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If Date My Family was not enough for you, M-Net is producing it's very own local dating show. The aptly titled Finding The One will hand back the matchmaking power to real people, the ones who know you best – your friends and family.  

How does Finding The One work?

Discarding digital matchmaking, three people who want only the absolute best for a single bud or family member join forces to take on the important task of identifying three potential love interests from a dating pool. During the first crucial phase, the panel of three will sift through potential dating diamonds and dust. They will consider every single piece of information they can dig up about the potential love matches, grill them with difficult questions, dissect their social media profiles and conduct compatibility gauges. 

Once the investigation has been completed, three candidates will get the  green light for a group date with the panel, allowing them  to probe a little deeper, test compatibility and size up the candidates. This is also where the power starts to shift. The panel now also has to persuade the potential love interests, and the final chosen one, that their single friend is indeed a catch in a million. Will the panel manage to identify and hone a true "connection”? If it’s a “yes”, their chosen one will go on a high-stakes blind date with their single friend. If not, the friend will arrive alone at a romantic dinner table for two. 

So, the question is: Do your friends "get you" enough to find you the one, and will that one be attracted to you in return? 

“There’s a great deal of jeopardy involved in this one-of-a-kind new dating show that will create loads of drama, suspense and fun,“ said M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “We have been bringing viewers local versions of the very best big-format international reality shows, but shows like The Wedding Bashers and The Wild Ones have recently showed that our viewers also crave formats that are created by our own content creators. Finding the One is an innovative, entertaining way of showcasing South Africans who want to do what’s best and see their dear ones happy and in love. It’s a great family show with which everyone will be able to identify!"

If you’re keen on Finding The One, with a little help from your own loved ones, or if you wish to nominate a lonely soul who you think deserves your help, sign up now at www.mnet.tv/findingtheone. Entries close on Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2019, the very same day that Bachelor Lee will start his quest for love on M-Net 101.