New Blog Post has been published on http://blog.chatrandom.com/why-smoking-on-webcam-can-ruin-your-chances-with-online-love/ Chatrandom Contest: Like & Share our blog post and enter to win a free T-shirt from our T-shirt shop ( http://chatrandom.com/t-shirts/ ) Why Smoking on Webcam Can Ruin Your Chances with Online Love The internet is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to meet potential partners and fall in love. With practically everyone owning a webcam, it’s easy to speak to new people face to face and form a real bond with them. However, using a webcam to find love makes it more difficult to hide any socially frowned upon habits you may have such as smoking. When chatting with our webcam online, the conversations we have can last a few hours and many smokers will feel the need to light up during this period and have a cigarette on cam. Doing this can potentially ruin your chances of finding online love for the following reasons: Non-Smokers Generally Won’t Date Smokers There have been many online polls and studies which ask non-smokers if they would consider dating a smoker and the overwhelming majority has said that they wouldn’t. This essentially means that you could be having a great conversation with someone new, things could be going really well, but when you spark up they become turned off. The best thing to do is mention you’re a smoker straight away or refrain from smoking on webcam and wait until the conversation has finished before lighting up. It’s Lazy and Inconsiderate When you’re chatting on webcam, remember the webcam is displaying a fixed picture and you can easily move off-screen or go outside to have a cigarette. Even if the person you’re chatting to is anti-smoking, they will be much more likely to stay and chat if they aren’t watching you smoke away. Telling them you’ll be back in a couple of minutes and then popping off-camera for a quick smoke is much better than simply lighting up on cam and continuing the conversation. If they can’t see you in the act, it removes the image from their mind and increases your chances of finding love. It Can Obscure the Webcam’s Picture When you’re having a conversation with someone on webcam, the majority of the time you will be indoors. So, if you decide to smoke on camera the smoke you’re exhaling will have nowhere to go and it’s likely it will linger around the room that you’re in. This lingering smoke will make the broadcast of your webcam fuzzy and unclear which is bound to frustrate the person you’re chatting to. Poor quality webcam displays are one of the main reasons people struggle to find love online and creating a cloud of smoke around your webcam will lessen your chance of finding love online. Smoking Isn’t Cool Anymore There was time when smoking was super cool and lighting up a cigarette was considered sexy. However, these days advances in medical science has shown us the damage that smoking can do and smoking has gone from being cool to being frowned upon. Thinking that lighting a cigarette and smoking on webcam is really sexy and attractive is incorrect and is actually more than likely going to have the opposite effect.
New Blog Post has been published on http://blog.chatrandom.com/words-you-should-avoid-using-in-cam-sites/ Chatrandom Contest: Like & Share our blog post and enter to win a free T-shirt from our T-shirt shop ( http://chatrandom.com/t-shirts/ ) Words You Should Avoid Using in Cam Sites Cam sites are the perfect platform to meet new people and make new friends. When chatting to a stranger on a cam site, it can pay to tread carefully and not to use words that might offend the other person on cam. If they become offended they may move on or ban you from their chat room. Keeping the conversation polite and general until you get to know a person better can help extend your chat time and make it easier to befriend the people you meet. Here is a list of words that should be avoided when chatting to strangers on cam sites: Swear Words It can be amazing how much people swear when using cam sites. When someone is constantly swearing on a cam site it can become tiresome and aggravating very quickly. Swearing too much will just end up annoying the person you’re chatting to and they’ll end up ignoring you or banning you. The occasional swear word in context can be quite funny or add meaning to what you’re trying to say, however, the overuse of swear words will get you nowhere. Racial Slurs Racial slurs are never acceptable when chatting in a cam site and should be avoided at all times. Even if you are saying a racial slur in jest or as a joke, the person you’re aiming it at may not find it so funny and become quickly offended. It is worth bearing in mind that even if you think a racial slur is non-offensive when you say it, others may not feel that way. Avoiding the use of any kind of stereotyping is certainly advised and can help you avoid any awkward situations. Whore/Slut Girls on cam sites get called ‘whore’ and/or ‘slut’ surprisingly often. Due to the nature of their job, many men feel they have a right to refer to the girls in these derogatory ways and will call the girls these names without hesitation. However, many girls will tell you that these are the worst names they could be called and they cause the most offense. The same applies to girls on random cam sites who will get called these names for no other reason than they are wearing a short skirt. Avoiding the use of these words is a basic show of respect to the person you’re chatting to. Hmm/Mmm The use of these words can kill an interesting chat on cam sites in an instant. Using these words basically shows you have little or no interest in the conversation and shows a huge lack of imagination. People often use these words when listening to someone else to show they’re paying attention, however, a word such as ‘okay’ or ‘great’ can also display your interest in the story. Even better, ask questions during the story to display your interest. ‘Hmm’ and ‘Mmm’ literally have no meaning and are among the worst words to use when chatting on cam sites. If you want to end a conversation in a matter of seconds then use these words!
New Blog Post has been published on http://blog.chatrandom.com/does-love-online-really-exist/ Chatrandom Contest: Like & Share our blog post and enter to win a free T-shirt from our T-shirt shop ( http://chatrandom.com/t-shirts/ ) Does Love Online Really Exist Recent studies have shown that one in three relationships now begin online. This is a phenomenal figure considering ten years ago it was unheard of to try and meet someone romantically from the internet. However, the rise of online dating, social media, and random chat sites has allowed love to flourish between people who may have never met otherwise. There are still many doubters, people who don’t believe love can actually happen in an online environment. That may be no surprise due to the regular reports of predators, pedophiles, and tricksters who prey on people with good intentions. With the contestant stream of news regarding the people who abuse platforms for meeting potential partners, the success stories are often forgotten. Let’s take a look at how people fall in love. When people fall in love in the real world it is generally due to an initial physical attraction. The look of the person is the main reason you want to talk to them and get to know them. Usually, you’ll go on a couple of dates and then agree to become exclusive to one another, hence forming a relationship. In total you may have spent a few hours with that person before deciding to become exclusive. Now, look at how a relationship is formed online. If you were using a dating site you may initially become attracted to a person’s profile picture. However, we all know that a picture isn’t a true representation of what a person looks like. So, what are we actually looking for? We look much closer at that person’s interests and hobbies. Suddenly, instead of a physical attraction being the initial spark, an attraction to common interests is the reason to begin a conversation. This key difference is what can cause people to fall in love online. When chatting to someone online, people generally feel more comfortable and at ease. The conversation is more open and because there is no chance of immediate physical contact, there is less pressure to ensure everything said is calculated and perfect. This allows people to become attracted to each other’s personalities, creating a strong bond. In fact, it could be said that the bond created online is stronger than the bond created when meeting someone initially in the real world. There have been studies which have found relationships that begin online are likely to last longer than those which begin offline. This points to love online not only existing, but being just as strong as love in real life. Of course, creating a strong bond online is pointless if there is no chemistry when you meet face-to-face. However, most people put many hours into an online relationship before meeting up and the tension is usually at breaking point when meeting face to face for the first time meaning physical chemistry isn’t a problem. There is no doubt that love exists online. Just because the person you feel a connection to lives in a different country or your only communication with them is via instant messenger, it doesn’t mean that love cannot flourish just as it would in real life.