Some gays and lesbians spend hours in chat rooms, while others don't find the quickly scrolling text conversations very interesting. Here's how to find some chat rooms to try out.
Decide why you want to visit a chat room, and choose ones geared to your needs. You may want some conversation, to make friends or to find a long-term relationship.
Try out several different chat rooms run by different organizations to find ones that share your values.
Consider subscribing to America Online if you're serious about meeting people. It has a lot of built-in features that make communicating with others easy.
Get some of America Online's interactive features without subscribing by downloading AOL Instant Messenger from aim.com. Then go back to the site and follow the chat links.
Check out the chat rooms on Gay.com.
Take a look at the chat rooms available on PlanetOut.com. Click on the People tab.
Ask people in the chat rooms, once you're there, to suggest more obscure chat rooms that are tailored to your specific reasons for wanting to chat.
Avoid giving out personal information to anyone until you're sure it's safe. Some con artists can be very convincing.