaningful relationship.

“Those indicators would be if they’ve done the work on themselves, healed from past relationships, truly understand what the meaning of love is, or have experienced what it is to love,” Rosie continued.

Additionally, each applicant must complete a nearly 300-question compatibility questionnaire. “It’s very detailed, and we have a background check and psych evaluation before anyone moves forward to the pod," she said.

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From there, the casting team narrows its top 60 to 70 applicants down to 30.

"The story really has to hone in on the connections or triangles that we’re going to follow.…” she added. “The main thing is to follow the most authentic love stories at the end of the day."

'Love Is Blind' has filmed in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Houston, and Charlotte. Where are they headed next?

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In a September 2022 Instagram post, the casting producer revealed that they were looking for "amazing singles" in Charlotte, N.C., Washington, D.C., Tampa, Fla., and Detroit, Mich.

Season 6 took place in Charlotte, but we've yet to see D.C., Tampa, or Detroit. Perhaps we'll see the outcomes of these casting calls future seasons.

Seasons 1 through 6 of Love Is Blind are currently streaming on Netflix.

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