Exclusive: ‘Are You the One?’ Fans Get Match Machine Reboot Ahead of Premiere

By Adam Flomenbaum 

downloadThe second season of MTV’s dating show ‘Are You The One?,’ – where 10 men and 10 women are tasked with finding their soulmates returns next Monday.

Last season, MTV’s Northern Europe team along with Wenderfalck released the ‘Match Machine’ Facebook app, which paired fans up with their perfect match from their friend list. As some of the best social extensions do, ‘Match Machine’ took off even among non viewers and has notched over 35 million hits, 95 million match tests and 800 million Facebook impressions to date. Today, MTV is releasing an updated version of the app ahead of season two, which includes:

– Deeper explanations as to why you match/don’t match with your selected Facebook friend

– A reveal of the season two cast mate you’re most compatible with

– The ability to hand pick a Facebook friend to put into the computerized “Truth Booth” that – just like in the show – will reveal if you and the partner you picked are destined for love, should remain in the friend zone or somewhere in between

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MTV today is also unveiling a ‘Perfect Match’ game on Joust in response to what fans were already doing last season: creating grids, spreadsheets, survivor leagues and office pools to try and figure out which cast members were perfect matches. The new MTV version is a point-driven trivia, survivor, and fantasy game all mashed into one.

New trivia and episode-specific prediction questions will launch along with each premiere episode, and the fan who accumulates the most points at the end of the season will be flown to the reunion taping to meet the cast.  

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