Are You The One?
- 8 Seasons
In this competition series, contestants try to find their perfect romantic match among a cast of possibilities. The potential mates have been chosen using an algorithm, but the contestants don't know who is a high-tech match and who isn't. The series debuted on MTV in 2014, when the idea of dating via algorithm was still novel. The format of the series involves the cast members getting to know each other and pairing up. If each of the paired couples pick someone other than the match picked by the algorithm, they have to try again. If all of the couples pick the same matches as the computer, they all win. The series debuted on MTV in 2014. Within a few seasons, the idea of computer matching was no longer novel. As singles came to depend on algorithm -based apps like Tinder to find hook ups, getting to know someone in the old-fashioned face-to-face way became a novel concept. The MTV show then looked elsewhere for its entertainment value. The series became one of the first to feature openly LGBTQ singles.