If you’re wondering how in the world we made these, what may seem like strange, matches, here is the complete process we went through to narrow down these matches. This is based on the information we have received up to 02/14/2013, the week of episode 4.
Okay SO, so far here is what we know for sure based on the first four episodes. We know that Shanley and Chris T. are NOT a perfect match, thanks to the truth booth on episode one. We know that Ethan and Jessica are NOT a perfect match because of the truth booth on episode two. We know that JJ and Simone are NOT a perfect match, thanks to the truth booth on episode three. AND we know that Dillan and Jessica are not a match from episode three. We also have gotten a hint from MTV that Ethan and Amber ARE a perfect match. So we have compiled all of the couples from the match up ceremonies at the end of each episode and made it into this nice little chart (sorry it’s small). We know that in the first episode, there were 2 perfect matches, in the second there were 4, in the third there were 2 and in the fourth there were also 2.
We took this chart and eliminated what we know from the above information. Because we know that Ethan and Amber are a perfect match, we can cross out Ethan and Shanley from E1, Ryan and Amber from E1, Adam and Amber from E4, and Ethan and Kayla from E4. Also, because of the truth booth, we can cross out JJ and Simone (E1) and Dillan and Jessica (E4). Following me so far?
From here, we started guessing based on the information from the show. (We tried several different theories and match-ups and the one we are showing you now, is the only one that fits completely.) Now that we know, from the truth booth, that Dillan and Jessica are NOT a perfect match, we decided to put Dillan and Coleysia together. We think they are really cute together and they are good for each other. So, with that theory, we can cross out a few more things on the chart:
Still with me?? Here is where it gets interesting (and a little sad, actually). Notice that for episode 3, there were only 2 perfect match ups in that ceremony. We have selected Dillan and Coleysia and Ethan and Amber as perfect matches, so that fulfills the 2 match ups. That means, the rest of those match ups in that episode are NOT perfect matches so we crossed them out. From this, we were able to cross off a few in other episodes that were duplicate match ups as episode three. That brings us to this:
From here, we made another guess. In the most recent episode, we thought it was adorable how Wes was all lovestruck over Kayla and got really jealous when her and Ryan were together. We put them as a perfect couple: Wes and Kayla. They originally hit it off really well and have a lot in common. With this theory, we could cross off all of the possibilities on the chart having to do with Wes or Kayla. Episode one only had 2 perfect matches, and Dillan and Coleysia and Wes and Kayla fulfill this. We can cross off the rest of the match ups in episode one.
After that, we made another theory. In the most recent match up ceremony, Ryan and Brittany mentioned that they have been talking lately about how they might be a match. So we explored this idea. We think they would be a great couple and they have a lot in common. (We do love Ryan and Kayla together, but every trial we tried with them simply did not work). So we chose them as a perfect match. We were able to cross out any other match ups including Brittany or Ryan from here. Again, we see that with Dillan & Coleysia a perfect match and now Ryan & Brittany, we fulfill the 2 perfect matches in that ceremony. We can cross out what remains from those match ups.
From here, it’s just trial and error between who is left. The remaining match ups in week 2 are Adam & Shanley, Chris S. & Simone, Chris T. & Paige, and JJ & Jacy. So that leaves us with 6 guys and 6 girls all together that we are unsure about who their perfect match is. GUYS: Adam, Chris S., Chris T., JJ, Joey, and Dre. GIRLS: Shanley, Simone, Paige, Jacy, Jessica, and Ashleigh. So looking at what’s left on week two, we need to do a bit of trial and error to eliminate one of these remaining 4 match ups. We tried every combination possible between the couples that were left. For example, we tried eliminating Chris S. and Simone to see if Adam & Shanley, Chris T. & Paige, and JJ & Jacy would all work. But using the information we know of who CAN’T be with who from our previous eliminations on the chart, this match up did not work because it would have left us with 5 perfect matches in week 2 instead of 4. The only combination that worked was eliminating Adam & Shanley from the chart, leaving us with Chris S. & Simone, Chris T. & Paige, and JJ & Jacy. Using this information and the remaining guys and girls and who can’t be with who (see below) we narrowed it down to our final couples: Adam & Jessica, Dre & Shanley, Joey & Ashleigh.
(REASONING: Chris S. couldn’t be with Ashleigh or Paige because they had already been crossed off the chart, Chris T. couldn’t be with Jessica or Ashleigh, JJ couldn’t be with Jessica or Shanley, Joey couldn’t be with Paige, Shanley or Jacy, and Dre couldn’t be with Jacy or Ashleigh.)
That brought us to our 10 perfect matches: Ethan & Amber, Wes & Kayla, Dillan & Coleysia, Ryan & Brittany, Chris T. & Paige, Chris S. & Simone, and Adam & Jessica, Dre & Shanley, JJ & Jacy, and Joey & Ashleigh.
Everything fits with the match up ceremonies and when looking at each of our match ups, they all really do go perfectly together when you think about their personalities, goals from their bios on MTV, the way they act on the show, and more. If you think you can prove us wrong, see an error in our theory, or if you think you have better match ups, let us know!