Are You the One?
Genre Reality
Opening theme "Smooth Hand" by Heavy Young Heathens
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 11
Running time 60 minutes
Lighthearted Entertainment
Original channel MTV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720i (HDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
External links
Official website

Are You the One? is an United States reality television series on MTV. It follows 20 people who are living together in Hawaii to find their perfect match. If the 10 men and 10 women are able to correctly choose all ten perfect matches in ten weeks, they will gain $1 million to split among them. Each episode the cast will pair up with who they believe their perfect match is to compete in a challenge. The winners of the challenge will go on a date, and have a chance to test their match in the truth booth. The cast members will choose one of the winning couples to go to the truth booth to determine if they are a perfect match or not. This is the only way to confirm matches. Each episode ends with a matching ceremony where the couples will be told how many perfect matches they have, but not which matches are correct.


Cast Member Age Hometown
Adam Kuhn 23 Sterling, Virginia
Amber Lee 22 Austin, Texas
Andrean "Dre" McCoy 23 Atlanta, Georgia
Ashleigh Feaster 23 Akron, Ohio
Brittany Baldassari 24 Boston, Massachusetts
Chris "Scali" Scali 24 Brooklyn, New York
Chris Tolleson 23 Virginia Beach, Virginia
Coleysia Chestnut 23 Selma, Alabama
Dillan Ostrom 23 Finley, North Dakota
Ethan Diamond 23 Denver, Colorado
Jacy Rodriguez 24 Carolina, Puerto Rico
Jessica Perez 23 Miami, Florida
Joey Dillon 23 Atlanta, Georgia
John "JJ" Jacobs 23 Washington, DC
Kayla Lusby 22 Greenfield, Tennessee
Paige Brendel 22 Phoenix, Arizona
Ryan Malaty 24 Greeley, Colorado
Shanley McIntee 24 Indianapolis, Indiana
Simone Kelly 23 Atlanta, Georgia
Wesley Buckles 26 Phoenix, Arizona


Guys Episode
Adam Brittany Shanley BrittanyAmberShanley No CeremonyAshleighShanley ShanleyShanley
Chris T. JessicaPaigeSimoneAshleighPaigeNo CeremonyPaigePaigePaigePaige
Dillan ColeysiaJessicaColeysiaColeysiaColeysiaNo CeremonyColeysiaColeysiaColeysiaColeysia
Dre JacyAshleighAshleighSimoneBrittanyNo CeremonyShanleySimoneSimoneSimone
Ethan ShanleyAmberAmberKaylaAmberNo CeremonyAmberAmberAmberAmber
John SimoneJacyJessicaShanleyJacyNo CeremonyJacyBrittanyJacyAshleigh
Joey PaigeBrittanyShanleyJacyJessicaNo CeremonySimoneJessicaBrittanyBrittany
Ryan AmberKaylaKaylaBrittanyAshleighNo CeremonyJessicaAshleighJessicaJessica
Chris S. AshleighSimonePaigePaigeSimoneNo CeremonyBrittanyJacyAshleighJacy
Wes KaylaColeysiaJacyJessicaKaylaNo CeremonyKaylaKaylaKaylaKayla
Correct Matches 24225No Ceremony57810
Girls Episode
Amber RyanEthanEthanAdamEthanNo CeremonyEthanEthanEthanEthan
Ashleigh Chris S.DreDreChris T.RyanNo CeremonyAdamRyanChris S.John
Brittany AdamJoeyAdamRyanDreNo CeremonyChris S.JohnJoeyJoey
Coleysia DillanWesDillanDillanDillanNo CeremonyDillanDillanDillanDillan
Jacy DreJohnWesJoeyJohnNo CeremonyJohnChris S.JohnChris S.
Jessica Chris T.DillanJohnWesJoeyNo CeremonyRyanJoeyRyanRyan
Kayla WesRyanRyanEthanWesNo CeremonyWesWesWesWes
Paige JoeyChris T.Chris S.Chris S.Chris T.No CeremonyChris T.Chris T.Chris T.Chris T.
Shanley EthanAdamJoeyJohnAdamNo CeremonyDreAdamAdamAdam
Simone JohnChris S.Chris T.DreChris S.No CeremonyJoeyDreDreDre
Correct Matches 24225No Ceremony57810
Once the truth booths confirms the perfect match, that couple will go to the honeymoon suite and will automatically paired up for the remainder of the match ceremonies.
Paige and Chris were a confirmed match in episode 6, but due to his relationship with Shanley, the episode ended with a "to be continued..." instead of a Match-up Ceremony


Episode 1: Twenty strangers meet in the beautiful state of Hawaii, and learn that they will be living in a house with their perfect match. This perfect match has been chosen after interviews with friends, family, and exes; compatibility testing; and match making experts. The contestants then spend the first day getting to know each other. The next day, they are introduced to their first Getaway Challenge. A Selfie Challenge. Each person will take ten pictures of themselves that does not reveal who they are. The guys will guess which girl the selfie belongs to, and vice versa. The winners of the challenge go on a date sailing around the coast of Hawaii. Jessica, Shanley, Wes, and Joey win the challenge. Their dates are Adam, Chris T., Brittany, and Kayla respectively. They then find out that one of the four winning couples will go into the Truth Booth to determine if they are a perfect match. On the date, Adam and Brittany leave their dates to spend time with each other. Wes and Kayla also connect on the date. Shanley and Chris T. are chosen to go into the Truth Booth by a unanimous vote. They are not a perfect match, and decide that they do not care about the results. At the matching ceremony the couples have only two correct matches.

Episode 2: After only getting two correct matches, the contestants start planning for future match-ups. Different strategies are offered, and they ultimately decided to go with Ryan's suggestion of picking different matches to gain more information. The cast then decides to have a party. Simone and John had previously connected, but Jacy has other plans. John decides he does not like Simone's jealous behaviors. Chris T. and Shanley visit Pound Town after refusing to give up on their relationship. Ryan's journals go missing so Jacy and Kayla help him search for them. Ryan and Kayla connect over the fact they both keep journals. Dre hid Ryan's journals but refuses to admit it, and decides to get physical when the group confronts him. Brittany and Adam have a heartfelt conversation after their date the previous day. After Brittany starts to get too deep and talks marriage, Adam has second thoughts. The Getaway Challenge involves getting laid. The group has to couple up, and the top two pairs are the only ones eligible for the Truth Booth. One teammate is blindfolded, while the other must direct their blind teammate through a bamaboo jungle twice to retrieve two leis. The top four couples will then move on to the second round. Dre & Shanley, Jessica & Ethan, Adam & Coleysia, and Kayla & Wes are the top four teams. These four couples have to kayak to a buoy and back. The paddler will be blindfolded, and the navigator will shout instructions. Jessica & Ethan and Shanley & Dre are the winners, even though the rest of the cast believe that Wes & Kayla should have been allowed to win in order to send them to the Truth Booth. Jessica and Ethan are selected to go into the Truth Booth, and find out they are not a match. The cast then decides to play spin the bottle, and Scali & Paige connect after a kiss. At the matching ceremony, there are four matches.

Episode 3: Episode 3 opens with the cast skinny dipping to celebrate their four matches. Adam is unsure about his feelings for Brittany, even though he did not choose her for the match-up ceremony. Brittany and Ryan then strategize with the new information following the two match-up ceremonies. Brittany is convinced she and Adam are a perfect match, and will not listen to anyone about the subject. The Getaway Challenge is up next, but only the guys are playing. There are ten quotes on a board, and the men need to jump into the pool full of coconuts to find the one with the name of the girl they believe said each quote. The top three finishers with the most correct will win the date. The quotes and girls are:

1. I have tazed an ex before. Jacy.

2. I’m notorious for hooking up with people’s brothers. Shanley 3. I don't believe in God but I do believe in ghosts and spirits. Brittany 4. My favorite sexual position is doggy style because in my head it’s helping my butt get bigger. Simone.

5. I have stalked someone but I considered it recon. Coleysia

6. I backstabbed an ex by immediately hooking up with an NBA player. Kayla

7. I don’t have a greatest life failure because I simply don’t fail. Paige 8. The most unusual place I have had sex was in a National Park during the intermission of my ballet recital. Amber

9. The worst date I have ever been on was to Denny’s and to top it off my date forgot his wallet. Ashleigh

10. I have peed on someone in the shower before. Jessica.

Scali, Dre, and John won. Scali picked Kayla as his date to get back at Paige for choosing Chris at the previous ceremony. Kayla chose Paige as Dre's date because they are friends. Paige chose Simone for John, that a couple who has chemistry can go to the Truth Booth. Coleysia and Dillan start to bond after an awkward first Match-up Ceremony. Scali and Paige have a conversation about him not choosing her for the date. Scali is playing games and is being very vague. At the date, Scali is enjoying playing with Paige's emotions with Kayla as a pawn. John and Simone have an awkward date because Simone caught him making out with Jacy the night before. In the third unanimous vote, John and Simone are chosen to go into the Truth Booth. They are not a match, and the cast is in shock over how they are now three for three in unsuccessful truth booth matches. Simone is upset because she was invested in her feelings for John. He knows they were not a match, and is happy to be able to go after Jacy. Scali and Paige fight again, but then start making out in the closet when Scali plays with her mind. Everyone is drunk and making out. Adam and Brittany go to Pound Town, and Ethan and Amber make out. At the Match-up Ceremony, the cast is back to two correct matches.

Episode 4: Amber confronts Brittany about her feelings for Adam, and everyone agrees they are not a perfect match. Coleysia and Dillan bond over cooking. Ashleigh and Dre start to connect. The next Getaway Challenge is here, and it brings back people from the guys past: their exes! The girls are the only ones who are competing in the challenge, and they have five minutes to question each ex. Adam's mom gives him spray tans, Scali's ex is still in love with him, and Ryan got his ex jumper cables as a gift. Dre is still married to his "ex", Dillan's ex still loves him, and Ethan cheated on his ex. John's ex says they will be together when he returns home. The girls do their best to match the guys with their exes. Jessica, Brittany, Jacy, and Kayla win and choose Dillan, Adam, Wes, and Ryan as dates. The exes and contestants then have a mixers where everyone gets to know each other. Kayla and Ryan's ex gang up on him. Coleysia and Dillan's ex bond even though she is still in love with Dillan. Coleysia questions Dillan on his ex, and he says that she will always have a place in his heart, but he has moved on. Brittany scares Adam and his ex with her crazy talk. On the date, Wes is upset watching Kayla and Ryan fall for each other. Adam and Brittany get into an argument because he tells her that they are not a match. Back at the house, the contestants are divided in who should go into the Truth Booth: Kayla & Ryan, Brittany & Adam, or Dillan & Jessica. Jessica and Dillan are chosen to go into Truth Booth, and they are not a match. After the truth booth, Adam tells Amber that he thinks she is his perfect match because he was initially attracted to her. At the matching ceremony, the group chooses people who have not been matched up before. They only get two correct matches. On, the first confirmed match is Ethan and Amber.

Episode 5: After their fourth Match-up Ceremony, where they are continuously doing worse each time, the group starts to strategize over pizza. Amber and Adam start to kiss with Ethan just a few feet away. Amber is upset over Ethan's "uncaring" attitude, and Adam's pushiness with sex. Dillan and Coleysia continue to solidify their connection over born-again virgins. Dre and Ashleigh visit Pound Town. Kayla is conflicted over her feelings for Ryan and Wes. Wes and Ryan are complete opposites. Ryan does yoga, and is sensitive. Wes is manly, and prefers sports and lifting weights. Wes tells Kayla he was drawn to her by her gorgeous "blue" eyes, and Kayla corrects him to tell him her eyes are brown. At the Getaway Challenge, the couples must repel down a waterfall. The four fastest couples will go on a date, and be eligible for the Truth Booth. Shanley & Ethan, Dre & Ashleigh, John & Jacy, and Coleysia & Dillan are the top teams. The contestants also find out they can send two couples to the truth booth. The group parties after the challenge, where Kayla flirts with Wes, and Simone and Jacy fight. John starts throwing money on Simone while she is fighting with Jacy. This upsets Simone and Ashleigh who feel that Jacy does not care for John like Simone does. He tells Simone he loves her before throwing his watch through the window. John decided to sit out the group date because he is confused about his feelings. Shanley tells Ethan that Amber is really into him and is upset that he is letting Adam come between them without fighting for her. Dre & Ashleigh and Coleysia & Dillan are going into the Truth Booth. After finding out that Dre & Ashleigh are not a match, Coleysia & Dillan are the first confirmed Truth Booth match. The house parties after this exciting news. The next day Coleysia and Dillan move into the Honeymoon Suite. At the match-up ceremony, the group is happy to have five matches.

Episode 6: After getting their most successful Match-up Ceremony ever and their first confirmed match, the group is strategizing again. Brittany wants to be friends with Adam, and insist that she is ignoring him. He counters with "You made me breakfast". Simone decides it is time to break up Shanley and Chris T. She tells Chris that his is more in love with Shanley than Shanley is with him, and that Shanley doesn't deserve Chris. Ethan and Amber have a heart-to-heart about their relationship, and they decided to see it through. Shanley and Simone get into an argument after Chris T. tells Shanley about Simone's conversation. John and Wes are okay with them as a couple, but think they need to be more active in their search for their perfect matches. Chris is more into Shanley than $50 thousand. Chris and Shanley head on up to Pound Town again, and in the confessional he states he is in love with Shanley, and asks her mom to send more birth control. Brittany and Joey are getting along, and he is happy that their conversations are easy and never forced. The next Getaway Challenge is called Kiss My Ice. The couples will compete in a snow cone eating contest with the top four couples going on a date. The top couple will earn a one-on-one date. The first round flavors are pickle juice and tomato soup. The second round flavors are fish juice with chucks of fish and jalapeño juice with chucks of jalapeños. And pigs' feet with chucks of pigs' feet and kimchi juice with chucks of pickled cabbage is saved for the third round. The four winning couples are Brittany & Joey, Shanley & Dre, Amber & Ethan, and Paige & Chris T, with Brittany & Joey earning the private dinner. Everyone agrees that Amber & Ethan should go into the Truth Booth because they are most likely a match and have been together since week 3, and it would eliminate a bunch of couples from week 3. However, Simone convinces everyone to send in Chris and Paige so that Shanley and Chris will be split up. She believes that Ethan and Amber are a match and will continue to pick each other, so going out on a limb to separate Chranley is worth the risk. Everyone agrees. Joey and Brittany get along great during their dinner. Shanley and Simone get onto Kayla for leading both Wes and Ryan around. While on their zip lining date, everyone votes for the Truth Booth. Chris and Paige are sent in, and Shanley is beyond upset because she is worried that Paige and Chris are a perfect match, and that Cranley will be no more. Paige and Chris are a match, and Simone and Shanley get into a fight. The episode ends with To Be Continued...

Episode 7: The episode starts with Chris and Paige awkwardly talking in the Truth Booth, and Shanley and Simone fighting in the house. Simone is happy they have another perfect match, and she has broken up Shanley and Chris. Shanley is upset that Chris is going to be going into the Honeymoon Suite with gorgeous Paige. Scali is determined to take Paige to Pound Town before she leaves even though he know that they are not compatible. During the fight, Jessica has a panic attack because her best friend Shanley is upset and fighting. Ryan takes it upon himself to comfort her. Kayla does not like seeing Ryan talking to another girl, and starts passive-aggressively argue with him. Ryan and Wes argue in the kitchen. Scali sweet talks Paige into going to the Pound Town even though he already has his sights set on Jacy, who he says he will never treat like Paige. At the Match-up Ceremony, Scali tells everyone that he and Paige hooked up, which upsets Paige. After starting with two correct matches, the group ends with a total of five matches again.

Episode 8: The house is upset that they are doing so poorly at the game, and begin to wonder if they will ever make it to ten matches. Adam starts to reconsider Brittany as his match. And talks her into going to Pound Town with him again. He knows that they are sexually compatible and wonders if they need anything else. John and Jacy start to fall apart when John tells her that he sees himself with her after the game. Jacy responds with "I'm not ready". John gets upset about this because he believes they are a perfect match. Jacy wants to get to know the other guys in the house to because she is not convinced. The Getaway Challenge is called Well Hung. Each couple needs to hang onto a rope while sex-lube is poured on them. If either person falls off the rope, they will be disqualified. The last three couples on the rope will go onto a date, with the winning couple receiving a private date. Joey and Ashleigh win the private date, but it doesn't go so well. Scali & Simone, and Ryan & Kayla are the other winners. Scali decides to separate Jacy and John while selling himself to her. He tells her it doesn't seem like she likes John, but he really like her. Kayla and Ryan get into an argument when he asks her to go to Pound Town with him, because she has asked him to go there with her in the past. She is mad and disgusted by his question, and started yell at him. When he tries to quiet her, she turns away from him, and insist she has morals to uphold. Ryan suggests she is hiding behind the word 'morals' and isn't being herself. Kayla becomes irate. They separate, and the rest of the cast have heard the entire conversation and scatter when Ryan walks back up the stairs. Ethan decides to set her straight on the whole situation. Kayla then decides to tell Amber that Ethan kissed her a few days after they moved into the house.. Amber is upset because she doesn't know who to believe when Ethan tells her it was one kiss at the beginning of the show. Everyone decides it is time to have an intervention with Kayla about her behavior. Wes is the only one to show Kayla sympathy. Jacy decides to have a pep-talk with Kayla which results in her beating herself up. Jacy jumps on her to stop Kayla until she calms down. After the confrontation, Kayla refuses to go on the date with Ryan. Scali is happy because he is not attracted to his date Simone, and can spend time with Ryan. Ryan and Kayla are voted into the Truth Booth. They are not a match. John pushes Jacy to choose between him and Scali, but she says she cannot choose right now. John decides that he will not choose her at the Match-up Ceremony to the delight of Scali. As soon as they get the ceremony, Shanley kisses Chris. This ceremony ends with seven correct matches. The two perfect matches, and five chosen by the cast. Joey and Brittany are shown to be a perfect match on Episode 9: The cast celebrate their seven correct match, but look at the possible matches that were wrong. Scali is convinced that he and Jacy are a match. The girls decided to have a lingerie runway show. Then ask the guys to return the favor. Ethan and Amber decide they want Kayla out of the house. Amber questions Kayla's accusation, but Ethan apologizes. Kayla and Wes solidify their connection after finding out Ryan and Kayla are not a match. Wes thinks Kayla was not able to be herself with Ryan, but can with him. The Getaway Challenge starts, and the top three couples win a getaway date. The couples are tied together at the waist, and must use their clothes to gather as much sand as possible. The decide to use the same couples as the last match-up ceremony to verify one of those couples. The top couples are Ethan & Amber, Shanley & Adam, and Scali & Jacy. The cast is then informed that all of the ten couples will be on the beach for a White Party. They find out they can vote any couple from the challenge into the Truth Booth. Shanley and Chris declare their love to each other, and talk about Chris and Paige's relationship. John gets drunk, and Jacy makes out with Scali. Jessica and Ryan also get closer with a kiss. John decides to take a drunk dip in the ocean, and everyone yells for him to come back. The next morning Chris T. is seen leaving Pound Town with Shanley. The cast decide to put Wes and Kayla into the Truth Booth. Wes is nervous to be paired with Kayla because she is inconsistent with her emotions. John decides to tell Jacy that she wants to be just friends, and try to figure out if Scali is her perfect match. When they visit the Truth Booth, it is determined that Wes and Kayla are a perfect match. At the match up ceremony, Jacy and John get into an argument when she chooses him as her match after telling him that she wanted to be friends. They get eight correct matches.

Episode 10: The episode starts off with more strategizing. The group is trying to determine what one switch could give them a perfect ten matches. Jacy and John talk about her confusion with her choice between Scali and John. Ryan decides that he needs to figure out if Brittany is his match, but Brittany is convinced Adam is her match. Especially since they visited Pound Town the episode before. Even though everyone else thinks they are not a match, they visit Pound Town again were Brittany assumes she can convince Adam they are a match with time. Wes and Kayla are shown enjoying their time in the Honeymoon Suite. Wes voices his concerns about Kayla's sincerity. The next Getaway Challenge is underway. The top three guys win the challenge with a date of their choice. The girls give the guys messages while the guys are blindfolded. The top three guys are Dre, Scali, and Adam, and their dates are Ashleigh, Jacy, and Shanley. Brittany is confused by Adam's choice even after he says he does not have a connection with any of the girls. He is over Brittany and her crazy drama. Dre, as the overall winner, can choose to go to the Truth Booth with his choice, or send other couple into the Truth Booth. Dre talks to Jacy about making a permanent choice between Scali and John. She is still confused, and Dre tells her to choose or he will. Joey starts to question the other cast mates on who their match is and why. Adam is upset because he believes Joey and Brittany are a match. The winners and their dates go on an ATV date, where Scali tries to convince Jacy that she needs to go with him. Jacy is upset that Scali had sex with Paige. Jacy wants to go into the Truth Booth. Dre decides to send John and Jacy into the Truth Booth. They are not a match. The cast is happy to have one of their wrong couples verified. John and Jacy are upset, but the rest of the cast decides to switch John and Jacy with Scali and Ashleigh. Scali has decided to turn over a new leaf with Jacy. Brittany argues with Ryan and Joey over her choice in perfect match. The guys are upset that she is still believes Adam is her match. They both believe they could be her match. Jessica is upset that they are on the ninth match-up and she still doesn't have a connection with any of the guys. She starts to open up to Ryan, and hope he could be her match. At the match-up ceremony, they get ten for ten perfect matches. The cast celebrates, and looks forward to the future.

Episode 11: Are you the one? The AfterMatch. The reunion of all 20 people in the house talking about their experience and what happens after the show.