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How long is “a while”?

So I’ve matched with 20 people on the app and slowly I’ve reached the point with all of them where it says they’ll be offline for a while. The first was over 2 weeks ago, and the last has been today. Basically, I’m wondering how long these users are usually away for? When should I expect new messages from them? I’m extra curious considering I haven’t been able to match with anyone new in a week so basically now the app is on standby


When you’ve reached that point in their stories it means you’ve reached as far as the writers have gotten with their stories thus far and are still working on writing more content to be released in the future.

There’s no exact date for whose stories are being closest to having more content ready or when they’ll be released though. We just have to be patient as the writers are working both on adding more to the characters who are able to be matched with and the newer ones who can’t be matched with yet due to no content being available for them yet.


Rip I’ve finished 3 stories already then :sob::sob:

Same here, started playing last week and 13 matches of which the half is now offline for a while… Plus, since 2 days,Im not able to make new matches. Also, it’s pretty unfair that you cant chose the gender, Im not interested in girls but they continue to appear. And that decreases my chances to match with guys… (


It doesn’t decrease your chances to match with guys, but I do get the frustration of seeing profiles for a gender you’re not interested in. I bet a lot of the people you’re trying to swipe right on now are newer characters who don’t have any content released yet and therefore it’s not possible to match with them at all for the time being. Hopefully we will get an update with more content for both older and newer characters soon.


Does anyone know if you’re “ghosted” what that looks like…does your match disappear or just never come back online?

There will come a point where you reach the end of the story thus far in terms of what’s been released. The characters will go “offline for a while” until the story is updated with more content, but they won’t actually ghost you. If you don’t reply for a few days they may unmatch with you, but you can always match with them again when you come across their profile later in that case.

Thanx…I get the offline for awhile and those one’s are greyed out…I have 2 matches that have just been regular offline for a almost 24 hours now and after reading through several threads no one has really addressed this

Which characters? Some may take much longer than others to reply, but you should get at least one response from them within 24 hours. If you don’t get one at all you can try making a thread and see if anyone else has had the same issue, and maybe support will see it (unless you directly message them and are willing to wait for up to a few days) and have an answer. I hope you hear back from those characters soon!

I got to the story where Skyler got arrested and obviously it went grey so.does that mean i will get a reply or will that character come.back im confused

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If he went “away for a while” (aka greyed out) it means there’s no more story content released at the moment, so you’ll have to wait for an update that includes more of his storyline. We don’t know who will be updated next or when, however, so it’s unknown as to how long the wait will be. So far it’s been a few weeks or so since he went away for a while for me.

I just downloaded this app today and have matched with 4 guys. We literally chatted for a few minutes and then went offline “for a while”. I have read that once you reach a part in the story it can happen.

But like I said I downloaded this app today and chatted with them for only a few minutes.

Will they come back online or is this the end of the story until the writer makes more? Because the conversations literally have went no where and I don’t see how that’s the end of the story right now. Lol

The “away for a while” message always means that you’ve reached the end of what story content is currently available. Some characters have very little content out right now compared to others, so depending on who you matched with that may be the case for you and explain why you finished the conversations up to what’s been released thus far already. They’ll presumably return in a future update though it’s unknown as to when that will be exactly that they’ll have their stories updated. All we can do is wait.


Hi, i have 14 greyed out and was worried about. Thanks for the hint of patience - well, this isn’t my second name but i try - in the meantime i am akso chatting with the girls to get some diamonds to unblur those hot pics, i am always running low of them…

Nothing to worry about there. All of my 23-or-so matches are greyed out (I matched with everyone minus Stefan/Oliver). It just means you’ve reached the end of the content that is currently available to us and we’ll need to wait until an update where they get more content added. We don’t know when the updates will be or who will be updated, however. Sometimes updates won’t add content to the established characters though, but rather add content for a character who is already in the character profile pool that lacks content thus far and can’t currently be matched with because of that.

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Uuuuh Oliver s hot :smiley: but i have some handsome ones still available and urgently wait for Austins reply :silly me: but a good thing to improve the patience skills :wink:

Thanks for your reply :kissing_heart:

Thanks for this explaination! I just got the game and all the sudden Blake was “offline for a while” I thought it meant I failed his route or something I got so worried!

I have 16 people greyed out and I’d say around 12 of them have been greyed out for the past 2/3 months now. And its frustrating because I’ve been able to match with about 4 extra people since they all are offline and now I’m only down to one person whose not offline yet.

have none left to talk to & a lot that are “away”
am left collecting gems & nothing else to do because the only matches that would have left wore too boring& or just too uncomfortable talking to so can not even talk to there counterparts.

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Hey. I don’t know about others but I only really got invested in one of the characters. I matched, and talked with a lot but much like real life only got truly invested in one. Ruby Thomas, the AI turned human. But at a point she said that she had to go, and that was a really long time ago. A few months I think. I only talk with her I don’t match with any of the men or talk with the other women anymore. How long do these LONG breaks take??