He begins dating Caroline Forbes and encourages her to become a more caring, kind and selfless young woman.However, Caroline soon breaks up with him after her transition into a vampire.After Matt's exit from Mystic Falls, he becomes yet another character to exit as a main character on the show and at Season Seven's finale. They grew up together, being really close childhood friends, and began dating in their teenage years feeling they owed it to themselves to try.His best friends are Jeremy Gilbert, Tyler Lockwood, Elena Gilbert, and Bonnie Bennett. When Elena's parents died, she broke up with Matt because she needed time alone to figure out her feelings.
After Penny's death, Matt is set on getting revenge on the vampire who made Matt impulsively, but accidentally kill Penny.
Matt still hoped they could be together, but it was not likely to happen due to Elena's instant connection to the new student, Stefan Salvatore. At the start of a new school year, Matt saw that Elena was strongly drawn to the handsome, mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore.