Alternative Ways to Chat Aside From Instant Messaging

So the owner of the computer you use has uninstalled all instant messaging clients (MSN Messenger, AIM, ICQ, etc), don’t worry, there are plenty of alternatives! It is common place at schools, libraries as well as some households to remove the chat clients to prevent the users from wasting countless hours chatting.

Some of the methods we will list here may be limited if your computer has had web site access limited by firewalls. If you have indeed been limited by firewalls, you can always try using a proxy server to access any forbidden sites.

With that said, people are social beings, especially teenagers. These chat obsessed teens won’t stop just because there is no chat client installed; many of them can’t live without their free teen chat sessions and will dig until they find a way. Because of these restrictions, there are lots of great alternatives to make sure you are never left without the ability to chat again.

I will go over a few options below:

Meebo.com

Meebo is my personal favorite for using your favorite chat applications. It works through your web browser, so all you need to do is go to Meebo.com and you can instantly use MSN, Yahoo!, Facebook or Myspace chat without having anything installed.

Facebook.com

If you have been banned from using chat programs on your computer but can still connect to Facebook via your web browser you can chat on Facebook. Facebook has a great chat system and most people are on Facebook so you can easily get some great chat sessions going.

Teenssite.co.uk

Teensite looks to be a browser based IRC chat where hundreds of teens come to chat in their free online chat. They have plenty of different chat rooms to spend hours chatting in.

Parents and Free Teenage Chat Rooms

Opinion: Here ye, hear ye, the following is only opinion. Every effort has been made to avoid pointing a finger at any particular company or organization in relation to ‘free teenage chat rooms.’ Read, think, research, and form your own opinions. They on occasion scare me silly.

Just about every teenage chat home page I have seen has had advertisements for adult singles chat and/or sex chat! It seems that people are seeking the almighty dollar despite the consequences to family structure or the teens themselves.

In the defense of the free teenage chat rooms, I must say that there is usually some description of suitable behavior for the website.

I have frequently seen such statements as:

• Never give out personal information about yourself such as real name, home address or phone number

• Keep your private information private

• Treat others with respect

• Please respect all others in the chat

• Please Do Not flood the screen with your text

• Please don’t fight with others

I hope there are more in depth limitations elsewhere on the site.

The following are two comments posted on one of the free teenage chat rooms I visited (I have eliminated the names):

• “I must say you have the best looking guys out there for online dating. I really like how your website makes it really easy to find single guys my age.”

• “… (this site) does work, and I would not have met my girlfriend if it wasn’t for XXXXX. So don’t give up hope. It really does work. I have the best girlfriend in the world now. She and I have been dating for two months.”

One search page result had a paid advertisement on the right hand side that indicated ‘teen chat rooms free.’ It listed a direct telephone number with area code. It was not an 800 number, and the participants had to be over 18.

On the home page of another teen chat site, I found six links to other chat rooms. Of the six chat room links listed on this particular page:
1) the first was a link to a teen chat. The remainder of the links are listed below (in order):

2) Singles chat where you could talk, flirt, and meet new friends of all ages

3) Meet sexy local singles, a chat where you could date local singles in adult chat

4) Adult Chat (FREE) where you could meet and chat with sexy local singles

5) Adults chat, a free meeting place for ages 20 and up, and ‘last but not least’ is

6) Chat sites for teens, singles, and adults of all ages (The picture by this last link was a young woman’s head shot. It was of her sucking on a strawberry while lying on her stomach on a bed!)

All I can say is wow! One out of six links listed was age appropriate.

There is no doubt that any chat site will encourage expression, interaction, and perhaps even creativity. Moreover, free teenage chat rooms are a very popular contact choice. Is there a balance between the expression of literary creativity and compulsion? You may want to look into computer and Internet access software that will help block some unwanted material.

Given that the Internet is global, teens engage in chat from all over the world. In addition to the free teenage chat rooms, there are all types of social groups for all kinds of people, including teenagers. Chat groups are tailored to specific groups of people, plus providing services to different lifestyles.

Some chat websites for teens have ages 13 to 19 targeted. I have seen others accept the ages of 12 to 19. Various free teenage chat rooms focus on the 16 to 19 year age group. A few of these teen chat sites boast about a worldwide group of teens aged 12 to 17 years of age. Except for the 16 to 19 age range, the other ranges seems somewhat suspect.

Free teenage chat rooms are generally monitored by moderators, but remember it is ultimately the responsibility of the chatter to chat safely. Chat Monitors in many free teenage chat rooms protect teens from unsuitable activities and some help to keep the chatter friendly. Rules enforced by moderators prohibit racial and abusive comments, harassment, foul language, and the giving out of personal information. Countless free teenage chat rooms report that the site is being moderated twenty-four hours a day. I hope so for the safety of the teen chatters.

Chat websites include the availability of user-created nicknames, and profiles detailing user interests. There are options to ignore specific users, buttons for common phrases; and what are called ‘User Interactives’ that allow such expression as “kiss,” “hug,” “slap” and “poke.” Beyond the free teenage chat rooms are message boards, horoscopes, free arcades, jokes, and search-able user profiles. There is usually a help center, a list of teen slanted links with opportunities to invite friends to the chat site. Some, if not all, allow the chatters to send private messages (private messages?) or play games online. Of course, teens may also share via MySpace, Facebook, Friendster and a host of other social sites, which is another ‘can of worms’ for the parents.

Opinion: Here ye, hear ye, the following is only opinion. Every effort has been made to avoid pointing a finger at any particular company or organization. Read, think, research, and form your own opinions. That’s it; that’s all I know about free teenage chat rooms.

More Singles Turning to Phone Chat Lines

Given the current economic climate, it is understandable that more single adults are putting in extra hours at the office and devoting less time to their social lives. Dating can be expensive, risky and time consuming, which is why more single adults are turning to singles phone chat lines. Phone chat can be a fun way for single adults to meet other like-minded singles in a safe environment with minimal expense. Because these phone chat lines allow singles to connect with other singles in their area, it is quite possible to meet someone who is local and looking for the same things in a relationship. Whether a person is looking for a long term relationship or just a fun, flirty encounter, adult phone chat lines can provide the single adult with just what they are seeking and all they have to do is pick up the phone.

We all know that dating is expensive and not without risk. Traditionally, in order to get to know someone, men can expect to pay for several dates and even then, there are no guarantees that those dates will lead to anything more. That’s why phone chat has become so popular. For less than the cost of a single date, men can chat with several singles in their area and really get to know the person they are talking to without the awkwardness of a first date and an expensive dinner tab. And for those who aren’t relationship minded, a simple phone call can lead to a fun, sexy conversation without commitment or expense. There are benefits to phone chat regardless of what type of relationship a person is seeking. Sometimes women can even meet singles free of charge!

After speaking to many people on the issue of online dating, it has become increasing clear that singles become frustrated with online dating sites because many of the people they are meeting are “creepy” or not anything like their profile description. That’s the beauty of singles phone chat lines. Once a person signs up online, they can pick up the phone and talk, at length, without having to divulge their personal information. The anonymity provided by these phone chat lines is ideal for high profile and/or career minded individuals who aren’t particularly thrilled about posting their picture on a singles online dating service site for all to see. For women, it’s a great way to really get to know a person without putting themselves in a risky situation with a perfect stranger.

Now-a-days, people are busier than ever. Wasting time on one bad date after the other is hardly anyone’s idea of efficiency. When joining a singles phone chat service, all of that wasted time is virtually eliminated. No back and forth e-mailing, no filling out surveys, no dressing up and driving, and best of all, no sitting at a bar or restaurant and enduring a seemingly endless evening with Mr. or Miss Wrong. With the phone chat lines, you can get straight to the point when it comes to what you want to talk about. Best of all, if the conversation isn’t working out and you don’t feel that you have a good connection with the person you are speaking with, you can always hang up and try again with someone new!