'Love Is Blind's Deepti on Applying for the Show: "Don't Waste Someone's Time" (EXCLUSIVE)
It might be hard to imagine putting yourself through the fast-paced dating experiment that is Love Is Blind. But the show was able to cast dozens of hopeful singles for two seasons so far. And now, many are curious to learn about the casting details for Season 3.
Distractify spoke exclusively with Deepti Vempati from Season 2, and she shared her advice for fans who might want to apply to be on future seasons. She came out of her season single but with a group of close friends and a positive outlook on life despite the way her romance with fellow Season 2 cast member Abhishek "Shake" Chatterjee ended.
On Love Is Blind, contestants get to know potential love interests in individual pods without meeting them IRL, talking through a wall that separates them, and only meeting face to face once they get engaged. Sometimes, the experiment works out. Other times, it falls completely flat.
But there's always drama, and even before Season 2 premiered, Nick Lachey, who hosts the show with his wife Vanessa, revealed to Entertainment Tonight that Season 3 had already been filmed.
The 'Love Is Blind' casting website is no longer available.
When Nick told the outlet that Love Is Blind Season 3 had already been filmed, that obviously meant that the season had also been cast. For Season 2 fans who had hoped to sign up to be part of the series's next installment, that's a little devastating. However, for viewers who just want to see more dramatic love triangles, squares, and pentagons, all that matters is that Season 3 is around the corner.
If you'd like to sign up for a future season of Love Is Blind, the casting website is no longer available. But that may just mean a new round of casting will begin once Season 3 premieres. Until then, you can take some of Deepti's advice as a Season 2 fan favorite and all-around queen to her tons of fans.
"My advice would be, don't waste someone's time," Deepti told us. "So really think about if you want to be in a committed relationship with somebody. And if you think you have it in you, if you have the emotional capacity to ... care about somebody in this type of setting, to go through something that is a very emotional process and to be filmed while doing it, [you should apply]."
She added that someone who is "ready to be in a committed relationship" and ready to "take the leap of faith to get married to somebody in a short period of time" would be ideal for Love Is Blind.
"That would be the type of person that I would say should apply," Deepti said.
Are 'Love Is Blind' cast members paid to be on the show?
No one involved in Love Is Blind has revealed whether or not contestants are paid to be on the show. Of course, the social media fame and other opportunities that come as byproducts of being part of the popular Netflix series often offer monetary compensation. But it's unclear if the show itself pays participants.
Where was Season 3 of 'Love Is Blind' filmed?
Season 1 of Love Is Blind was filmed in Atlanta. Season 2 took viewers to Chicago. Chances are, Season 3 was reportedly filmed in another large U.S. city. According to multiple reports, Season 3 of Love Is Blind was filmed in Dallas, Texas.
There hasn't been an official announcement about the cast for Season 3 of Love Is Blind, but given the first two seasons' drama, fans can expect to see another group of singles who are ready to fall in love in the pods. Hopefully all future applicants follow Deepti's advice.
Love Is Blind is now streaming on Netflix.