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Meet the Stars Hoping to Make Their Love Last on Netflix’s New Reality Dating Show, ‘Love Is Blind’

Is love really blind? That’s what Netflix’s new reality dating show wants to know. On Love Is Blind, hosted by Vanessa and Nick Lachey, single men and women have the chance to meet and fall for each other without ever seeing their partners in person. Only once one of them has popped the question and they’ve agreed to get engaged are they given the chance to finally meet face-to-face. And that’s just where the adventure starts.

In the first five episode of the show, which dropped on the streaming service on Thursday, February 13, fans got the chance to meet 30 men and women all hoping to find the one. But of those 30 singles, only 12 of them found somebody that they just might end up spending the rest of their life with. Six couples ended up deciding that they their forever person was right on the other side of that pod, and they wanted to walk down the aisle together one day.

But their love may not last. Some have trouble connecting the voice they spoke to in the pod with the person standing before them, and some have trouble forgetting about the previous connections they made — especially when all six couples are sent to stay at a resort together. Is a few days talking without any distractions enough to know that you’ve met the person you want to marry one day? And what happens when the brides- and groom-to-be leave the pods behind for a romantic getaway where they get to discover what it’s like to actually be a couple?

Things heat up when the couples reach the hotel, and the next ten episodes, dropping Thursday, February 20, and Thursday, February 27, promise that the drama is only going to get more extreme. Once the couples leave their love bubbles — that is, if they haven’t already popped — they’ll have to deal with the real world. Family and friends just might get in the way, not to mention other stressors like jobs and money and the natural annoyances that come with living together.

Check out the gallery below to see the Love Is Blind stars who are hoping to make love last.