Where is Love Is Blind season 5 filmed? (And how big are those pods actually?)

Just a few weeks after Love Is Blind: After the Altar season 4 aired and we’re already prepping our golden goblets to meet a new pod squad in Love Is Blind season 5. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this season of the hit Netflix dating series.

Like previous seasons, Love Is Blind season 5 casted in a specific city for its cast this year. Season 4 mostly focused on people from the Seattle, Washington area, but where did Netflix look for the season 5 cast?

While some things are the same from season to season, like the actual pods and studio where the show films, Netflix likes to shake things up by looking at different cities each year for a new pool of singles. Did you know that Love Is Blind also uses a fancy algorithm inspired by the Nobel Prize-winning Gale-Shapley algorithm to establish early matches?

But even though there are some factors that fans can always count on (like the golden cups, too, of course), there are some fun mix-ups from time to time, too. So, where did Love Is Blind season 5 film? And where do the couples go on vacation this time around?

Where are the Love Is Blind season 5 contestants from?

Casting for Love Is Blind season 5 took place primarily in Houston, Texas, meaning the majority of singles are from the Lone Star state, or at least living there. Previous seasons have sourced singles from Seattle, Chicago, and more.

How big are the Love Is Blind pods?

Here’s an interesting factoid: did you know that the studio where the Love Is Blind pods are based is featured on a lot bigger than the White House?! Yep, the White House is 55,000 square feet and the Love Is Blind pods are housed in a 68,000 square-foot studio in Santa Clarita, California.

As for the pods themselves, Netflix reports that each one is approximately 12 feet by 12 feet and there are 20 pods overall, ten for the men and ten for the women.

Where do the couples go on vacation in Love Is Blind season 5?

We can’t spoil which couples go on vacation in the newest season, but we can tell you that they return to a special location! For the first time since season 1, the newly-engaged pairs go on vacation to the all-inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Maya resort in Mexico.

Love Is Blind season 5 premieres on Friday, September 22. New episodes will be released on Fridays through October 13.