A website that lists "free singles chat" as a service is usually an online chat room. Chat rooms are websites where users can exchange instant messages that are viewable only by other users in the "room." Most chat rooms cater to specific groups such as singles, gamers or sports fans.
Chat rooms are generally free of charge, which means anyone can join and send messages. Dividing chat rooms into separate categories makes it easier for users to find people with common points of interest. Singles chat rooms are generally used by singles looking for friends or potential dates.
Some chat rooms require that users create a profile and a username to enter, while others allow anyone to enter the room simply by clicking the link. RendezVous Chat and #1 Chat Avenue are two chat sites that do not require users to sign up. The #1 Chat Avenue site also supports webcam and audio chat if the user wishes to chat one-on-one with someone they can see. RendezVous Chat links to several chat rooms that are location-specific. These types of singles chat rooms are helpful if users are looking to chat with someone that they can eventually meet in person. These two sites, along with many others, can also be used on mobile phones.