Kwame and Chelsea of Love Is Blind season 4 face a couple of significant issues that plague their relationship and make it prone to eventual failure in many people’s eyes.
Kwame and Chelsea’s relationship is marked by a constant flurry of problematic behavior and responses that are awfully frustrating as often the commitment to the dynamic is only a one-way street.
Throughout their romantic arc on the show, there are these surefire tells of a relationship doomed to fail. While only time will tell what becomes of their story, here are all the red flags that have populated it thus far:
Seemingly (definitely) settling
Chelsea has been on the Kwame train since day one. Meanwhile, Kwame swerved lanes to commit to Micah with an intensity she neither deserved, nor wished for. In fact, his premature proposal is met by a shocker — Micah’s rejection.
Kwame is absolutely shattered and upset by it, so much so that his response to the unprecedented turn of events is just silence, which he wears on his face so loudly as he storms out of the pod, and later bursting into tears at the men’s living quarters.
When Chelsea hears how upset Kwame was at Micah’s rejection, she’s upset too, since her expectations of reciprocal love and focus are not met. And yet, she sticks to Kwame and gives him another chance.
Kwame also professes his love for her but throughout the entire course, it’s painfully evident that his feelings for Chelsea are nowhere as genuine as those towards Micah.
However, with the kind of deceptive editing that Love Is Blind peppers in between the worst kind of painfully obvious editing to dramatize things, his genuine expressions might just be lost at the edit room. That said, there’s only so much of a genuine effort that a deceptive editing can dampen, and Kwame’s delivery of sentences is often remarkably deficient in the same energy he has for Micah earlier on in the show.
Kwame’s “closure” qualms
Micah’s rejection hits Kwame a bit too hard, so much so that he never quite seems to overcome it. He tries, time and again, to talk to Micah, clearly still harboring romantic feelings for her.
To an upset Chelsea, he refers to his continuous Micah-relapse as his effort at seeking some sort of “closure”, which doesn’t convince Chelsea, and it’s only made more unserious by his claim that he’s not done with getting proper closure even after the hurt his last interaction with Micah caused his fianceé.
At Chelsea’s birthday, Kwame again hits up Micah and smiles ear-to-ear as both repeat just how solid the chemistry between them has been and how both still like each other a lot. To the camera, Kwame hoists a massive red flag as he talks about how Micah would always have that unique place in his heart.
The compromise charade
After the resort, it’s time for the couples to take a look around each other’s cribs and feel what about their respective places of stay they like and dislike, and where to eventually settle when they tie the knot.
Kwame visits Chelsea’s home and seems understanding of her aesthetical choices for the interior design. However, the fact that she can’t leave her hometown and office job to come live with him, meaning he has to do all that himself, doesn’t sit right with him.
He’s miffed by the fact that he has to leave his friends to go live in a different place, take care of Chelsea’s dog, and try to adjust to Seattle’s high prices that he believes are ridiculous for how much of a steal that place isn’t.
As evident as his discomfort is, Kwame’s contentions with the abrupt and big change are also understandable.
There are red flags here, but they seem to be appearing from both sides, as Chelsea needs to come to an understanding of how to cohabitate better, in a manner that doesn’t presume Kwame’s just going to be all good with the compromises while adjusting to a place so far away from his life and lifestyle back in Portland.
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