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Netflix's New Dating Show Are You The One? Will Be Your Next Obsession

Netflix's New Dating Show Are You The One? Will Be Your Next Obsession

With lockdown rolling on with no concrete end in sight, many of us are seeking solace in the form of our TV screens.

On-demand services such as All 4 and Netflix have been a godsend during these troubling times, providing us with hours of entertainment while we've been stuck indoors.

And while we feel we may have watched everything on offer, with E4's Married At First Sight being our latest bingeing obsession, we do have something brand new to feast our eyes on - and it could be the most outrageous dating show we've ever seen.

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Trust us, having seen Married At First Sight Australia season six, that's really saying something.

Having previously aired on MTV but new to Netflix, Are You The One? is not dissimilar to Love Island, but naturally more raunchy, more extreme and with much higher stakes.

The premise sees a group of singletons heading to a luxury mansion to live in the lap of luxury as they seek to find 'The One'.

Things get outrageous quickly (Credit: MTV)
Things get outrageous quickly (Credit: MTV)
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However, their ideal partner in the group has already been determined by a dating algorithm that has been used to help find the compatibility of the contestant before they entered the mansion. This has been ascertained by using in-depth interviews, questionnaires and compatibility testing.

But the results are kept a secret from them, and they have to get to know one another and undergo weekly tests to try to pick their ideal partner while living together.

Along the way, people who think they've found their match are sent to the "truth booth" to see if they have found the one. If the person they choose doesn't match the data, they must start their search over again - which naturally leads to fireworks when people aren't correctly matched can't keep their hands off each other.

Like Love Island, every episode concludes with a matching ceremony, with the house being told how many pairings are correct but not who those couples are.

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Should they all be matched correctly, the group wins a share of $1 million (around £721,000).

The tests and trials are genuinely jaw-dropping - with one test seeing contestants given a phone and asked to go and take selfies of "various body parts", with contestants encouraged to flash the flesh. When they're done, the images are put on a huge screen for everyone to see, and they have to match the photo to the right person. Those who win challenges are then rewarded with a private break away from the house with whoever they like.

Naturally, Twitter has been lapping up Are You The One?, with many equally enthralled and appalled by the show.

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"Are You The One? on Netflix is so messy but I love it," wrote one fan.

People are stunned by the insane dating show (Credit: Twitter)
People are stunned by the insane dating show (Credit: Twitter)

"Are You The One? is on Netflix and I'm screaming literally," added another.

It has been an instant hit on Netflix (Credit: Twitter)
It has been an instant hit on Netflix (Credit: Twitter)
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"OMG, Are You The One? on Netflix! Found something new to binge," said a third.

We know what we're tuning into tonight...

Featured Image Credit: MTV

Topics: Dating, TV News, TV & Film, Sex & Relationships, Netflix

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Kimberley Bond

Kim is a journalist at Tyla, and has previously worked at the Evening Standard, Radio Times as well as several national newspapers. A showbiz obsessive and a television fanatic, Kim is particularly interested in celebrity gossip, A-list events and the latest releases on either the big or small screen. Contact her at [email protected]