Chat Rooms (Safety and Tips)
What do people do in chatrooms?
Some online sites have chatrooms and in house e-mailing systems. It's OK to socialize with other singles in a chat room atmosphere but be sure to use online dating safety while in the chatroom. Be sparse in conversation and never give out personal information. On the Internet, you can speak to other singles about things that really matter. What kind of relationship would you prefer? Do you want children? What do you expect from life? Do not limit yourself to unsubstantial talk; try to achieve meaningful conversation with the other singles. Whenever you need to clarify something in a physical sense online, don't be afraid to ask the question. "Why are you so quiet today?" "You seem sad, what is wrong?" Online dating is a paradox because you are using a third party (your computer) to express your thoughts and feelings. So, get right to the point when you need to know something important.
What is a chat room?
It can be nice to frequently visit a chat room on your favorite dating site. There you will meet many Christian singles from all over the world. This is an excellent place to make friends and form a tight network of online Christian singles.
You are interacting through a system much like e-mail, only the people are online at the time of the correspondence. You can talk to one person or to the entire group.
One word of caution here: Be careful what you say in a chat room. Never give out personal information to someone you chat with and use caution and common sense while chatting online.
Don't forget to have fun!
Christian leaders are saying...
As a Christian who was single for more than a decade before I met my husband. I know the importance of staying in Christian community, fostering relationships with like-minded people, and encouraging one another to wait for sex for marriage. Call me old fashioned, but I believe I'm not the only one who shares these values. I am grateful to ChristianMingle for creating a safe and online community for other Christians to meet while finding God's match for them.
~Renee Fisher, Author of Loves Me Not & Not Another Dating Book, San Diego, CA