'Love Is Blind: After the Altar' season 2 has us a bit on edge

'Whether it’s new love or new twists in their stories, with this cast, I’ve come to expect the unexpected'

Jarrette Jones and Iyanna McNeely from love is blind reunion
(Image credit: Adam Rose/Netflix © 2022)

Love Is Blind After the Altar season 2 is about to hit Netflix, and we'll confess: we're a little bit nervous on the pod squad's behalf.

From the seemingly never-ending back and forth between Shayne and Natalie, the mystery surrounding Deepti and Kyle and disheartening relationship updates, it's safe to say that the experiment didn't necessarily go according to plan this time. 

"I think the participants on Love Is Blind season 2 discovered so much about themselves—and their honesty in sharing their journeys has been raw and real," creator Chris Coelen said in a statement. "With After the Altar, it’s so much fun to see those journeys continue. Whether it’s new love or new twists in their stories, with this cast, I’ve come to expect the unexpected."

We're expecting things to be a little rocky for the Love Is Blind couples...to say the least.

'Love Is Blind: After the Altar' season 2

On September 16, Netflix fans will be able to treat themselves to a three-part binge of the newly beloved reality dating show. The crew decides to join forces for a cozy winter getaway to celebrate Natalie's birthday, but it's not all pomp and circumstance.

Sure, Danielle and Nick appear to be happily enjoying married life, but Iyanna and Jarrette are struggling to make things work, despite the facade they've put up. Then you have Natalie who is hellbent on exposing Shayne and Shaina's inappropriate messages—which she claimed ended their relationship—but no one is quite sure which messages she's referring to. 

Where do we even begin with Deepti and Kyle? Are they together or not?! The will-they, won't-they is more agonizing for viewers than the couple itself!

One couple that is clearly not together? Mallory and Sal. How will she feel when she's introduced to her ex's new flame? 

Despite the ups and down, particularly the downs, overall it seems like the cast has maintained a closeness with one another after leaving the pods—kind of like the Dated and Related couples. However, there are definitely a select few that probably should not cross paths again any time soon.

'Love Is Blind: After the Altar' trailer: season 2

There appear to be a lot of revelations in the short sneak peek: from confessions to accusations, these hopeful romantics didn't necessarily have an easy time finding their person. 

"Marriage is not easy. If anybody tries to tell you it is, that's a lie," Jarrett says in the trailer. 

Oof, looks like this is going to be a rough go. 

Overall, the consensus is that the experiment is not necessarily easy. 

Jaime Bronstein, relationship therapist, coach and host of “Love Talk Live” on LA Talk Radio, admits to loving the show, but realizes how tough it can be to build a relationship when simply relying on the phone. 

"I have clients that've said, 'We talked on the phone for three hours" and my response is always, 'Let's make time spent on this person as little as possible before you meet,'" she tells My Imperfect Life. "When you meet in person, you pick up on their energy verses having a shield [the phone]."

The third season of the series debuts later this fall, though a release date has yet to be announced. We'll be sure to keep you posted as soon as we learn more. Here's hoping that third time's a charm.

Do be sure to also have a look at our go-to shows like Love Is Blind for even more romantic adventures. 

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. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.