Lauren and Cameron, one of couples who got married without seeing each other on Netflix's 'Love is Blind,' stopped by Buzzfeed to share some behind-the-scenes secrets from the show. Here are some they revealed:
Who you dated in the pods depended on rankings given by each contestant after a few rounds of quicker dating sessions.
Lauren:"When you start out, it's 15 women and 15 men. So we all kind of date each other for the first couple days and see who makes connections. Starting out, since it was so many people, the dates were shorter, maybe 7–10 minutes...we had a sheet where we'd rank one through five. So we'd say who our top people were and then if you matched up with somebody it was like, oh these two like each other! So you'd date your top three, and everyone would get into this flow of people they liked."
It was "strongly suggested" to wait to break up or stay together at the altar. Other than that, there were no "rules."
Lauren: "You knew what you signed up for. If you want to get married, do it — if not, don't. No one was held against their will. We could leave when we wanted to. It was up to us if we wanted to move forward or not."
Cameron: "No one needed to get engaged. It was all based on your free will. We knew the deal was if you got engaged, you have to go to the altar."
Lauren: "If you decided to say no, you had to say it at the altar. Well, it was strongly suggested."
The production paid for the wedding, but there was a budget.
Lauren:"Netflix provided a budget for us to get our wedding dresses. But if we went over that budget, we'd have to pay if it was the dress we wanted."
Wine, beer, soda, and snacks were all free flowing in the pods. If you needed something, it could be requested.
Lauren:"We walked in there, it was set up waiting for us. We have our little choice of beverages. Wines, shots...there were snacks. I would bring snacks in with me. I keep snacks...sometimes even if you're having a date, I could be like, 'Hey guys, can somebody bring me some wine?' and there would be, like, somebody in all black like, here you go!'"
If you haven't checked out the show yet, you really should! And don't forget, their reunion special is on Thursday! See the preview clip: