Is love truly blind? That the question the Love Is Bind season 4 cast and contestants are trying to answer as they date, fall in love and get engaged—sight unseen—in Seattle, Washington.
Love Is Blind, which first premiered on Netflix in February 2020, follows around 30 men and women over the course of a couple weeks as they speed-date in “Pods,” where they can talk to each other but not see each other. During the 10 days, the couples can decide if they want to get engaged—still sight unseen. After the proposal, the couples meet face-to-face for the first time and go on vacation at a resort in Mexico, where they learn more about each other and meet the other couples. After the trip, the couples, who all live in the same city, return to the real world and move into an apartment together as they meet each other’s families and friends and prepare for their weddings. At the altar on their wedding days, the couples must decide whether to marry or breakup as they answer the age-old question of if love can be truly blind.
Since the premiere of Love Is Blind, the show has become one of Netflix’s highest-rated series, with more than 30 million views in its first two months. “Across the world, everybody feels the same way: Everyone wants to be loved for who they are on the inside. It doesn’t matter where you live, what you look like, how old you are, what your background is, which class you know, or social structure you feel like you’re a part of, everyone wants to be loved for who they are,” creator Chris Coelen told Variety in 2020. “In today’s society we’ve got all these ways to find love through dating apps and technology. Those things sort of counterintuitively have made people feel disposable. They’ve made people feel like it’s all surface level. It does the opposite thing it was supposed to do. So we thought, what if we took everybody’s devices away, how could we get them to focus on connecting with other people?”
Coelen also told Variety about how the connections on Love Is Blind were based on choice, which is why the relationships were that much stronger. “It was incredibly scary because nobody had to do anything, versus a show like we do Married at First Sight, you sign up and you know, you’re getting married to a stranger. Here, nobody had to do anything. It was if you find someone, if you choose. Which is so scary. They don’t have to go through with the wedding ceremony,” he said. “But assuming they found someone, could that love overcome any judgment in the real world? That’s an incredibly fascinating question. And that’s what we set out to try to examine.”
But back to the Love Is Blind season 4 cast. So…who’s in the Love Is Blind season 4 cast? Meet the main contestants from Love Is Blind 2023 and what they each did for a living before reality TV.
Who is in the Love Is Blind season 4 cast? Meet the contestants from Love Is Blind 2023.
Job: Criminal Defense Attorney
Quote: “The key to my heart is steak…and a thoughtful gesture.”
Who is Zack from Love Is Blind season 4? Zack Goytowski is a 31-year-old Criminal Defense Attorney from the Seattle, Washington, area. His Instagram handle is @zackgoytowski. “Lawyer- Exploring the PNW Movement Culture – Jiu Jitsu – Calisthenics,” his Instagram bio read at the time Love Is Blind season 4 premiered.
“I photoshopped myself into one of those Love Is Blind announcement cards. Think they’d ever let me on?,” Zack captioned an Instagram post announcing he was on the Love Is Blind season 4 in March 2023. In a video announcing the full Love Is Blind season 4 cast in March 2023, Zach described his moment of truth as when he learned he was “recreational” arguer.
According to his Linkedin, Zack graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology in 2012, and also attended the University of Idaho’s College of Law.
Job: Client Lead Recruiter
Quote: It’s hard meeting men in public. I need help!
Who is Tiffany from Love Is Blind season 4? Tiffany Pennywell is a 37-year-old Client Lead Recruiter from the Seattle, Washington, area. Her Instagram handle is @tcpenny. “HTX girl in the PNW / @loveisblindnetflix S4 / Wandering Free-Spirit / Lover of good vibes, good people, & a good caipirinha,” her Instagram bio read at the time Love Is Blind season 4 premiered.
“It turns out that dating in Seattle was trickier than expected. 🤷🏽♀️ I’m excited to finally share that I’m part of the Season 4 cast of @loveisblindnetflix! I can’t wait for you all to see where my journey to find love takes me,” Tiffany captioned an Instagram post announcing she was on Love Is Blind season 4 in March 2023. In a video announcing the full Love Is Blind season 4 cast in March 2023, Tiffany described that she was looking for someone who can make her feel special.
According to her Linkedin, Tiffany graduated from with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of North Texas in 2010. At the time Love Is Blind season 4 premiered, her most recent job was as a Client Lead Recruiter at Amazon, which she worked as from 2016 to 2022. Tiffany started at Amazon as a North American Operations Recruiter in 2016. “The evolution of Amazon has been driven by innovation. It’s part of our DNA,” she wrote in her job description. “We are doing things every day that have never been done before—providing a huge selection of products and continuing to fulfill orders quickly.”
She continued, “We accomplish this by solving complex problems with ingenuity and simplicity. We’re making history and the good news is that we’ve only just begun. At Amazon, we strive to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. To get there, we need exceptionally talented and driven people to help us create the Earth’s best delivery network – ensuring timely, reliable and cost-effective delivery. Work hard. Have fun. Make history.” Before Amazon, Tiffany also worked as a Professional Recruiter at Insight Global from 2011 to 2015.
Job: Environmental Scientist
Quote: “The key to my heart is finding happiness in small things.”
Who is Paul from Love Is Blind season 4? Paul Peden is a 29-year-old Environmental Scientist from the Seattle, Washington, area. His Instagram handle is @paulpeden. “Amor Fati,” his Instagram bio read at the time Love Is Blind season 4 premiered. Paul also has a food Instagram account under the handle @paulpremium, where he shares photos and videos of dishes he’s made or had at restaurants.
“Does anyone have a Netflix password I can borrow for March 24th?” Paul captioned an Instagram post announcing he was on Love Is Blind season 4 in March 2023. In a video announcing the full Love Is Blind season 4 cast in March 2023, Paul described the key to his heart as finding happiness in small things.
Job: Marketing Manager:
Quote: My worst habit is overthinking and romanticizing.
Who is Micah from Love Is Blind season 4? Micah Lussier is a 27-year-old Marketing Manager from the Seattle, Washington, area. Her Instagram handle is @micah.lussier.
“Surprise supriseeeee 👏🏼 Excited to FINALLY share that I’m part of the Season 4 cast of @loveisblindnetflix! Can’t wait for you all to see where my journey to find love takes me when Love is Blind premieres on March 24th,” Micah captioned an Instagram post announcing she was on Love Is Blind season 4 in March 2023.
According to her Linkedin, Micah graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications in 2018. She had a minor in Business Administration, Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communication, and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. At the time Love Is Blind season 4 premiered, Micah worked as a Marketing Campaign Manager at Salesforce. Before Salesforce, she was a Marketing Campaign Manager at Tonkean,CBS Nuggets and Avalara. “Passionate marketing manager of value-driven programs fueling global growth and competitive advantage,” Micah’s Linkedin bio read. “Skilled in coaching team members, driving strategy and executing program visions from start to finish, managing complex roadmaps while adapting to change and shifting priorities to maximize value delivered.”
She continued, “Familiar in working with teams of diverse backgrounds; aligning closely with Product Owners and Stakeholders to establish/maintain product backlogs, breaking out investable stories and roadmap these PBI’s into sprints based on data-driven business prioritization. Experience at inspecting and adapting team processes based on team feedback to improve team’s ability to deliver value incrementally and increase operational efficiencies. Excellent communication, organization and time-management.”
Job: Marketing Manager
Quote: “I accept that everyone isn’t perfect including myself.”
Who is Marshall from Love Is Blind season 4? Marshall Glaze is a 27-year-old Marketing Manager from the Seattle, Washington, area. His Instagram handle is @MarshallGlaze. “Love Is Blind S4 | @netflix Baltimore to Seattle 📍 ΑΦΑ 1906” his Instagram bio read at the time Love Is Blind season 4 premiered. Marshall is also the cousin Justin Glaze, who came in third place on The Bachelorette season 17 with Katie Thurston, and was a contestant on Bachelor in Paradise season 8, who is also from Baltimore, Washington, and has commented on Marshall’s Instagram. Marshall confirmed he and Justin were cousins with a TikTok video of him FaceTiming Justin in April 2023. “We’re cousins,” Marshall told his followers before asking Justin, “Hey dummy, they’re saying are you jealous I got cast on the better reality show?” Justin responded, “America, this man deserves better than everything he’s receiving. This man has been writing songs since the moment he’s been out of the womb. We would be playing sports. What would he be doing? Writing poetry to his future wife? That’s how he’s always been. I’m so happy for him.”
“You know why I’m here 🏽❤️. Love is Blind Season 4 premieres on @netflix Friday, 3/24! @loveisblindnetflix , let’s ride 🐎,” Marshall captioned an Instagram post announcing he was on Love Is Blind season 4 in March 2023. In a video announcing the full Love Is Blind season 4 cast in March 2023, Marshall described what he’s working on is accepting that no one’s perfect Marshall graduated from the University of Baltimore in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was the undergraduate speaker for his commencement and took a photo with keynote speaker, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, according to the University of Baltimore’s website.
Job: Sales Development Manager
Quote: “I haven’t found a person who matches my energy yet.”
Who is Kwame from Love Is Blind season 4? Kwame Appiah is a 33-year-old Sales Development Manager from the Seattle, Washington, area. His Instagram handle is @ayokwam. “We all just want to be, Happy,” his Instagram bio read at the time Love Is Blind season 4 premiered.
“Hey y’all, excited to be part of the @loveisblindnetflix season 4 cast. Grab the popcorn, the drinks, and tune in to @netflix on March 24th. Let’s get it!” Kwame captioned an Instagram post announcing he was on Love Is Blind season 4 in March 2023. In a video announcing the full Love Is Blind season 4 cast in March 2023, Kwame described what he was looking for as a sense of humor and someone who matches his energy.
According to his Linkedin, Kwame graduated from Goldey-Beacom College with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in 2015. He also graduated from Goldey-Beacom College with a Master of Business Administration in Business Administration and Management in 2017. He worked as the Head of Community Development at Common Room at the time Love Is Blind season 4 premiered. Before Common Room, Kwame was the Head of Business Development at Builder.io and a Business Development Manager at Zoominfo. Kwame also works as a professional photographer, photographing weddings, maternity photos, engagements and proposals, and graduations, as well as landscapes and automobiles. His photography website is agentkwam.com.
Job: Project Engineer
Quote: “People either love or hate that I joke around a lot.”
Who is Josh from Love Is Blind season 4? Josh Demas is 31-year-old Project Manager from the Seattle, Washington, area. His Instagram handle is @jdemas. “Masters | MMA | Yoga | Jiu Jitsu,” his Instagram bio read at the time Love Is Blind season 4 premiered.
“So excited to finally share that I’m part of the Season 4 cast of @loveisblindnetflix! Need to find me a girl I can spoil. Just give her my debit card & let her buy whatever she wants. It’s gonna decline, but it’s the thought that counts. Can’t wait for you all to see where my journey to find love takes me when Love is Blind premieres on March 24th,” he captioned an Instagram post announcing he was on Love Is Blind season 4 in March 2023. In a video announcing the full Love Is Blind season 4 cast in March 2023, Josh described his one rule as no liars allowed. Josh also listed his job as a “Comedian” on his Instagram.
Job: Certified Dental Assistant
Quote: “I’m here to find my daddy and leave to start our lives together.”
Who is Jackie from Love Is Blind season 4? Jackelina Bonds is a 27-year-old Certified Dental Assistant from the Seattle, Washington, area. Her Instagram handle is @jackelinabonds. “LIB Szn4 @loveisblindnetflix CDA DAANCE🦷 253” her Instagram bio read at the time Love Is Blind season 4 premiered.
“I’m Jackie B from Love is Blind Szn 4 and your watching Netflix. Can’t wait for you all to see where my journey to find love takes me when Love is Blind premieres on March 24th,” she captioned an Instagram post announcing she was on Love Is Blind season 4 in March 2023. In a video announcing the full Love Is Blind season 4 cast in March 2023, Jackie explained what her partner must know is that she refuses to tone down her attitude.
Job: Business Owner
Quote: “I’d tell my future partner: buckle up for the emotional roller coaster of your life.”
Who is Irina from Love Is Blind season 4? Irina Solomonova is a 26-year-old Business Owner from the Seattle, Washington, area. her Instagram handle is @irina_solo.
“Yoooohoooo buckle up March 24th👀 @loveisblindnetflix,” she captioned an Instagram post announcing she was on Love Is Blind season 4 in March 2023. In a video announcing the full Love Is Blind season 4 cast in March 2023, Irina explainedche her advice for her partner is to buckle up.
According to her Linkedin, Irina is the founder of her own event planning company, Solo Co. “Ever since I can remember I’ve been passionate about people, design, and food. In 2020 I was inspired to start a business that helps create a space for people to sit around a table and enjoy life together,” Irina’s about page on Solo Co.’s website reads. “Whatever that moment was, I wanted to help create it for people. I believe there is something so beautiful about gathering around a table, making space for people, and enjoying life together.” She continued, “Solo.co is a way to help create these experiences for people that they’ll never forget. It wasn’t just about a picture perfect moment or the event, its about the messy table at the end of a night, and the laughter shared in a safe space that helps you connect back to the people you love. That’s the heart of life at the table, being together, celebrating and connect back to who we are as being human.
Before Solo Co., Irina worked as a Shift Lead at JOEY Restaurant Group, a Patient Service Representative at First Hill Surgery Center, and a Sales Representative at Verizon, according to her Linkedin.
Job: Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Quote: “My biggest pet peeve is long-ass talking stages.”
Who is Chelsea from Love Is Blind season 4? Chelsea Griffin is a 31-year-old Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist from the Seattle, Washington, area. Her Instagram handle is @the.chelseagriffin. “Pediatric SLP & Dog Mom. Self-love•Expression•Empowerment,” her Instagram bio read at the time Love Is Blind season 4 premiered.
“WHOOP THERE IT IS 👀🤭🥳 So thrilled to FINALLY share with you all that I am part of the cast for Love is Blind Season 4. Come along my journey with me in search of Mr Right. Get ready and mark your calendars for March 24!!!” she captioned an Instagram post announcing she was on Love Is Blind season 4 in March 2023. In a video announcing the full Love Is Blind season 4 cast in March 2023, Chelsea described what he was hoping for as someone who is spicy, sexy and with good morals.
Job: Design Director
Quote: “My ideal woman is successful, independent and fearless.”
Who is Brett from Love Is Blind season 4? Brett Brown is a 36-year-old design director from the Seattle, Washington, area. His Instagram handle is @the.brettbrown. “Director, Immersive Design @nike Photographer | Former 🎮 developer Portland,” his Instagram bio read at the time Love Is Blind season 4 premiered.
“Sooo traditional dating wasn’t working so I had to do something extreme 😅. So excited to finally share that I’m part of the Season 4 cast of @loveisblindnetflix ! Tune in on 3/24 and follow my journey to find love on @netflix !” he captioned an Instagram post announcing he was on Love Is Blind season 4 in March 2023. In a video announcing the full Love Is Blind season 4 cast in March 2023, Brett explained that that he’s attracted to is independence.
Brett works as a professional photography and 3D designer, according to his photography website, brettbrownphotography.com. “Brett Brown is a self taught photographer, Director, and 3D designer based in Portland, OR,” his website’s about page reads. “A lifelong autodidact, he has pursued many interests and creative pursuits such as a career in the video games industry as a 3D artist to most recently working as a Design Director & 3D footwear designer at some of the biggest footwear brands in the world. Having always had an interest in portrait photography, the start of the Covid 19 pandemic in 2020 unexpectedly created the space & time for him to develop his interest in photography into a passion. With his long background in 3D rendering, he is able to apply his knowledge of form, composition, and color into his photography to create striking images.”
Who is Bliss from Love Is Blind season 4? Bliss Poureetezadi is a 33-year-old Senior Program Manager from the Seattle, Washington, area. Her Instagram handle is @blisspoureetezadi.”Mom 🐶🐱 Yogi 🧘♀️ Explorer 🌎” her Instagram bio read at the time Love Is Blind season 4 premiered.
“Oh by the way… I’m part of the Season 4 cast of Love is Blind!!! Excited to finally share and I can’t wait for all of you to see where my journey to find love takes me when LIB airs on March 24th! ❣️🥳,” she captioned an Instagram post announcing she was on Love Is Blind season 4 in March 2023. In a video announcing the full Love Is Blind season 4 cast in March 2023, Bliss revealed her warning is that she hits snooze multiple times every morning.
Love Is Blind season 4 was filmed in Seattle, Washington. Love Is Blind season 1 was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia; season 2 was filmed in Chicago, Illinois; and season 3 was filmed in Dallas, Texas. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight in 2020, Love Is Blind creator Chris Coelen explained that each season casts contestants from the same city so long distance isn’t a factor in their relationships. “It was a really interesting and diverse cast in terms of the fact that they were all from many different places originally,” he said. “But they were all living around the Atlanta area [at the time of casting]. The reason that we did that was because we wanted to give these people a real shot at making their relationships work for the long term.”
He continued, “Whether you think [love] is going to happen or not, we wanted people that would be ready to be married. If you’re really in it—genuinely in it, which was the No. 1 casting criteria—it felt to us that it was too much of a bridge for someone living in Miami and someone living in Seattle to build. We thought let’s at least start with them in the same geographical area.”
Coelen also explained to Variety in 2020 about why he wanted each Love Is Blind season to cast contestants from the same city. “We wanted people to all be living, currently in the same place. It’s too difficult if you’re from Tampa and they’re from Portland, that just throws another wrench in. We wanted to give them a real shot at making their love and their marriage working,” he said. Coelen also told Variety at the time about the locations he was looking at for future Love Is Blind seasons. “Look, the idea is that ultimately we’re going to do this in other countries—it’s very global. There’s lots of places that that we could take it. Chicago is a great place to look at, so is New York, Boston, Houston. There’s so many different places that we could go. And like I said, outside of the country as well,” he said.
Coelen also told Oprah magazine in 2020 that The Pods lasted around 10 days, which started with a series of speed dates between contestants that lasted between eight to 12 minutes. We did a ranking system, from who you though was most compatible to least compatible after the first date. Every day, the list got shorter and shorter,” Love Is Blind season 1 contestant Mark Cuevas told Oprah magazine at the time. Coelen also told Oprah magazine made the cast smaller a few days into the The Pods stage to focus on the contestants forming “real connections.” “We ended up focusing on people who were really forming real connections,” he said.
Though the dates started short, Coelen told Variety that the producers allowed contestants to have longer dates once they saw how strong their connections were. “In the beginning nobody knew who anybody was. So we structured it so that they would have an opportunity to talk to everyone. They were never given any instruction on what to say or what not to say or what they could ask about or what they couldn’t ask about. And you see on the show, some people decided to [ask] ‘How tall are you, what do you look like?'” he said. “Other people were like, ‘Why would I ever do that? That’s not the point of this.’ We really wanted it to be their own story, their own journey. We would set it up so they had the opportunity to talk to everybody. Then from that point [it was monitored]. Let’s say somebody really wanted to talk to you and you’re like, ‘Yeah, I have no interest in that person.'”
He continued, “You’re not going to talk to them. It doesn’t matter. We’re not going to arrange people to speak to one another where somebody’s like, ‘yeah, I don’t want to talk to that person.’ We just wouldn’t do that. Multiple points throughout the day we had to break and they had to eat, go to the bathroom, go do interviews, but generally we wanted to give them as much time in the pods as possible with the people that they genuinely wanted to talk to. These dates are obviously cut down but they were hours and hours and hours long.”
The Love Is Blind season 4 hosts are Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey, who have hosted the series since it premiered in February 2020. The couple also hosted season 1 of Netflix’s The Ultimatum. Nick was the lead singer of the boy band 98 Degrees from 1996 to 2012. The group reunited in 2012 and are still together. Nick has also released four solo alums: SoulO, What’s Left of Me, A Father’s Lullaby and Soundtrack of My Life. He was married to Jessica Simpson from 2002 to 2006, and the two also starred in their own reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica on MTV, from 2003 to 2005. Nick is also the winner of season 5 of The Masked Singer during which he performed as the character “Piglet.” Vanessa was the 1998 Miss Teen USA and was a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and Total Request Live on MTV. She’s the current lead in CBS’ NCIS spinoff, NCIS: Hawai’i, which premiered in 2021.
In an interview with Distractify in March 2022, Nick explained that he and Vanessa wanted to host Love Is Blind because of how their own relationship was long distance when they first started dating. “When Netflix approached us with Love is Blind all those years ago, we jumped at the opportunity because the show really spoke to us personally,” Nick said. “When we first started dating, Vanessa was in New York and I was in Los Angeles. We didn’t get to see each other a lot so we had a lot of long phone conversations, learning everything we possibly could about each other.” He continued, “[Those conversations were] really important for building our relationship and knowing we wanted the same things before there were external pressures on the relationship.” Nick also told Distractify that he and Vanessa want contestants to “fall in love for the right reasons and then introduce everything else.”
Nick also told People in 2022 about how he thinks Love Is Blind would’ve worked for him and Vanessa if they had met in The Pods. “We’ve thought about that, often. And I really, I’m not just saying this for the benefit of this show, I think we would’ve,” he said. “We have the same birthday, we have the same passions, we have the same interests, we have the same drive. Things that motivated us.” Vanessa asked “You would’ve found me through a wall?” to which Nick responded, “I would find you anywhere.” He continued, “I really do think we would’ve found each other. I think we would’ve gravitated to each other. That’s what we did in life. Obviously, we knew each other.” Vanessa added, “We did. We had to find our journey to get to each other.”
Nick also claimed to Us Weekly in 2022 that he would’ve joined Love Is Blind if he was single. “I would. I mean, it’s fascinating,” he said. “Especially having seen the success of season 1 and seeing two loving couples still married to this day? If I watched that and I was looking for love, why wouldn’t you wanna be a part of that? You know, it’s proven to work!” He added, “This dating world is not one I ever was part of — this very superficial ‘swipe left.’ There’s so much judgment and you can Google everybody. I’m not from that era.”
Love Is Blind season 4 is available to stream on Netflix.
For more about Love Is Blind, read Cameron Hamilton and Lauren Speed’s 2021 book, Leap of Faith: Finding Love the Modern Way. In the book, Cameron and Lauren, who were one of two couples to marry from Love Is Blind season 1, share their “engaging and accessible love advice for the modern world” and reveal exclusive behind-the-scenes details from the Netflix series and what went down in The Pods that viewers didn’t see. The book is told from Cameron and Lauren’s alternating points of view as the fan-favorite couple dishes on what it was really like to marry a “faceless stranger” on television and opens up about how their relationship shifted—”for better and for worse”—once cameras stopped rolling and Lauren and Cameron’s relationship continued in the real world. Leap of Faith: Finding Love the Modern Way is a must-read for any Love Is Blind fan.
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