"You will find our chat and date safety tips apply to any kind of dating site, but not to all chat sites.

Please do not confuse our chat and dating safety advice with ANY web based/test chat service.

In an attempt to keep their lines busy, some chatlines—including Livelinks, Red Hot and Quest Chat—give female callers unlimited access to their system; similar to a nightclub which allows free entry to women in order.

However, there is no reason that YOU cannot check someone's background. If fact, we would encourage members to do their own research prior to dating. If you mutually agree to meet, you should begin by exchanging some personal information.

Then, utilizing Internet search engines, do some background checking. If you want to get real serious about doing a background check, try Dating Safety Check or Instant Background Checks.

Some systems allow you to block a caller by pressing 8 or report a caller to the moderators by pressing 9 (or some other key depending on the system).

Most chatlines offer male callers a 30 to 60 minute free trial.

A live caller is given the option hear other member's mailboxes, where they can leave a recorded message to be retrieved by the mailbox owner next time he connects to the system.

Many people confuse phone chat lines with adult hotlines or phone sex lines, so it is worth it to clarify the difference.The phone systems will usually allow users hear a chatline greeting example so the caller can get an idea of what he is expected to say.Profanity and sexual references are typically not allowed, the chatline moderator's job is to listen and approve every greeting that is recorded.Other callers will never know who you are unless you provide that information.Never include your last name, email address, home address, phone number, place of work or any other identifying information in your personal greetings or messages. Take your time getting to know other chatters Talk, chat, flirt, make new friends.In fact, you are under no obligation to meet anyone in person.