Are You the One?

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?
AreYoutheOneLogo.jpg
Genre
Presented by
Opening theme"Smooth Hand" by Heavy Young Heathens
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes88 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Production companyLighthearted Entertainment
DistributorViacom Media Networks
Release
Original networkMTV
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 21, 2014 (2014-01-21) –
present

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.[1] 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.[2] This series was marked as the first to exclusively feature openly LGBT and sexually fluid contestants, a decision that was met with critical acclaim.[3][4][5]

Production is set to resume in 2022, with the ninth season branded a global edition that is expected to premiere on Paramount+.[6]

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedCast membersAll Perfect
Matches Found?
Total Money Won
First airedLast aired
110January 21, 2014 (2014-01-21)March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25)20 Y$1,000,000
210October 6, 2014 (2014-10-06)December 8, 2014 (2014-12-08)21 Y$1,000,000
310September 24, 2015 (2015-09-24)November 18, 2015 (2015-11-18)20 Y$750,000
410June 13, 2016 (2016-06-13)August 22, 2016 (2016-08-22)20 Y$750,000
510January 11, 2017 (2017-01-11)March 3, 2017 (2017-15-03)22 N$0
612September 20, 2017 (2017-09-20)December 6, 2017 (2017-12-06)22 Y$1,000,000
714August 15, 2018 (2018-08-15)November 7, 2018 (2018-11-07)22 Y$1,000,000
812June 26, 2019 (2019-06-26)September 9, 2019 (2019-09-09)16 Y$750,000

Season 1Edit

Filmed in Kauai, Hawaii and premiered on January 21, 2014. It featured 20 contestants looking for love in a chance to win a one million dollar prize to split.[7][8]

Season 2Edit

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.[9][10]

Season 3Edit

Filmed in Kona, Hawaii. Season three premiered on September 24, 2015.[11][12]

Season 4Edit

Filmed in Maui, Hawaii. Season four premiered on June 13, 2016.[13]

Season 5Edit

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.[14]

Season 6Edit

Filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana. Season six premiered on September 20, 2017.[15]

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.[16]

Season 8: Come One, Come AllEdit

Filmed in Kona, Hawaii. Season eight premiered on June 26, 2019.[2] For the first time on Are You the One?, all cast members were bisexual, with no gender limitations on their potential perfect matches.[3][4] This season received a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2020.[17]

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.[6]

Are You the One? Second ChancesEdit

On March 22, 2017, spin-off Are You The One: Second Chances[18] 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.[19]

CastEdit

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

Elimination progressEdit

Teams Episodes
1 2 3 4[a] 5 6 7 8 9 10
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
Competition
  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

Bank AccountsEdit

Males Episodes
1 2 3 4[a] 5 6 7 8 9 10
Devin $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $60,000 $70,000 $90,000 $100,000 $120,000 $170,000
Morgan $20,000 $25,000 $45,000 $65,000 $75,000 $75,000 $80,000 $40,000 $50,000 $25,000
Adam $25,000 $25,000 $35,000 $35,000 $35,000 $40,000 $40,000 $60,000 $60,000 $0
Cameron $20,000 $20,000 $25,000 $30,000 $35,000 $55,000 $65,000 $65,000 $0
Mike $20,000 $40,000 $40,000 $50,000 $50,000 $25,000 $0
Asaf $30,000 $30,000 $15,000 $7,500 $0
Hayden $20,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000
Giovanni $20,000 $20,000 $0
Nate $20,000 $0
Derrick $0
Females Episodes
1 2 3 4[a] 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rashida $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $60,000 $70,000 $90,000 $100,000 $120,000 $170,000
Tori $20,000 $25,000 $45,000 $65,000 $75,000 $75,000 $80,000 $40,000 $50,000 $25,000
Shanley $25,000 $25,000 $35,000 $35,000 $35,000 $40,000 $40,000 $60,000 $60,000 $0
Mikala $20,000 $20,000 $25,000 $30,000 $35,000 $55,000 $65,000 $65,000 $0
Alicia $20,000 $40,000 $40,000 $50,000 $50,000 $25,000 $0
Kaylen $30,000 $30,000 $15,000 $7,500 $0
Carolina $20,000 $30,000 $30,000 $0
Francesca $20,000 $20,000 $20,000
Ellie $20,000 $0
Casandra $0
Competition
  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.
Notes
  1. ^ a b c 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.

International versionsEdit

Country Local title Host(s) Channel Broadcast Jackpot
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-)
TVNOW
RTL
April 14, 2020 (TVNOW)
May 6, 2020 (RTL)
€200,000
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

ReferencesEdit

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