Chat Room Etiquette

Another piece of online dating advice written about a lot is chat room etiquette, how to behave while online in a chat room and how to use the room wisely, not giving out any bits of information about yourself which could be used to find you outside of cyber space, etc.

While most of this advice can be taken by anyone, there are some bits of chat room etiquette that are specific to online dating sites, where the objective is to eventually meet someone in the real world.

In other online chat sites, a crazy or funky screen name may be funny, but in an online dating service, you had better be careful which screen name you choose. Trying to get a date with a vulgar screen name won’t cut it, you’ll probably get insulted out of the room, or the system operators could expel you from the member’s only site.

Unless you are in a chat room which only accepts caps, do not type in all caps, this is considered shouting. Also, refrain from using wild, off color (like yellow) or hard to read font. Other users will not take you seriously, remember, you are in an online adult dating website, not one of your gaming sites.

It is also considered rude to try to engage someone in cyber sex while in an adult dating chat room, unless you’re a member of one of the many cyber sex specific websites. A regular singles online getting to know you chat room will not allow cyber sex, and you could be censured or kicked out, so find out the rules of the dating online chat room that you are in before propositioning anyone.

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