Love is Blind season 2 tests what it means to fall in love. Do looks, money, and other things matter when it comes to the matters of the heart? Or can you fall in love with who someone is, sight unseen? Again, we are watching a bunch of hopefuls navigate these questions in season 2 of the series. And since we can’t control selves, here is our breakdown of the first 5 episodes!
Love is Blind is back for Season 2! Five episodes in, how does this feel in comparison to Season 1? Are you more or less invested?
Lizzie: I watched the first season a little against my best instincts, and got over my issues with just enjoying things others consider trashy during the pandemic, so I have truly enjoyed Season 2 more than Season 1. There’s also a latine couple I can root for, so that has been great to see. And we got our villain, just like in Season 1. So I think I’m definitely more invested, which probably has more to do with me than with the cast — but there is the diversity aspect, which I truly appreciate the show making an effort on.
Lyra: I thought I loved season one of Love is Blind. I also thought that this show couldn’t better and messier. Then season two of Love is Blind happened and I just…IT’S SO MUCH BETTER! A part of it is due to the drama and the messiness of it all. Who doesn’t love that. And yes, a part of it was also due to the concept of finding someone and falling in love. But honestly, what really got me and what kept me going, what kept me watching, is the representation that we saw on screen. It shows that they’ve taken the time and put an effort into making it more diverse. And that they’ve taken into consideration the many different types of people who like trash and want to see themselves in that trash while turning off their brain because love is something we’re all truly looking for.
Rank the couples from least favorite to favorite, with a brief explanation as to why.
Lizzie: Shaina and anyone go last. Shaina and Kyle, Shaina and whoever she wants to be with, Shaina and herself. Shaina is last. Because Shaina.
Followed by Shake and Deepti just because she deserves better. Full stop.
Then Iyanna and Jarrette, for basically the same reason. She deserves better than to be someone’s second choice, and he has done nothing to prove that he really wanted her and didn’t just “settle.”
Then Nick and Danielle. Sorry, not sorry, I know they were trying to give me Cameron and Lauren vibes with how quickly they got engaged, but Danielle is just a mess and Nick is an agent of chaos. The way he was just enjoying causing drama when all the couples got together, hell no. I’m not here for that. Even when they’re cute, and they sometimes are, I just don’t know.
After them, we get to my top two couples, and I am as shocked as you are that I’m saying this, but …Natalie and Shayne. I wasn’t sold on them, because I didn’t have faith in Shayne. He’s like a big puppy, excitable, loving and very needy, and I wasn’t sure that would translate well to a relationship, but it seems like he’s trying and she’s trying and perhaps there’s a chance they could meet in the middle.
And my number one is Salvador and Mal. Now, after their first meeting, I was worried, I’m not gonna lie. But the more time they spend together, the more they talk about the misunderstandings, and the thorny subjects, the more I feel confident that they have the type of foundation that is meant to last. If only one couple has to make it to the altar, let it be them.
Lyra: *rubs hands together* Shaina is certainly at the bottom. She settled for Kyle and he kept chasing her like a little puppy for some reason I can’t understand. So, yes, firmly on the bottom with no sympathy for me.
I have to agree with Lizzie on next up being Deepti and Shake. And it’s not because I have anything against Deepti. She’s great! It’s about my deep dislike of Shake. I thought to give him a chance after how he changed in the beginning. But he’s still the immature and ughhh person we knew in the beginning.
Next up are Danielle and Nick. I really enjoyed in the beginning. I’m not going to lie. They had hope and a strong bond. But the more that I got to know about them the more I saw how messy they were. And not the kind of messy that leads to growth. It’s the kind of messy that leads to misunderstanding after misunderstanding.
The three that I like, but still see some slight problems that tie them all together, are Iyanna/Jarrette, Mallory/Salvador, and Natalie/Shayne. They have the potential to actually survive what comes next and I’m hoping they take the time to get to know each other and grow together and not apart.
Who do you think is making it to the altar? Who are you sure won’t? Who shouldn’t?
Lizzie: If Shaina marries anyone, I’ll eat my shoe. And Shake and Deepti really, really shouldn’t marry, but I’m afraid they might. I hope Deepti sees the truth before she makes a commitment to a man who will always treat her like a sister.
Iyanna and Jarrette also fall in my they probably shouldn’t category. She will never be sure and perhaps, neither will he. They might benefit from trying to date longer if they really do care for each other.
I’m pretty sure Nick and Danielle are going to get married. They might even stay married, because they’re gonna have to work a lot on themselves if they want to make their relationship work. And I think Natalie and Shayne and Mallory and Salvador are making it too, or at least I hope so?
Lyra: Personally, I think Natalie and Shayne are going to make it. Firstly, they balance each other out and bring out something different in the other. There’s a challenge there to try new things, get to see someone else’s perspective, and genuine curiosity at what they could be like together. Basically, they’ve got the makings of something lifelong, sweet, and everlasting.
The same could be said for Mallory and Salvador. Sure, they were a little rough around the edges. And sure, it bothered me that Mallory said she wasn’t attracted to him when they first really saw each other, throwing the whole Love is Blind concept into the trash can. But she’s taken her time to know Salvador and really invested in the mission statement of the show.
But back on track.
Mallory and Salvador have really taken the time to break through some of the hard spots that have held back their relationship and come out on top because of it. And that’s why they’re going to survive whatever comes their way and prove Jarrette wrong when it comes to whole she should be with.
As for the rest of the couples…they’re messy and I’m not sure they’re going to make it in the real world. Especially with their insecurities and the way they want to completely cut themselves from their past or anything that makes them the person who they are today, even in small ways. Also, with Shaina, I’ll eat the other shoe if she gets married.
Love is Blind season 2 episodes 1-5 are available on Netflix.