By Marc Snetiker
August 27, 2014 at 01:00 PM EDT
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MTV’s grand social experiment is back for another round of vicarious romancing in a tropical paradise. Are You the One? returns for a second season on October 6 at 10 p.m., and with it comes a new cast of 20 swell-looking singles thrown into a Puerto Rican beach house and tasked with finding their perfect matches.

Wait, did we say 20 singles? We meant 21.

The new season tosses its first twist at its contestants, adding in an 11th girl who joins the house as a second match for one of the gentlemen. Whichever one of his double matches connects with him first gets to stay—the other loses her man, the money, and a swanky vacay in Puerto Rico. Like last season, if all the contestants can figure out which 10 duos among them are perfect pairs, they’ll all split a million bucks.

It sounds easy enough, but as last season demonstrated, the arduous task of finding perfect romance in a sea of frisky twentysomethings is significantly more dramatic than it appears. And for the love skeptics, know this: Season 1 fan favorites Ethan and Amber will welcome their first child with a one-hour baby shower/reunion special airing in September. So, love happens. Usually.

EW has your first look at the trailer for the new season, plus a glance at the new cast who you’ll be obsessing over this fall:

The cast, from left to right:

Curtis, 24 — Cardiff, CA

Briana, 21 — San Diego, CA

Layton, 25 — Greenville, MS

Ellie, 23 — Hamlet, NC

Jessica, 22 — Elmsford, NY

Jasmine, 22 — San Diego, CA

John, 22 — Champaign, IL

Alexandria, 23 — Carlsbad, CA

Alex, 23 — Los Angeles, CA

Tyler, 23 Merritt Island, FL

Tyler, 21 Boston, MA

Paris, 22 Denver, CO

Christina, 24 Broomall, PA

Brandon, 25 — Las Vegas, NV

Ashley, 21 — San Marcos, TX

Nathan, 21 — Kalamazoo, MI

Anthony, 22 — Lombard, IL

Garland, 22 — St. Louis, MO

Jenni, 22 — Burnsville, MN

Dario, 21 — Narragansett, RI

Shelby, 21 — Derby, KS

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