The Real Reason Love Is Blind Uses Those Gold Wine Glasses

Reality TV has become its own genre of entertainment. With the seemingly countless number of reality shows on today's radar, there are a few that have grown immensely in viewership in recent years. "Love is Blind" is a dating series on Netflix hosted by former 98 Degrees member Nick Lachey and his wife, actress Vanessa Lachey. The series, which just aired its Season 2 finale, boasts an experimental concept: In short, the contestants get to know their potential companions, fall in love, and become engaged to be married — all before meeting face to face. Then, when they finally exit their secluded pods and connect in person, they not only see what each other physically looks like, but they experience the ups and downs of the outside world together before saying, "I do" (per IMDb).

Throughout the latest season, viewers couldn't help but notice that the same style drinking vessel was used in various scenes, no matter where the contestants and their families were. All beverages were sipped from metallic gold wine glasses. One Twitter user asked, "Can someone please tell me what is up with all of the gold wine glasses EVERYWHERE on #LoveIsBlind??" Another user wrote, "At this point I'm expecting gold wine glasses to be listed in the credits of the show because we can't have one scene without them." No, this is not a subliminal brand sponsorship, nor is it a total coincidence. As it turns out, there's actually a pretty clever reason behind the gilded goblets.

The gold wine glasses are a crafty production trick

If you noticed gold drinkware in just about every dining scene while watching "Love is Blind," from the soundproof pods to the contestants' families' homes, you're definitely not alone. But like many other observant fans, you may be wondering why the production crew decided not to use a more traditional type of glassware like a classic, clear drinking vessel. Well, the logic behind this aesthetic detail actually makes a ton of sense. According to Food52, the opaque wine glasses allow the show's editors to connect scenes together without revealing how much liquid has been consumed. In other words, viewers can't tell how much time has passed between shots since they can't see any wine in the solid drinkware, therefore eliminating any production fallacies. Sneaky yet genius! As social media strategist Mia Aquino explained on Twitter, "It just simply helps with editing/the continuity of the scene. You can't see how much is left in the glass! Gotta love reality tv!!"

When asked about the now-iconic glasses, Chris Coelen, the show's creator, told Variety, "I don't know. It's something I like. When you turn on the show, you know it's our show." He said, "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." Cheers to concealing gold-lacquered chalices!