Talking with strangers can be discussed/classified in many ways. In this article, our focus will be on talking with strangers in an online chatroom setting. Talking is a form of communication and can be described as conveying any message from one person(s) to another person(s) verbally or nonverbal. In a chat setting when talking with strangers verbal and nonverbal communication is demonstrated through texts (verbal) and emojis (nonverbal). When interacting with strangers in chat rooms it gives them the freedom to discuss many topics and the opportunity to express themselves from the use of texts. People from all around the world can talk to one another through chat channels. The easiest way is to use free chat rooms where strangers meet up and with the help of texts can interact with each other. By using texts strangers can identify other strangers with the same interests, mindsets, situations, etc. Since it’s an international chat room for strangers the users might end up communicating with people from the same background, country, culture, etc. The beauty of talking with strangers is its real-time texts which means the communication is an ongoing process. In this specific process, the participants take part in a discussion without any breaks or waiting periods. In other words, strangers involved can have full discussions as if the user(s) is in person because of the fast technology and the platforms that are used for helping strangers connect.
With its advances and limitations when talking with strangers in a text chat the users may use different chat options such as public chat (talking in a group or welcoming anyone who enters the chat platform) or private chat (a chat that is restricted to specific/certain users that are the only ones allowed). When talking in the main group chat all users are welcome and can talk about a variety of topics and can tag whomever they specifically want the message to be conveyed but since it’s a group chat all other users will be able to see and respond. This sort of way helps strangers connect in a safe and comfortable environment. By texting through main group chats users tend to understand each other by exchanging messages and then can decide if they feel the need to move forward or to stay within that chat frame. Users have the option to take the conversation in a private chat where it is a one-on-one communication between the chosen users. Strangers engaging in private messages can talk about topics that they feel bounded to talk about in groups. Also, it’s not necessary to start by talking through the main chat to enter the private chat. If a stranger wishes he/she can engage in private messages throughout their stay.
Studies have shown and proven that people tend to speak/chat more openly and frankly with strangers and these brief exchanges are very healthy and beneficial to our well-being. We have to keep in mind that interacting with paying/focusing attention to strangers comes with great rewards but this is a skill that can be furnished with consistency. Talking with strangers regularly helps us to get to know the other person(s) and also we learn about new things from the other person’s perspective. In other words, talking with strangers not only welcomes new friendships but also is knowledgeable. Disputes are also essential when interacting with strangers.
Arguments/disputes help us learn about new ideas/thoughts that other people bring from around the world. Conversations also help open our minds to welcome differences and uniqueness. Talking with a stranger can also lead to a lifelong long-term friendship. People come with different motives in a chatroom but the basic motive is to interact with a stranger and it could be for many reasons. Some reasons could be just to kill time, boredom, emotional stress, depression, etc. Randomly talking with strangers can be beneficial in many ways. This may be a way for some users to overcome shyness and develop confidence in their interactions/conversations. Talking with strangers helps people overcome loneliness, anxiety, and over-stressed lives. Talking with strangers can also enable an immediate feeling of self-belonging and a sense of connection. Also, interactions with strangers seldom be as intimidating or negative as we may perceive. People often enjoy the company and benefit from the social connections that they encounter from random strangers.
If we think more in a microscopical sense, your best friend was once a stranger, so one should talk with strangers as many as possible because we don’t know what life is bringing for us and maybe you might just “click” with a stranger and find a true life-long friend. Or it could just be a talk for the moment and that moment of a few pleasant words can change the mindset even if we do not meet that stranger again. The main purpose of chatrooms is to grant or allow people to send messages to each other in real-time. Strangers communicating through the main chat or in private messages enhances their communication skills and talking to more than one stranger helps people to learn the different ways of communication. As mentioned before, a chatroom is filled with strangers from around the globe, who come from different backgrounds, environments, and cultures. People learn how to communicate with the diversity the chatroom brings through strangers. Another huge benefit of talking with strangers is that one should not worry about buying mobile packages but instead, strangers can communicate easily through text chats.
In the digital age that we humans are living in connecting with strangers from different ends of the globe is just a mouse click away. Chatroom is a journey into an unknown world, a world filled with mystery and excitement. It brings the world together through the help of strangers who interact with each other. Talking with strangers through chat channels gives us the ability to search and acknowledge the beauty of our species and this opportunity is in the control of the users with whom he/she wants to interact and what sort of messaging preferences they prefer or prioritize.