How Much ‘Love Is Blind’ Contestants Actually Get Paid Might Surprise You

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  • The Love Is Blind cast "are paid little if anything," according to a source close to the show.

  • The source also said the couples truly participate in the experiment to find love.

  • The engaged couples paid for a majority of their wedding too, though production covered some costs.

Season three of Love Is Blind is almost here, which had me thinking: How much would someone have to pay me to talk to a wall for ten days? Probably not very much, I figured, since the Love Is Blind cast could apparently request any snack sent to their pod, according to Refinery29, and I'm highly motivated by snacks on demand. (Real talk: Who isn't?)

Netflix must have figured people would be naturally drawn to the premise of finding love and getting engaged sight unseen, and luckily, they were right. The show had more than enough contestants making romantic connections—with barely any monetary motivation.

Yep, unlike a lot of reality shows (including Netflix's other recent hit The Circle) where there's a grand prize is a large sum of cash, the Love Is Blind cast were actually there for, ahem, the **right** reasons.

The show pays $1,000 per week.

"The participants are paid little if anything," a source close to the show told Women's Health. "They are truly in it to find love!"

According to a lawsuit filed by season 2 contestant Jeremy Hartwell in July 2022, the Netflix show pays $1,000 per week, up to $8,000 for the length of filming the show, per Us Weekly. One of the allegations in the suit was that the production paid “less than half of the applicable minimum wage rate of $15.00 per hour” in California, claiming the cast worked up to 20 hours a week.

The cast pays for their own weddings, too.

Love Is Blind couples in season one also paid for the majority of their own nuptials, according to a production rep. "Of course production supplies some of the basics, but because these are their real weddings, it’s up to them as to how to spend their money," the rep previously shared with Women's Health.

I don't know about the rest of the Netflix-verse, but hearing the contestants are in it solely to find love (unlike a certain show that rhymes with "The Machelor") made me adore Love Is Blind even more. Sigh...

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