How much do the 'Love Is Blind' contestants get paid? Here's the scoop on the salaries

It's a question we've been wondering for years: how much do the 'Love Is Blind' contestants get paid? It might not be what you were expecting!

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Finding romance can be challenging, so how much do the Love Is Blind contestants get paid? Is the compensation adequate?  

Whenever fans get sucked into a reality TV series, they're always curious about the stars' bank accounts—the sudden interest in the Vanderpump Rules cast net worth amid #Scandoval is proof. And since some fans suspect that people only participate in the experiment for fame, we assume that the pay has to be pretty substantial, right? And hey, if Love Is Blind doesn't work out, there's probably another Netflix series looking for a few faces. (Plenty of pod-squad alumni ended up on the Perfect Match cast, for example.)

So, if you're in need of a partner and perhaps a little extra spending money, here's what you need to know about the paychecks on one of your favorite reality dating shows

How much do the 'Love Is Blind' contestants get paid?

According to multiple sources, Love Is Blind contestants are paid $1,000 per week, which can equate to $8,000 for those lucky pairs who make it to the altar. (Considering there aren't many Love Is Blind couples still together, perhaps they should award the victorious pairs some type of bonus!) 

In 2022, Love Is Blind season 2 cast member Jeremy Hartwell took the time to crunch some numbers and uncovered that this might not be the salary prospective cast members were expecting, thus he decided to file a lawsuit. 

“Resultantly, these workers were effectively [paid] as little $7.14 per hour…less than one-third of the minimum overtime rate of $22.50 per hour, and less than one-fourth of the minimum double-time rate of $30.00 per hour pursuant to the applicable Los Angeles City and County minimum wage ordinances,” the document read, according to US Weekly

Who pays for the engagement rings on 'Love Is Blind'?

When it comes to the jewels that contestants use to profess their love to each other, the Love Is Blind engagement rings are paid for by Netflix.

"If they want to propose and want to have a ring to give, we provide—up to a certain level—a ring for them to do that with," show creator Chris Coelen told Variety. "If they choose to do that, we actually give choices. There are, like, 10 or 12 different styles and colors. It’s up to them, they don’t have to. There’s no pressure to do that."

Who pays for the honeymoon, apartments and weddings on 'Love Is Blind'?

Netflix also shells out the dough for the couples' getaways, apartments and weddings. However, multiple sources indicate that the expenses for the big day include a venue, catering and music—anything extra needs to be supplied by the couples themselves and, given that a lot of them are on the fence about saying "I do" already, splurging is probably not recommended.

It's still too soon to tell where the Love Is Blind season 4 couples will end up by the season finale, but we're rooting that everyone gets their money's worth with an "I do"!

Love Is Blind season 4 is currently streaming on Netflix. Here's the schedule for all of the upcoming Love Is Blind season 4 episodes. Be sure to check out other shows like Love Is Blind, too. 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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