Viral ‘Love Is Blind’ spoof pairs singles self-quarantined from coronavirus – New York Post
These guys are lovesick.
With the coronavirus bringing face-to-face dating to a halt, singles are getting increasingly desperate for some action. Enter “Love is Quarantine,” a social media dating experiment based on the popular reality show “Love is Blind.”
The concept comes from Bushwick creatives Thi Lam and Rance Nix, who are pairing off self-isolated singles for blind chats with total strangers — similar to the “Love is Blind” format of having daters rotate through “pods,” in which they could speak to but not see each other.
“Being quarantined in an apartment is like being in a pod,” Lam, a 27-year-old content creator, tells The Post.
Stuck in their apartment with their jobs called off, Lam and Nix, 28, launched the concept Tuesday as a joke. Within just three hours, 24 people were going on “dates” in their own homes.
By Wednesday afternoon, the Instagram page had over 5,200 followers and over 500 eligible singles hoping to find romance while social distancing.
“We’re two extroverts. We’re going stir-crazy, it’s only day two of self-isolation,” says Lam. “We have a lot of time on our hands.”
Lam and Nix say they made up the show as they went along. Using a public Google Sheet and their Instagram account, they recruit people looking for love. Contestants enter their names, phone numbers and a short bio about themselves. Lam sees himself as Nick Lachey and Nix sees himself as Vanessa Lachey, the hosts