Chatroulette is a free web-based chat site that pairs anonymous users for live webcam-based conversations. Many visitors to this chat site start an instant online chat with another anonymous user. At some point, either participant may leave the chat by initiating a new chat. There are several methods that can be used to view and participate in the Chatroulette conversations.
First, many users have installed cam software on their computers. This software allows them to record their own video chats, which they can then view on their computer screens or recorded and uploaded onto the Chatroulette servers. This option has the drawback of making the participants’ identity known to other Chatroulette users, particularly those who are not part of the paid membership. While Chatroulette allows users to chat freely with others who are located anywhere in the world, it does not allow them to reveal their true identities. The video chats, that some people make use of are often of a sexual nature.
Chatroulette also allows users to create personal profiles that contain details about their appearance, interests, and sex preferences. These profiles are visible to other Chatroulette users. For instance, a male participant may create a profile that reveals his tattoos and facial tattoos; he may reveal his likes and dislikes. Other users can browse through these profiles and choose to send to friend invitations to these strangers. The invitee only needs to accept the friend request and the random sexual encounters will begin.
Upon inviting a stranger to join the chat, one user should ask the stranger to confirm his or her identity. After a few rounds of chat conversation between the two users, it is often possible to know the real identity of the person invited to Chatroulette. This method has many advantages over the previous methods that allowed Chatroulette users to remain anonymous. A Chatroulette partner who knows his or her true identity can prevent anyone from posing as someone else on the site. However, there are instances when a true stranger may pretend to be someone else on Chatroulette.
In one instance, an individual claiming to be an Egyptian told some of the other Chatroulette participants that he lived in New York. When the other members of the chat identified Andrey on the basis of his name and IP, many people suspected that this person might be an Egyptian national wanted on an international wanted list. When confronted with this evidence, the true identity of this “other” person was revealed. He was an Israeli citizen who was wanted for questioning in relation to an alleged plot to kill an Israeli Prime Minister. As a result of this information, all the members of the chat were banned from using the New York Times and other media sources for reporting on the story.
Regardless, of what your reason is for being a member of Chatroulette, it’s clear that this online dating site has many appealing aspects that can make it a popular choice for many people. For many, this is their first experience of meeting someone that they have a much like for a long time. While the online naughtiness of some of the adult features of Chatroulette can be a turn-off to some, this doesn’t mean you need to give up the fun. You can enjoy the company of these people, albeit somewhat anonymously, via webcam.