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'Love is Blind': Did Carlton Morton's coming lead to Netflix changing the application process?

'Love Is Blind' Season 2 application form now allows an individual to choose from straight, gay, bisexual and other
Carlton Morton (Getty Images)
Carlton Morton (Getty Images)

Netflix's new dating reality show 'Love Is Blind' had viewers gripped worldwide. By the end of speed-dating, six couples made it out of the pods engaged.

Amber Pikes-Matt Barnett, Lauren Speed-Cameron Hamilton, Jessica Batten-Mark Anthony Cuevas, Kelly Chase-Kenny Barnes, Giannina Gibelli-Damian Powers, and Diamond Jack-Carlton Morton were the couples whisked away to a luxurious vacation in Cancun, Mexico. It was their chance to explore the physical aspect of their relationship, understand better and make promises for a brighter future.

While five of the couples made the most of the alone time they were presented with, Carlton and Diamond struggled. "In the past, I have dated both genders," Carlton told Diamond as he cried and later, had a meltdown of sorts. Even though Diamond sat by his side, calmed him down, and told him she would be there for him, something didn't feel right to her. She wanted to get to the bottom of the matter, understand why Carlton chose to keep the information from her. 

The next morning, when the two tried to reason things out it snowballed into a noisy, ugly spat that resulted in a lot of abuses and snarky comments, which could have been avoided. After he threw the engagement ring into the pool, Diamond spilled her drink on him and left the scene. Later in the day, the two went their separate ways and checked out from their rooms in the resort. 

Even though episodes such as these make for good reality TV, the drama was unsettling to watch and could have been avoided if Carlton hadn't kept the news regarding his sexual orientation from everyone. For 'Love Is Blind' Season 2, the bosses at Netflix are making sure that such raw emotions and controversial revelations don't happen on the show again. 

In their application form for the next season, there's a question directed at the applicant's sexual orientation. It allows the individual to choose from straight, gay, bisexual, and other.  In other news, fans have slammed Carlton's approach. They thought he shouldn't have hidden it from Diamond, especially when he promised to marry her.

"You don't have to disclose your sexual orientation if you're not comfortable doing so, but I believe if you want to marry someone they should be aware. To show you trust them at the very least. #LoveisBlind," one user tweeted. 

"I don't know how good of an idea it is to propose to someone without revealing your sexual orientation??? I mean if you're so sure you love her and she's gonna accept you, just tell her, hiding it only means you're hiding a part of yourself?? #LoveIsBlind," another fan questioned. 

Catch all the episodes of 'Love Is Blind' on Netflix.