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Want an LGBTQ+ Version of Love Is Blind? Don't Get Your Hopes Up

Want an LGBTQ+ Version of 'Love Is Blind?' Don't Get Your Hopes Up

Want an LGBTQ+ Version of 'Love Is Blind?' Don't Get Your Hopes Up

In the words of Iyanla Vanzant, "you'll never get it."

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Does an LGBTQ+ version of Netflix's massively popular reality dating show Love Is Blind sound like something you want? Well let me tell you, you'll (probably) never get it. 

In a recent interview with Metro, Love Is Blind showrunner Chris Coelen was asked about a possible LGBTQ+ version of the hit series, and his answer didn't give fans much faith that it would ever happen.

"This is not a show that is particularly about sexuality," Coelen said. "But with that said...I do think that, based on the setup of it, a LGBTQ+ version of that has some logistical difficulties in the current setup."

He continued: 

"But do I think there is some sort of variation that might ultimately work? Potentially! I would love to figure that out."

(Really??? A show that's literally about finding someone to become your possible life partner has NOTHING to do with sexuality??? Sure, Jan.)

Ridiculous quotes aside, Love Is Blind isn't the only TV dating series that has taken a stalled approach when it comes to LGBTQ+ inclusion. Although America's popular Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise has had a queer relationship in one of its spin-offs (Bachelor in Paradise's Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty), host Chris Harrison has been notoriously (and frustratingly) vague about whether the main shows will ever have a queer lead. Love Is Blind itself has also had a bisexual contestant on the show named Carlton, but unfortunately, a lot of his screen time was dedicated to dealing with a lot of biphobia.

We're not sure what "logistical difficulties" Coelen is talking about in a proposed LGBTQ+ setup of Love Is Blind (isn't everyone just supposed to be locked in two separate rooms?), especially since the show has already had one openly queer contestant, but like so much other media, queer people just have to keep waiting to see themselves.

At least we have that all LGBTQ+/sexually-fluid cast of Are You the One? season eight to look back on...

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Raffy Ermac

Digital Director, Out.com

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel