The Real Reason Love Is Blind Contestants Use Gold Wine Glasses

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Now that Netflix has graced subscribers with a second season of "Love Is Blind," there's one part of the show that continues to grab everyone's attention. It isn't the pods, the wall, or even the apartments the couples move into after returning home from their mini honeymoon. It's the gold wine glasses that showed up in season 1 and are back for more drama. But the reason for the metallic gold glasses might surprise you.

According to Today, the stemmed and stemless wine glasses are in part a means for visually tying the show together. "I don't know. It's something I like. When you turn on the show, you know it's our show. It's a very authentic, really true following of these people's journeys, but I like the fact that we have this sort of connective tissue with that in a really light way, it's fun," said "Love Is Blind" creator Chris Coelen. 

But if you take a closer look, you'll notice that the glasses are also opaque, which is a very specific set choice. By using glasses that viewers cannot see through, the film team is able to easily edit the footage for more seamless scenes, because no one can see how full or empty the glasses are at any given point. This means what is presented as one shot could actually be a few different moments spliced together out of order, or a long night depicted in a much shorter timeframe.

People can't stop talking about the shiny stemware

Fans who have watched the series have definitely shared their thoughts on the gold glasses. From dogs drinking out of them in season 1 to the many places the gold glasses appeared in season 2, the stemware definitely didn't go unnoticed. One viewer tweeted the producers "really got their money's worth," while another commented, "The absolute sponsorship chokehold this hideous gold wine glass brand has on Love is Blind." Someone else even snapped a photo of a couple meeting the parents and tweeted, "Why are these wine glasses showing up at other peoples homes?" Clearly Netflix was serious about continuity. 

If you've come to realize that love might not be blind, but that you need to have your own set of these glasses — you know, for your own personal continuity reasons — there are a decent amount of options online that look pretty similar. (Amazon reviewers seem to be fond of this set.) If you're lucky, the show might also give some away for the season 2 reunion episode, like they did during season 1. But whether you're a fan of the golden glasses or would prefer to never see them again, at least you know what's really behind the style choice.