Love At Second Sight is a reality dating show with a special twist – as all the participants seeking love have a disability... They may be extremely short-sighted or wheelchair bound, and the nature of their disability means they encounter more hurdles than most in their quest to find true love. This format provides our characters with a unique environment to assess, vet and meet a range of possible romantic partners.
Initially, we meet our eight participants and learn about their lives, what they are seeking in a partner, and the nature of their disability. They each spend time assessing letters written by potential partners – from which they choose four dates. A series of elimination activities then follow, as our participants go on trips with each of the partners – from social trips – perhaps a
day’s sailing or a cookery course – to more emotive journeys, such as the location of the accident where our participant’s life was changed forever. When one ideal possible partner has been selected a dream date is arranged – perhaps a trip to Paris or Rome – before the final review where we see if these new relationships have a chance to last.
Interspersed throughout the show we feature interviews with close friends and family, as well as from doctors and carers who know the strong, colourful and very witty personalities of the participants! This dating show offers huge emotional involvement for participants and audiences; it also offers an opportunity to learn more about the hurdles faced by people with disabilities as they try to lead independent, “normal” lives, in a very warm and humorous setting.