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Love Is Blind Season 3 Stars Who Are Walking Red Flags (& Why)

Love Is Blind season 3 started on a high note with several engagements, but as episodes have continued to air, multiple cast members have emerged as walking red flags, who are anything but ready for marriage. Since the series premiered in 2020, with Nick and Vanessa Lachey as hosts, only two couples have stood the test of time. They’re fan favorites Lauren Speed and Cameron Hamilton, and Amber Reed and Matt Barnett. However, the show’s track record may improve, as five new relationships are put to the ultimate test during season 3. The couples are Alexa Alfia and Brennon Lemieux, Nancy Rodriguez and Bartise Bowden, Colleen Reed and Matt Bolton, Zanab Jaffrey and Cole Barnett, and Raven Ross and SK Alagbada.


The Love Is Blind couples are given just four weeks to decide whether to get married or not. They must prove that love is truly blind by getting engaged without seeing each other. Understandably, the tight time frame and physical mysteries lead to an overwhelming amount of drama and conflict. While Alexa and Brennon are the Love Is Blind season 3 front-runners, the other four couples are not perfect. In fact, although many men made good first impressions, Cole, Matt, and Bartise are not ready to say, “I do.” Here’s why these three cast members have Love Is Blind fans on high alert.

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Love Is Blind’s Bartise Bowden

Bartise originally gained sympathy points from viewers, when Raven worked out in the middle of an emotional discussion. However, he quickly became the villain of Love Is Blind season 3, after his engagement with Nancy. When the show’s cast finally met face-to-face, Bartise was clearly infatuated with Raven. He not only openly flirted with her, but wouldn’t stop talking about Raven to Nancy. If that wasn’t bad enough, Bartise has continued to display signs of emotional immaturity and self-righteousness on Love Is Blind season 3. For example, when he brought Nancy to meet his family, he immediately brought up the topic of abortion. Unfortunately for Nancy, she is clearly into him more than he is into her.

Love Is Blind’s Cole Barnett

Cole has been heavily compared to Matt from Love Is Blind season 1, but while the two share a lot of similarities, Cole’s immaturity and lack of filter are two big hints that Zanab should walk away. Although Cole and Zanab are physically compatible, they’re the definition of, “opposites attract:” Cole is playful and outgoing, while Zanab is practical and reserved. Despite Cole being previously married, several comments that he has made show a distinct lack of self-awareness, such as when he told Zanab that Colleen and Raven were more attractive than her. Cole’s frat-boy persona has been worrisome enough, but when Cole’s deeply religious family refused to meet Zanab, that sealed the red flag deal even more.

Love Is Blind’s Matt Bolton

Matt’s trust issues were apparent from the start, as he told Colleen in the pods that his ex-wife was unfaithful, and got pregnant with another person’s child. While Matt’s previous marriage and aerospace manufacturing job initially interested viewers, his abrasive behavior and harsh words towards Colleen on the latest Love Is Blind episodes shocked fans. Matt became annoyed when Colleen didn’t shut down a conversation with Cole. Later, he got completely infuriated when Colleen didn’t come home when he expected her to. Matt’s over-the-top aggression, misplaced anger, and need for control are blatant signs that he still needs to work through his last marriage, before walking down the altar again.

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Love Is Blind season 3 episodes 1-7 are available to stream on Netflix.

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