Parents' Guide to

Are You the One?

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Reality series with irresponsible dating, drinking messages.

TV MTV Reality TV 2014
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+


I love love and like to see shows that helps other find love. I feel with this show it could help their contestant more as they don’t really develop the skills they need to have the relationship they came on the show to have. Also grammatically, when the host says, “the number of matches is”, isn’t correct. It is, “the number of matches are”. I think he could also show more empathy. It is great that the contestants so far have won the money as it helped to ease their suffering around their lack of relationship growth. Contestants on this show are trusting this process and it is awesome to see development in them. It is upsetting to be witnessing domestic violence. I wish the best to the contestants and hope the process has helped them.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Brainless mind gunk

Don't let your children ever watch this unless you want them turning out a mindless unintelligent individual, driven by sexual endeavours and the lust for irrelevant gossip. I'd instead recommend a good book or factual documentary.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (3):

From following their hearts to shrewdly following their guts, Are You the One? contestants get to know one another physically and emotionally in a limited amount of time and within a manufactured context. But these connections can end quickly, since each person must be willing to switch partners and quickly attempt to find romance with someone else to find their designated match and win the money.

Teens who like this sort of voyeuristic entertainment most will likely be drawn to it, but like many MTV reality shows, it features lots of over-the-top behavior. But what's more troubling are the confusing messages it sends about dating and finding the perfect person to building a relationship with.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 21, 2014
  • Cast: Ryan Devlin
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: May 25, 2023

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