Are You the One? We figured out the ten perfect matches, here's how

Are You the One? We found out the ten perfect matches, here’s how

March 12, 2014 / by / 5 Comments

As the dust settled at the end of episode 8, we realized we finally had enough knowledge to complete the grid, learning all 10 perfect matches. Here’s our thought process.

Dillan & Coleysia: Sent into the truth booth in episode 4.

Chris T. & Paige: Revealed as a perfect match in episode 6-7.

Ethan & Amber: Leaked as a couple as part of an MTV twitter promotion.

Joey & Brittany: Leaked as a couple as part of an MTV twitter promotion.

Chris S. & Jacy and Dre & Simone: This is where it gets a little more complicated. In episode 5, the house got 5/10 matchups correct. Out of these five, we know that three of them were Ethan & Amber, Dillan & Coleysia, and Paige & Chris T., which means that out of the remaining PLAUSIBLE COUPLES (I.E. couples that were not matched with Brittany or Joey) only 2 can be correct. The five plausible couples were:

Shanley & Adam, Ashleigh & Ryan, Chris S. & Simone, Wes & Kayla, Jacy & John

Now, in episode 8 they got 7/10 matches correct, of these we know that three belong to perfect matches: Ethan & Amber, Dillan & Coleysia, and Chris T. & Paige, the other five plausible couples were:

Dre & Simone, Shanley & Adam, Chris S. & Jacy, Wes & Kayla, Ryan & Ashleigh

Out of these five, four have to be correct (3 perfect matches + 4 others = total of 7). Three of these five couples are repeated from week 5:

Shanley & Adam, Wes & Kayla, and Ryan & Ashleigh

Since there are only two other possible matches from episode 5, and there are three repeat matches in episode 8, not all three can be right. It doesn’t matter which one of these 3 is incorrect, what does matter is that eliminating any one of the three possible matches means the two new pairs (i.e. pairs that did not repeat from episode five) must be true. Those two are Chris Scali & Jacy and Dre & Simone.

Wes & Kayla: Now we can go back and look at episode 1, when the house only identified 2/10 couples correctly. One of these two couples was Dillan & Coleyisa, and leading up to episode 8 we had used our knowledge of perfect matches to narrow the field into three plausible couples:

Chris Scali & Ashleigh, Dre & Jacy, and Wes & Kayla

Since we just found out that Chris Scali & Jacy are a match, that means that the Chris Scali & Ashleigh and Dre & Jacy couples can be eliminated, leaving only Wes & Kayla.

Shanley & Adam: Next we look at episode 2, when the house got 4/10 perfect matches. Out of these 4 matches, we know three belong to Ethan & Amber, Joey & Brittany, and Chris T. & Paige. Prior to episode 8 we knew that the remaining pair came from one of three plausible pairs (i.e. couples which have not been previously eliminated):

Shanley & Adam, Chris Scali & Simone, and Jacy & John

Because Chris Scali & Jacy are a match, the only remaining option is Shanley & Adam, and just like that we have our 8th perfect match.

John & Ashleigh: This is what our grid currently looks like:

Adam

Ryan

Chris S.

Chris T.

Ethan

Wes

Joey

John

Dre

Dillan

Brittany

X

X

X

X

X

X

O

X

X

X

Kayla

X

X

X

X

X

O

X

X

X

X

Coleysia

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

O

Ashleigh

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Paige

X

X

X

O

X

X

X

X

X

X

Amber

X

X

X

X

O

X

X

X

X

X

Simone

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

O

X

Jacy

X

X

O

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Jessica

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Shanley

O

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

As you can see, all of John’s possible matches have been eliminated except for Ashleigh! So he must be with Ashleigh.

Ryan & Jessica: With the elimination of John & Ashleigh, Ryan & Jessica become the only empty space on the chart, meaning they must be our final perfect match.

Adam

Ryan

Chris S.

Chris T.

Ethan

Wes

Joey

John

Dre

Dillan

Brittany

X

X

X

X

X

X

O

X

X

X

Kayla

X

X

X

X

X

O

X

X

X

X

Coleysia

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

O

Ashleigh

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

O

X

X

Paige

X

X

X

O

X

X

X

X

X

X

Amber

X

X

X

X

O

X

X

X

X

X

Simone

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

O

X

Jacy

X

X

O

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Jessica

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Shanley

O

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

There it is, the logic behind the 10/10 perfect matches in Are You the One? If only they had this knowledge, or the mental faculties to construct it.

Obviously just because WE know doesn’t mean the fun is over. Stay tuned to National Ave for more Are You the One? coverage.