DC is getting its own online version of the Netflix reality show Love Is Blind, where contestants date, fall in love, and get engaged without ever seeing the other person.
The project, launched on March 25, and was created by Beth Cormack, 27, of NoMa, who owns a marketing company and runs the dating event series Pitch a Friend. Cormack’s clients are primarily in the restaurant and hospitality fields, so her business has taken a hit during the Covid-19 crisis.
She is obviously a Love Is Blind fan and thought the show’s structure could resonate with a city living in its own version of the show’s isolation pods—aka their apartments. So she decided to make a quarantine version for DC.
Interested participants applied via Google forms and they also submitted a one-minute video about themselves.
And it doesn't stop there. Cormack is already planning to have other "seasons" for those who identify under the LGBTQ umbrella. Cormack selected 20 people for each group. and there is going to be other
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Cormack has created a private DC Is Blind Facebook group, which viewers can join for a $5 fee (which you pay via Venmo to the DC Is Blind group @dcisblind).
She will pair people up on phone dates, which she will monitor to make sure that no one discloses any information about how they look or things that could allow their date to search them online, like last names or the company they work for.
The phone calls will be recorded and uploaded to the Facebook group for viewers to listen to. Plus you can see them through the added confessionals.
The project will last a week, ending April 1, at which point participants have the opportunity to ask another person to be their “quarantine bae.”
The first season will focus on heterosexual folks, and the second Queer-entine season will launch April 2.
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