Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers for episodes 1-4 of Love Is Blind Season 3.
Most reality dating shows are about finding the perfect match in the hopes of staying together after filming ends. But when it comes to Love Is Blind on Netflix, the stakes are a lot higher. Cast members are supposed to not only fall in love but also get engaged in the span of a couple of weeks. But what happens after someone proposes on Love Is Blind?
The show casts a bunch of singles ready to find their soulmate and fall in love. The kicker is that none of them meet face-to-face until after they're engaged. Potential partners get to know each other in rooms called pods through a wall that divides them. It's like fast-paced blind dating that ends in an engagement. And while not all couples get engaged, the ones who do take the leap get to continue on the show.
What happens after someone proposes on 'Love Is Blind'?
In Season 3 of Love Is Blind, Alexa and Brennon get engaged by the end of the first episode. That's early by anyone's standards, and it's also a surprise for this show (although Danielle and Nick also got engaged in the first ep of Season 2). Still, Alexa and Brennon develop strong feelings early on and decide to take the next step. Shortly after they get engaged, they meet face-to-face in that unique Love Is Blind engagement hallway.
Several couples follow suit in the next episodes, and none of those people are seen in the pods again after their hall. Since they're now engaged and have met face-to-face, they don't need to talk through a wall anymore. But where do they go?
Once all of the engaged couples are formed, they meet at a resort in Malibu to get to know each other better. Because Brennon and Alexa got engaged before everyone else, they might have been permitted to leave for Malibu earlier than their fellow cast members. It isn't clear if they do from the show, but that would give them additional time to get to know each other there.
Do 'Love Is Blind' couples have to get engaged?
The point of Love Is Blind is for people to meet their future spouse. They aren't supposed to leave the show single or even in a dating relationship. Instead, they're meant to get engaged. If they don't get engaged, they're released from the show once the engaged couples leave the pods. There's no mention of which contestants actually leave or when they leave in Season 3, but as connections form, it's clear who will be sticking around and who will no longer be getting screen time.
'Love Is Blind' is super fast-paced.
Love Is Blind contestants face a ton of pressure. They have to get to know other people without meeting them in real life while essentially competing with other cast members. Seasons 1 and 2 both involved love triangles — and even squares! — and things get messy.
Plus, contestants are only in the pods for a couple of weeks before they're supposed to decide if they want to get engaged and head to the retreat in Malibu.
It's a lot for the contestants. Sometimes, the fast-paced environment helps them get serious about their connections. But for others, the pressure proves to be too much. For the right people — including the Season 1 couples who are still together today — the Love Is Blind process truly works.
Love Is Blind is now streaming on Netflix.