RELIGION NEWS - Aug 10 - Binta Diallo and her friends were nearly finished binge-watching Netflix dating reality show "Love Is Blind" when the idea hit. In "Love Is Blind," contestants spend several days speed dating without ever laying eyes on one another. Couples who fall in love agree to get engaged, sight unseen. In April, Diallo and a friend launched Eye Meets Soul, a virtual blind matchmaking experience for U.S. Muslim millennials. They designed the project so that personal appearance, race and ethnicity would not be first considerations. In April, when Eye Meets Soul held its first session, organizers randomly selected 10 men and 10 women from the 50 applications they received after posting about the project on Instagram. Each of the singles spoke to two people daily for five days through Zoom. If there was a match, Diallo connected the pair offline so they could pursue things on their own. Out of the potential 10 couples, three matches occurred. One particular relationship seems to be thriving, she said. Applications for the second session, scheduled for early September, are open.