Are You the One? (often abbreviated as AYTO?) is an American reality television series on MTV, in which young singles try to find love. A group of men and women are secretly paired into couples by producers, via a matchmaking algorithm. Then, while living together, the contestants try to identify all of these "perfect matches." If they succeed, the entire group shares a prize of up to $1 million. All couples in the first seven seasons were male-female, while in the eighth season a contestant's match could be someone of any gender.
|Are You the One?|
|Opening theme||"Smooth Hand" by Heavy Young Heathens|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||8|
|No. of episodes||88 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||60 minutes (including commercials)|
|Production company||Lighthearted Entertainment|
|Distributor||Viacom Media Networks|
|Picture format||1080i (16:9 HDTV)|
|Original release||January 21, 2014 –|
Over the course of each season, the contestants go on dates with partners determined by competitions (or, in the seventh season only, by the "fate button"), and have the opportunity to learn in the "truth booth" if a given couple is a correct match. Once the truth booth confirms a perfect match, that couple will go to the honeymoon suite and will automatically be paired up for the remainder of the match ceremonies. At the end of each episode, the contestants pair up in a "matching ceremony" and learn how many perfect matches they have, but not which matches are correct. From season 3 onward, the prize was reduced any time that the house failed to identify any matches other than those already confirmed via the truth booth.
On June 26, 2019, the eighth season began broadcasting on MTV. This series was marked as the first to exclusively feature openly LGBT and sexually fluid contestants, a decision that was met with critical acclaim.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||Cast members||All Perfect|
|Total Money Won|
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||10||January 21, 2014||March 25, 2014||20||$1,000,000|
|2||10||October 6, 2014||December 8, 2014||21||$1,000,000|
|3||10||September 24, 2015||November 18, 2015||20||$750,000|
|4||10||June 13, 2016||August 22, 2016||20||$750,000|
|5||10||January 11, 2017||March 3, 2017||22||N||$0|
|6||12||September 20, 2017||December 6, 2017||22||$1,000,000|
|7||14||August 15, 2018||November 7, 2018||22||$1,000,000|
|8||12||June 26, 2019||September 9, 2019||16||$750,000|
Filmed in San Juan, Puerto Rico and premiered on October 6, 2014. This time, one guy has two matches which means that there will be eleven girls, but only ten boys. Christina is revealed as the first girl of the threeway couple. It is a race between Christina and another girl to find her perfect match and be confirmed as such in the Truth-Booth. The first couple of the threeway-couple to do so will end up in the honeymoon-suite. The other girl will have to leave empty-handed. However this only applied if one of those two matches were confirmed in the Truth Booth. If neither Christina nor the other girl get sent home, and the group wins the money by getting 10 matches at the matchup ceremony, then all 21 contestants will win money.
Filmed in Maui, Hawaii. Season four premiered on June 13, 2016.
Filmed in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Season five premiered on January 11, 2017. This season featured 2 big changes. When a couple gets sent into the truth booth to see if they are a perfect match, the rest of the house can either vote to see if they are a perfect match, or earn $150,000, and not see the result of the couple. This only will pertain to certain weeks. Also, if the house blacks out at a match-up ceremony, their money will decrease by 50% each time instead of $250,000.
Filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana. Season six premiered on September 20, 2017.
Season 7: Season of FateEdit
Filmed in Kona, Hawaii, Hokukano Bayhouse. Season seven premiered on August 15, 2018. This season featured a change in the rules to get a date, the contestants no longer had to compete against each other to win a date. Instead Terrance would choose two people, one guy and one girl, to come up and press a button stopping a scrolling wheel of faces at random of the opposite sex. Two guys and two girls would be chosen at random to go on a four-person date to couple off as they choose. Everyone back at the house then voted whichever couple they thought most likely to be a 'Perfect Match' into the Truth Booth.
Season 8: Come One, Come AllEdit
Filmed in Kona, Hawaii. Season eight premiered on June 26, 2019. For the first time on Are You the One?, all cast members were bisexual, with no gender limitations on their potential perfect matches. This season received a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2020.
Season 9: Global EditionEdit
A ninth season is scheduled to begin the casting process and production in 2022. It will featured 22 contestants and will premiere on Paramount+. Are You The One – Global Edition is a working title.
Are You the One? Second ChancesEdit
On March 22, 2017, spin-off Are You The One: Second Chances premiered. The series, filmed in Melbourne, Australia and hosted by Karamo Brown, featured ten perfect matches from previous seasons returning to compete in tasks designed to test the strength of their bonds. Each week, teams could add to their potential winnings, but individual contestants had the opportunity to take their team's winnings from their partner and remove their team from the game.
|Male contestants||Female contestants||Original Season||Finish|
|Devin Walker-Molaghan||Rashida Beach||season 3||Winners|
|Morgan St. Pierre||Tori Deal||season 4||Runners-Up|
|Adam Kuhn||Shanley McIntee||season 1||3rd Place|
|Cameron Kolbo||Mikala Thomas||season 4||4th Place|
|Mike Cerasani||Alicia Wright||season 5||5th Place|
|Asaf Goren||Kaylen Zahara||season 4||6th Place|
|Hayden Weaver||Carolina Duarte||season 5||7th Place|
|Giovanni "Gio" Rivera||Francesca Duncan||season 4||8th Place|
|Nathan "Nate" Siebenmark||Ellie Puckett||season 2||9th Place|
|Derrick Henry||Casandra Martinez||season 5||10th Place|
|Devin & Rashida||1st||6th||4th||N/A||1st||2nd||1st||2nd||1st||1st|
|Morgan & Tori||6th||3rd||1st||1st||2nd||4th||3rd||4th||2nd||2nd|
|Adam & Shanley||3rd||4th||2nd||N/A||4th||3rd||4th||1st||3rd||3rd|
|Cameron & Mikala||7th||5th||3rd||3rd||3rd||1st||2nd||3rd||4th|
|Mike & Alicia||9th||1st||6th||2nd||5th||5th||5th|
|Asaf & Kaylen||2nd||8th||8th||7th||6th|
|Hayden & Carolina||8th||2nd||5th||N/A|
|Giovanni & Francesca||5th||7th||7th|
|Nate & Ellie||4th||9th|
|Derrick & Casandra||10th|
- The team won the final challenge
- The team received 2nd place in the final challenge
- The team received 3rd place in the final challenge
- The team won the mission and was safe from elimination
- The team was voted into The Choice and decided to 'Share' their money, therefore remaining in the game
- The team received last place and was eliminated
- The team did not receive last place but one team member stole the money and their team was eliminated
- The team received last place but remained in the game due to another contestant, who got voted into The Choice, stole all of the money
- The team was voted into The Choice, but was saved due to it being a non-elimination episode and it was not revealed if they decided to 'Share' or 'Steal' the money
- The team received last place but was saved due to it being a non-elimination episode
- The team won the final challenge and shared the money.
- The team received 2nd place in the final challenge.
- The team received 3rd place in the final challenge.
- The team won the mission and was safe from elimination.
- The team was voted into The Choice and decided to 'Share' their money, therefore remaining in the game.
- The team received last place and was eliminated.
- The team received last place but remained in the game due to another contestant, who got voted into The Choice, stealing the money from their partner, and remained in the game.
- The contestant was voted into The Choice and decided to 'Steal' the money, but their teammate decided to 'Share' the money and they were eliminated with all of the money.
- The contestant was voted into The Choice and decided to 'Share' the money, but their teammate decided to 'Steal' the money and they were eliminated with no money.
- The contestant was voted into The Choice and was saved due to it being a non-elimination episode. Their choice was not revealed if they Shared or Stole the money.
- The contestant received last place but was saved due to it being a non-elimination episode.
- In Episode 4, only the top 3 teams and the last place team were revealed. Therefore, the 3 teams whose placement wasn't revealed didn't have a change in money.
|Brazil||Are You the One? Brasil||Felipe Titto (1-3)
Caio Castro (4)
|MTV||February 1, 2015||R$500,000|
|Denmark||Det perfekte match||Oliver Bjerrehuus||Kanal 4||February 5, 2015|
|France||10 couples parfaits||Elsa Fayer||NT1 and TFX||July 3, 2017||€200,000|
|Germany||Are You the One?||Jan Köppen (1)
Sophia Thomalla (2-)
|April 14, 2020 (TVNOW)
May 6, 2020 (RTL)
|Mexico||Are You the One? El Match Perfecto||Roberto Carlo (1)
Vadhir Derbez (2)
|MTV LA||September 20, 2016||US$200,000|
|Netherlands||Are You the One? De Perfecte Match||Kaj Gorgels||MTV NL||October 15, 2021||€200,000|
|Sweden||Are You the One? Sverige||Martin Björk||TV3||February 26, 2018||1,000,000 kr|
|United Kingdom||Are You the One? UK||Joelah Noble||MTV UK||August 8, 2022||£200,000|
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