I made some pretty good friends, learned a lot about virtual people, understood alter-ego's the hard way and learned loads about the internet and computers. If you've been to one you'll know what I will be talking about. I've had brief forays into foreign chat rooms but have almost always never been able to fit in the converstations that take place there. From my experience into various chat rooms that spanned over seven years, I have come to the conclusion that chat rooms are inhabited by the following classes of people: Please note: almost always male. Cant really blame them, weren't we all once teenagers ? They will almost always not understand your nickname and will be unable to ascertain your sex. Mr Frustrated reads it as Greeshma and proceeds to "sex chat". I wouldnt be wrong if I were to say that most of the techno jargon I know today was obtained from those forays into the digital society. If you havent been to one, be prepared to meet characters whose personality and lineage are intriguing, disturbing and complex than Tolkien's Middle Earth characters. I wont be talking about the language frequently used; I believe enough has been said about those; oh no - this is more of an insight on the various people who inhabit the chat world. Not to mention the fact that I've been rejected a number of times because I was Indian. One: The individual who is not happy with his or her current state of life and decides to create a non existent personality of themselves.
I remember spending hours and money in internet cafe's chatting away with the world. Sadly though, they're probably not allowed (by their parents) on any of them so whatever time they get to spend on a chat room is full of a mad desperate search for some "sex chat". You can always identify them with their disjointed meaningless sentences about sexual postures and foreplay. Compound it with bad English and you have one of the most weirdest conversations ever.
While encountering the romantic be prepared for extreme love anecdotes that will probably make you cringe. No, the romantic for those desperate souls who fall in love with you 30 minutes after you say hi.
They also seem to believe in the ultimate commandment of humanity (thou shalt not love by looks) coz they seem to fall in love without even knowing what the person looks like. Note: The romantic does not include those who have chatted with each other for months and then decided that they probably are in love.
Which is ironic considering I've been rejected countless number of times in Indian chat rooms because I was "mallu." The only place to go at that point of time were Kerala chat rooms where no says a darned thing !
One: the young teenager who's libido has just "burst" onto the scene and who's probably new to the whole concept of chatting.
Note: the alter ego is not in the name but in the personality. Of course the latter results in some humorous results like when two men posing as women have "sex" with each other. They come in both genders and are hopelessly (literately) romantic. Will not have a webcam but is desperate to see one.
For example, a guy scared of heights would probably claim he bungee jumps every second saturday and a girl who's not exactly popular will claim she had 33 boyfriends all of whom she slept with and wasnt very impressed. They will change their gender in an effort to seduce unsuspecting men, like minded men and lesbians.
They also like to load the "Falling Hearts" environment while chatting so they can slap a big wet kiss on your computer screen every time they press Ctrl G. They keep spamming the public board with messages that are better off on personal ads like "28 m doctor seeking lady doctor for love and marriage".
Believe me, its always happened for I am yet to have met a real lesbian in any chat room. Some are easily identifiable by their nicknames like "male_seeks_luv" or "18girl4luv" and they come straight to the point while chatting. Easily identifiable if you a are a girl or have a girly id coz they're the first one's to PM you with a one-word question: cam ?
F3: me too (I have no idea what he means by that)F3: i kiss you lips.
As you all know, internet romance does not have a good track record so most of them will be heart broken one way or the other.