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Is Love Blind?

The new Netflix original show "Love is Blind" has been creating a lot of buzz even in Jamaica apparently as persons hoping to find true love and get married agree to participate in a social experiment where they go on series of dates with people they have never met or seen before. The purpose of the experiment is to know if people can form deep connections and fall in love without ever seeing each other to the point where the male in the scenario would propose and would only get to meet (see) the "love of his life" if she accepted his proposal.

If you've watched the show, you don't have to ask who our favourite couple was as it's quite obvious from the picture. I'll try to avoid spoilers for those who haven't watched it and still want to. The term 'love is blind' usually suggests that when someone is "in love" they can't see the other person's flaws no matter how apparent they are and will, therefore settle for or accept mediocre or poor treatment and behaviour. The show, however, seeks to know whether people can form deeper more meaningful connections when distractions such as physical appearance are removed from the equation. As for the findings from the show... I promised no spoilers, but here are our thoughts. On the premise of the show, love is blind. It does not discriminate, it is based on so much more than looks or socio-economic backgrounds or any of the other superficial things we make it about. In the traditional context of the statement #LoveIsBlind, our opinion is simple but let's start with this quote: "Love is not blind - It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less." Will Moss True & Perfect Love enables us to see more clearly. This is why love cannot operate based on conditions (looks, shortcomings or ideals). Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying we shouldn't have standards, we should establish standards for how we treat others and how we are to be treated, standards for character or integrity...Love is The Standard. We ought to be guided at first by information and not just our feelings because love is not a mere feeling, it is a commitment based on a connection that should not be made lightly. It is the unconditional nature of love that enables us to see EVERY side of a person and still be patient, kind, tender-hearted, respectful and forgive. It is a commitment to each other's present and future wellbeing and fulfilment regardless of their past. #LoveIsTheStandard #MarriageMonday #2Become1Marriage

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