Why The Contestants On Love Is Blind Sip Out Of Gold Wine Glasses

Netflix's "Love Is Blind" has returned full force for its sixth season, and while we have been graced with all new singles, there is one returning favorite. We aren't talking about hosts Nick and Vanessa Lachey, either. It's the gold wine glasses that have been a mainstay and fan favorite from the very beginning — and as the newest season heads toward its March 6, 2024, finale, fans may be wondering why the wine glasses are metallic gold at all.

According to Today, both the stemmed and stemless gold 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 that 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.

'Love Is Blind' fans still can't get enough of the gold wine glasses

Fans who have watched "Love Is Blind" have definitely shared their thoughts on the gold glasses. From holding them while wedding dress shopping in season two to them showing up in every home and on every romantic trip throughout the show's run, the stemware definitely didn't go unnoticed. One viewer tweeted that 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.'" 

And it's not just fans who think the cups are iconic. Season two contestant Deepti Vempati told E! News that for her season's cast, "All the girls, we wanted to get like a tiny little goblet tattooed on ourselves," adding, " ... we would always put all of our drinks in the gold goblets. It's just a symbolic thing for us." Considering how popular the cups have become, it's not really shocking that Netflix is trying to sell them from it's own store

And given that season six of "Love Is Blind" is now airing in 2024, the gold wine glasses are once again trending as fans search for a place to grab their own set to be ready for the final episodes. You may not need to worry about shooting a seamless scene of two people crying and arguing in your own home, but considering how much they pop on TV, a set of gold wine glasses is sure to catch the eye of anyone you might be hosting.