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Love Rules as MTV's Hit Match Making Series "Are You the One?" Returns

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MTV's hit matchmaking experiment, Are You The One?, returns to tackle the question, "If your #perfectmatch was standing right in front of you, would you even know it?" Mirroring the franchise's successful formula, the show will follow a group of 10 single women and 10 single men, who are self-admittedly horrible at relationships, as they jet off to Hawaii in the hopes they'll leave their bad relationship habits behind and find their #perfectmatch. The new season of Are You The One? premieres on MTV in Asia on Sunday, 15 November at 6.30pm (WIB), 7.30pm (SG) and 8.30pm (MY), and Tuesday, 17 November at 11.30am (PH).

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Prior to arrival, the singles will undergo a rigorous matchmaking process involving in-depth interviews and compatibility testing, using a team of professional matchmakers and psychologists, as well as the contestants' family, friends and exes. An ideal match for each person will be selected – the catch is that the results are not revealed to any of them. The singles will begin their quest to find their #perfectmatch in the house. If the entire group succeeds in finding their matches during the season, they'll walk away not only with love, but their share of one million dollars. All 10 couples must match, or they'll all go home without the cash!

Adding to the drama this season is a twist that will leave the love birds speechless. If at any point during the weekly matchup ceremonies the singles fail to make at least one true match (known in the game as a "blackout"), the group will be penalized with the loss of $250,000 – so in this game, four blackouts means, no jackpot. The couples will be forced to rule with their hearts and not with their heads if they hope to succeed in love and money.

This season's relationship seekers include:

THE GIRLS

Amanda, 22 – Westminster, CO, Twitter: @MTV_AMANDAG

Britni, 24 – Augusta, GA, Twitter: @BritniNicol

Chelsey, 23 – Orlando, FL, Twitter: @BombshellChels

Hannah, 22 – Syracuse, NY, Twitter: @_hannahrathbun

Kayla, 22 – Sandy Hook, CT, Twitter: @Kayyjaybee

Kirsten, 22 – Ashburn, VA, Twitter: @KikiMTV

Kristyn, 22 – Los Angeles, CA, Twitter: @cheynotshy

Melanie, 23 – Franklin Square, NY, Twitter: @schmelllanie

Rashida, 23 – Columbia, SC, Twitter: @rashidazakiya

Stacey, 24 – Staten Island, NY, Twitter: @staceygurnevich

THE GUYS

Alec, 22 – Philadelphia, PA, Twitter: @agonzalez12

Austin, 22 – Addison, TX, Twitter: @in_my_SHEETS

Chuck, 26 – Maui, HI, Twitter: @MTV_Chuckalodon

Connor, 25 – Tinley Park, IL, Twitter: @tweetconnor180

Devin, 26 – Northampton, MA, Twitter: @MTVbigD

Hunter, 22 – Perry, FL, Twitter: @hbarfield13

Mike, 24 – Stony Brook, NY, Twitter: @mikecrescenz0

Nelson, 26 – San Marcos, TX, Twitter: @NellyT2013

Tyler, 25 – Indianapolis, IN, Twitter: @tee_boogie_

Zak, 26 – Toronto, CN, Twitter: @ZAKLONGO

Join in the social conversation on Twitter with the official hashtag #AYTO and visit the Are You The One? Facebook page.

Watch a trailer for the show HERE. Please find below the embed code for the trailer:

Are You the One? concept by Executive Producers Howard Schultz, Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler of Lighthearted Entertainment. Scott Jeffress Executive Producer for Lighthearted Entertainment.

About MTV

MTV is the world’s biggest youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of nearly 785 million households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. Outside of the United States, MTV is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all platforms. For more information about MTV in Asia, visit www.mtvasia.com

About Lighthearted Entertainment

Lighthearted Entertainment was established in 1992, by the late Howard Schultz, as an independently-owned television production company specializing in all forms of non-scripted programming. Co-Owners and Executive Vice Presidents Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler are fiercely committed to translating their creativity, energy and ideas into shows that tap into the zeitgeist of current culture. The company has produced thousands of hours of television across cable, syndication and broadcast networks including breakout hits, "Dating Naked" and "Twinning" for VH1, as well as TLC's new pop-up game show, "Labor Games." Additionally, Lighthearted Entertainment has produced iconic staples including FOX's "The Moment of Truth," ABC's "Extreme Makeover" and MTV's "Next" which have enjoyed worldwide appeal.