'Are You the One?' Recap: Another Perfect Match Disrupts Love Triangle

One week after the Are You the One? contestants managed to find 5 out of 10 perfect matches, we could hold out hope that they were heading in the right direction. Finding out that Dillan and Coleysia were their first perfect match was also just an added bonus.

This week, kicked things off with Simone (the resident pot-stirrer, and thus my natural fave) telling Chris T. that his continued romance with Shanley wasn't exactly kosher with the rest of the house. If you remember, in week two, Chris and Shanley went into the truth booth and discovered that they were not a perfect match. Not one little bit.

That hasn't stopped the couple from, ahem, acting couplish and spending every single night together. At one point last night, Chris even gives a shout-out to Shanley's mom: "Please send her more birth control." Cl-ass-y, right there.

When the time came for the ceremonial challenge, host Ryan Devlin had the couples pair up and compete by eating flavored Icees. The last couple standing would receive a private one-on-one date, and the next top three finishers would get sent on a group date with a potential truth booth selection.

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Sounds fun and easy enough, right? How could contestants not love a nice chilled cup of flavored ice shavings? Oh that's right, let's not forget MTV busted out some of its Challenge ideas and brought out the best flavors of Icees: pickle juice, fish with fish chunks, and pig's feet. YUM.

After a disgustingly impressive showing, Brittany and Joey shocked everyone by pulling out first place and earning themselves a private evening date. Quickly after, Ethan and Amber, Paige and Chris T., and Shanley and Dre finished their delicious concoctions and grabbed their spots on the group date.

While the one-on-one date featured cliff diving and a sweet dinner, the real drama this week came when the group date started. With Chris, Paige, and Shanley all present, the love triangle monster couldn't help but rear its ugly head. Since Chris and Paige were technically together for the evening, and Shanley was with Dre, it would have made sense that Chris would choose to spend more time with his actual date. In reality, not so much. He spent the entirety of the date lusting longing after Shanley and ignoring Paige.

So when the remainder of the house guests chose to send Chris and Paige into the truth booth, he quickly made it public: "Whether we're a match or not, my heart belongs to Shanley."

Then again, I can't be that surprised. This is the same guy who compared himself to Thomas Edison. Yes, you read that correctly. Thomas. Edison. Because apparently Chris is to the truth booth as Thomas Edison was to hundreds of years of scientific thought: they ignore the negative. Edison invented the light bulb despite dissenting public opinion and Chris will continue to hook up with Shanley even if he knows they're not a match.

I can't.

At the end of the night, it really didn't matter because the truth booth revealed that Chris T. and Paige are a match, so the triangle crisis is still incoming. And with all the action tonight, we're going to have to wait until next week for the matching ceremony! But at least we can look forward to a Shanley vs. Simone standoff that we know already features crying, choice words, and some flying lamps. I'm already counting down the days.

What are your thoughts? Is Chris right for ignoring the truth booth and pursuing his "feelings"? Is his "love over money" motivation right?


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RMT1995 RMT1995

Good thing I was able to watch last night because this would have been twice the episode was ruined by the title and photos attached to the article.

Can you stop doing that please?

nonmember avatar Andrea

I wonder why they didn't do the light thing last night. I saw a blog post on MTV.com that said Britney and Joey, and Ethan and Amber were confirmed matches by the truth booth, but only Chris and Paige went in last night...so I don't know what's going on.

nonmember avatar Kam

Andrea, the MTV blog tells us who some of the perfect matches are, but they didn't say whether or not they have gone to the truth booth yet, but this episode was great. Shanley and Chris T. need to back away from each other, and let each other have time with their perfect matches

nonmember avatar AmyG

I think that Shanley and Chris are cute together, but then again.. it is for the money that the whole house is going for. Shanley and Chris are "in love" and obviously aren't going to change their minds about it. But I also agree that they need to put their feelings aside and help the others in the house. I have mixed feelings about the whole situation. I understand its love, not money that hold people together. I understand they came on the show to find their perfect match and to win the money. Shanley and Chris have it in their heads that theyre the perfect match. But truth booth thinks other wise. Im not sure what to think about it!

nonmember avatar Meirdeth

I think Shanley and Chris are great together. Just because two people on the show are a "perfect match" on paper does not mean these two people have to get married and be together forever. Everyone just needs to get the matches right to receive the money, once that is done they can chose to be with whoever they woud like.

nonmember avatar Charleen

I'm wondering who's Shanley match is? I'm so crossing my fingers for Scali that way they can swap matches. lol. I feel so bad for Paige, did you guys saw what happened in the date? He completely ignored her and she cried. She is going to be so miserable with Shanley around. I hope that now that they are out of the house Chris T can get to know her... but I was wishing for Paige and Scali to be a match, we'll see what happens.

ABCMo... ABCMomma0211

Sorry, but I can't stand Simone, at all!!!! Shes a bitch. 

Shanley, I love, shes so cute.

But I do agree, they should wait to be together until after everyone is matched and they get the money.

nonmember avatar Victoria

I honestly feel terrible fr Paige. She was soo looking forward to Chris being her match and she was completely ignored. It was heartbreaking really, to see she was so excited but had to keep asking Chris if he was okay. He looked like someone had just told him his parents died.

nonmember avatar Vernitha

The purpose of the show is to find the PERFECT match! The money is an incentive to get the match ups right. The truth booth and the whole set up is based off information they provided themselves. If you aren't in it for the reasons listed previously, why are you there? While I don't think Simone needs to be so in your face about everything, she isn't the only one that voted Chris T and Paige into the truth booth. I just hope he can separate himself long enough to get to know her. He may find that she is just as awesome as Shanley!

nonmember avatar Becky

Im so glad Paige and Chris T ended up a perfect match.. I hate Shanley shes annoying. Poor Paige though shes perfect match to a jerk off.

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