I think in 2014, the only chat service still around is Facebook but I never hear much about it. evolution once folks got tired of AOL they moved on to the FREE Yahoo!
voice chat that lasted for a little bit then you had the message boards/ forums from Ultimate Bulletin Board and EZboard (i think they were some of the first) etc etc for years then of course the myspace people used myspace liked they used aol back in the day to setup "dates"I believe people still chat some on IRC or even certain websites.
I think they were a cool way for singles to meet, and I have serious doubts that popular dating sites like and Plenty of Fish can replicate the excitement of entering a chat room and starting random conversations.
I've tried the chat feature inside Plenty of Fish and it's horrible and clunky.
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I assumed most people quit AOL long before they went free. I had no idea that they kept running chats after that.
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