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How to Make New Friends Online With a Free Chat Room

by Cadence Michaels

It's easy to make new friends online using a free chat room. However, in order to make friends through chat rooms, it is important to choose a chat room that fits your lifestyle. By doing this, you will meet others with similar interests and lifestyles who have the potential to become lifelong friends.

Find a free chat room that represents something about your lifestyle: the place where you live, a hobby, a club membership, a school you formerly attended or another option. Choosing a chat room where you have something to discuss will allow you and others to open up and get to know each other.

Introduce yourself honestly. Be truthful about who you are. Like any other relationship, a relationship created in a chat room needs to be based on honesty to be successful. However, do not reveal private details about yourself. Only provide your first name or an alias, and do not discuss personal details like your address and phone number.

Open a dialogue within the chat room with people who seem interesting to you. Ask questions about their lives, and provide information about yours. Build a relationship based on shared interests through the chat room.

Chat privately with people from the free chat room that you would like to get to know better. Continue having private online dialogue until you feel comfortable moving further, or let the person know that you only intend to be friends through chat. Exchange pictures with each person you are talking to, if you think it will enhance the friendship.

Speak to people that you met through chat on the phone. This dialogue will either determine that the friendship can progress, should be moved back to chat only, or should end entirely.

Meet with people you met through the chat room in person. Meet in a public, open place. Let a friend or family member know where you will be. If possible, bring a friend or family member with you, and ask the people you are meeting to do the same.

About the Author

Cadence Michaels has been writing professionally since 2007, primarily through blogging and articles for various websites. In 2010 Michaels completed a Master of Business Administration degree and hopes her studies will assist her in writing about new topics.

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