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Love Is Blind Season 2 Release Date, Hosts And Contestants - What We Know So Far

Given the current slate of reality dating shows, it seems like more people than ever are desperate to find love. Netflix's Love is Blind, though, is a show that brings two people together who don't even have a chance to lay eyes on one another initially — instead, they have to decide whether they're going to continue dating just based on a conversation, where they don't get to know what the other person looks like. It culminates in a wedding ceremony, where they have to decide whether to actually marry, or walk away right then and there. It's a show that seeks to answer the question about whether love is, truly, skin deep. 

From the cringey moments to the heartfelt ones, season 1 of Love is Blind had plenty of scenes to draw viewers in, and the series is not going to end anytime soon. Netflix has already announced a second season (as well as a third), so here's what you need to know to prepare yourself for more hopeless romantics getting together and breaking up. 

What's the release date for Love is Blind season 2?

The first season of Love is Blind came out in February 2020, and that included a reunion special where the couples got back together to talk about what their experiences on the show were like, and whether they were still together afterward. It didn't take long for the series to catch on, and one month later, Netflix took to Twitter to announce a second season was in the works, and that people could apply to end up on the show themselves. 

March 2020 also just so happens to be when the COVID-19 pandemic really started impacting society on a global stage, forcing numerous TV and film productions to be suspended. The same thing likely happened with Love is Blind season 2, with filming probably getting pushed back until it was safer to do so. Things have started getting back on track, as of late, so we'd suspect season 2 will come out sometime in the summer or fall of 2021. 

Who are the hosts for Love is Blind season 2?

Real-world couple Nick and Vanessa Lachey hosted the reality series during its first season, and it looks like the chemistry was real between them and the crew, as they're returning for both the second and third seasons. In an interview with Hollywood Life in March 2021, Vanessa Lachey confirmed they'd be coming back and that filming would begin within the month. She also took some time to explain the challenges of working around the pandemic, stating, "They're in pods and bubble pods for the first two weeks, but they then typically get out of the pods and there's a lot of physical connection that's part of the show... can the physical connection match the emotional connection? And then we go back to the hometown and see if the family and friend connection match the love connection. So, we finally found a way to safely shoot the season and we are excited!"

In a separate interview with Insider, Vanessa Lachey went on to talk about how much season 2's production differs from that of season 1 — because back then, the show was completely unknown. Going into season 2, potential contestants know what they're getting into. Now, she offers the following advice: "I truly believe that if people come into season two with an open heart and mind that they will find love, but if they come in wanting to be famous it's going to blow up in their face." 

Who are the contestants for Love is Blind season 2?

Numerous cast members from the first season of Love is Blind became household names — like Cameron Hamilton and Lauren Speed, who got married, and are still together as of March 2021. Other couples may not have been as fortunate, but love can be a fickle thing. The most important thing, going into the show, is that you have to be open to love and the many wonderful forms it can take, and that earnestness is one of the main things the producers look for with future contestants. 

In an interview with Variety, Love is Blind executive producer and creator Chris Coelen spoke about who they look for to put on the series: "There's a lot of good shows out there where people can find love, but it's not really that serious. We wanted people who are genuine about it. That was kind of criteria number one. Beyond that, within a certain relative age range, that's about it." 

One possible future contestant? You, reading this right now! There's an open casting call on Love is Blind's website, so you can answer some personal questions, and talk about your dating history and preferences, to see if you can end up on the Netflix series.