Everything you need to know about Vibe Check

Tried Vibe Check yet? Our latest video chat feature recently launched, fueling members’ cravings to chat and see someone live right in the app. Learn the ins and outs of how it works: 

Who can I Vibe Check with?

You can Vibe Check with any eligible Match member in the app. To be eligible, a member simply needs to accept the community terms and conditions. You also must have each sent a message or a like to each other. 

Where can I find Vibe Check within the app?

You can find the feature in your message view from Inbox. Look for the black video icon at the bottom left corner, next to the message bar. 

Is Vibe Check free?

Yes! We know everyone is missing out on social interactions right now, so we’ve made this feature free for all Match members. All you have to do is be in a conversation with someone.

How do you initiate Vibe Check?

It’s easy! All you have to do is tap on the video icon in your message view with another member.

You can initiate Vibe Check by clicking the black video icon at any time. However, we always recommend messaging the member in advance to confirm they’re available first or asking them when’s the best time to call. This way, you don’t have to worry about catching anyone off guard. 

Will Vibe Check be offered after stay-at-home orders are lifted? 

Yes! While this feature is great for staying connected while social distancing, there are other benefits to initiating Vibe Check. For example, before meeting up with someone in person. We know going on an in-person date requires time, money and effort. A quick Vibe Check is a great way to assure you click before making plans to meet face-to-face. 

Is there a time limit on how long you can Vibe Check with someone?

Nope, no time limit! Feel free to chat as long or as little as you feel comfortable. 

Can you deny a Vibe Check?

Absolutely. It works just like a phone call. You can accept or decline any incoming Vibe Check. 

Is Vibe Check available on the Match app?

Yup! It’s available on both iOS and Android. 

Can you Vibe Check from an iPad or desktop?

iPad, yes! Desktop, not yet. We wanted to make this feature as convenient and accessible as possible, so we stuck to mobile devices. But we may roll it out on desktop if there’s a high enough demand for it. So stay tuned!

Can I Vibe Check more than once with the same person?

Absolutely! You can Vibe Check as many times as you want with someone. In fact, we think this is a great (and safe) way to get to know someone before exchanging phone numbers. 

What if I experience something inappropriate during a Vibe Check call? What do I do?

We hope that our members are respectful towards one another and follow the rules, but we know things can happen. If you do experience any inappropriate behavior, there are two ways to report it:  

  • You can tap on the Report button on the bottom left hand corner of the call screen. This will immediately end the call and block the user from being able to see or contact you. You’ll then be prompted to provide details that will be sent directly to our Care team. 
  • After the call, you can go to the member’s profile, tap on the three dots at the top right and select “Report.” You’ll then be prompted to provide details that will be sent directly to our Care team. 

I don’t want just anyone on Match to be able to video chat with me. Can I opt out?

It’s important to note that the only members allowed to video chat with you are ones you’ve previously matched with (i.e. you’ve both exchanged likes and/or messages). So rest assured you won’t be getting Vibe Checks from any random faces. If you’re still not interested in video chatting with your matches, we’ll be allowing you to opt out of the feature entirely in the next few weeks. Stay tuned! 

So what are you waiting for? Now that you’ve got all the details, it’s time to get vibing! 

Introducing Vibe Check: Video date on the Match app

Missing that face-to-face connection during social distancing? You know…the smiles, smirks, and let’s not forget, the laughter. Swap out your emojis and LOLs for actual laughs when you try Vibe Check: our new video feature that lets you chat and see someone live right in the Match app.  

How it works:

Once you’ve matched and started a conversation with someone, a black video icon will appear at the top right of your messages. After agreeing to the terms and conditions, you’ll be able to request a Vibe Check. The other member can either join right away or decline the request if it’s not a good time. Be sure to enable push notifications in order to receive Vibe Check invites.

During the Vibe Check, you can video chat as long as you want, and hang up whenever you’d like.

Vibe Safe

All the communication is done through Match, so you can see if your personalities vibe before exchanging phone numbers or other personal information.

If a member breaks any of our rules during the Vibe Check (i.e. nudity, harassment, violence, etc.), you can report them immediately. We’ll then block that user from being able to contact you, and ask you to provide some details for customer care.

So, what are you waiting for? Take your dating life out of quarantine by trying Vibe Check today.  

To take advantage of this feature, you must have the latest version of the app for your iOS or Android device. 

Tips from a Long-Distance Relationship Survivor

By: Stefnie Howley

COVID-19 has caused havoc in every aspect of life, and relationships are no exception. While some couples are getting used to being with their partner 24/7 (buh-bye privacy!), others are adjusting to the exact opposite.

As a Certified Dating Expert at Match, I can provide lots of advice on dealing with separation from a significant other. But my best tips come from firsthand experience.

When I first met my husband, he was in the Navy and I was working for a company that had me traveling a minimum of 16 days every month. For the first two years, we spent more time apart than together. Here’s what I learned:

1. Communication is key. It may sound cliché, but communication is now more important than ever. Lucky for you, there are also more ways to communicate than ever. In addition to the good ole-fashioned call, email and text, you can send videos and photos, or just hop on FaceTime or Skype.

Another important note: Don’t jump to conclusions if the person doesn’t respond right away, or in the way you were expecting. This is where knowing your partner’s communication style can also help. Some have no trouble spilling their heart via text, while others need to be face-to-face to feel comfortable.

2. Set expectations. Speaking of communication, it’s important to be clear on your expectations for it. Maybe you establish that one of you always calls or texts before bed, or first thing in the morning. Or maybe you establish a system where if you call two times in a row, it’s an emergency. Whatever it is, don’t make it a guessing game.

3. Know each other’s love language. Heard of the 5 Love Languages? If not, this would be a fun quiz for you and your partner to do together. Knowing whether someone craves words of affirmation, gifts or acts of service is an easy way to ensure you’re showing the love they’re looking for from far away.  

4. Get creative. Despite your current distance, there are still plenty of ways to feel connected. And we’re not just talking about hopping on FaceTime. Buy the same puzzle and have a race to see who can finish first. Try a new recipe and have a cook-off in your respective kitchens. Exchange playlists to keep each other company. You can even go old school by sending a handwritten card or letter. Whatever you do, don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone a bit.

Need more tips, or have a specific question about #DatingWhileDistancing? Ask one of our certified Dating Experts, and see what other advice they’re sharing with fellow singles today.