Netflix has a brand new dating series coming to the small screen this February 2020 with Love is Blind.
Like a perfect combination between The Bachelor and The Circle, Love is Blind sees the participants go on blind dates, where they actually have to go in blind – they can’t see their date at all!
Conversing with one another while sat in isolated “pods,” the daters get to know their partner purely through voice and personality. Then, when they decide they’ve found the one, they propose and finally get to see one another. It’s pretty intense, we know.
Just five episodes deep into the first season and fans are calling out Jessica Batten for her ‘player’ behaviour. And from the second instalment of episodes released on Thursday, February 20th, it looks like Jessica’s behaviour isn’t getting better.
Find out about Jessica from Love is Blind here!
Who is Jessica Batten?
Jessica is a 34-year-old Regional Manager originally from Rock Falls, Illinois. She now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Speaking about what she was looking for in the first episode, Jessica said:
I’ve had a rigid set of standards: I would only date a guy between one to five years older; I would only date athletes because I’m really athletic. But I’m thirty-four years old and I may not find someone based on the criteria that I’ve put in place for myself.
Jessica also noted that she is ready to start a family and wants to have “the most perfect marriage.” So… not too many expectations then!
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Jessica on Love is Blind
From the get-go, Jessica clicked with Mark Cuevas, who is a 24-year-old personal trainer originally from Chicago, Illinois.
The two bonded over sports and their home state, commenting on their love for the Cubs. But the only thing holding Jessica back from falling head over heels for Mark was their age gap. To lay it out, Jessica said: “Mark is five years younger than my baby brother who is five years younger with me.”
And then 27-year-old engineer Barnett came into the mix!
Jessica was instantly taken with Barnett, impressed by his charm and charisma. One viewer even called out Jessica for being a “player,” having both men fight for her attention.
But out of the two, Jessica eventually chose to head to the Mexican resort engaged to Mark, while Barnett went with Amber Pike.
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Oh wow Jessica is going to hurt her own feelings. Barnett going to pick someone else and Mark is hurt becasue she made him an option, he's going to walk away! Just you watch and see. #LoveisBlind
— your dad just calls me Katya (@JcanTediBear) February 13, 2020
Jessica has her doubts
When Jessica and Mark finally met face-to-face, it was all fine and dandy. But Barnett complicated things once again when Jessica finally got to meet him, despite the fact he was already engaged to Amber Pike.
Since putting the diamond rock on her finger, Jessica has had her doubts over the experiment. She even took the ring off, feeling too rushed and pressured by the prospect of being engaged to a man her family and friends had not met!
In episode 6, Jessica said:
I signed up for this experiment, I want to be in it fully. So I put back on the ring and I’m here and I want to be present in this.
Does Jessica have Instagram?
Yes. Initially her account was private, but since Love is Blind began its broadcast, Jessica made her Insta public.
This has seen her following double over just one day! Now Jessica has over 262,000 followers.
Check out Jessica on Instagram @jessicabatten_.
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