Omegle is a free website that allows anyone who visits it to chat with strangers.
This is intended to ensure that people aren’t dabbling, just to see if they get picked, and it’s also meant to force people off of the app and into a real meeting.
Though logistics-wise, this could turn out to be tricky.
Once an individual walks away, they can close the website out completely and stop chatting or be paired up with another stranger.
In addition to text Omegle chats with strangers, Omegle offers two other chat options: video chat and stealth topic based chat.
After you’ve gone on a few successful dates, you get “verified” with a glowing check mark, which can boost your chances of getting picked.
If you’re the cynical sort of person who has spent any time using a dating app, you may now be wondering what is going to keep this from turning into a platform for people in search of a free dinner.
Well, it could be, but you do have the option of specifying up front that the cost of date will be split evenly, be your treat, or (if you're really feeling brave) be the winner's treat.
It's also a bit odd to think, after so many years of algorithms ruling all, you'll be matched with someone on no other criteria than their basic demographic info and their willingness to participate in whatever kind of date you have planned.
Topics of conversation can range from current events, music, and sports to other more personal aspects such as sexual topics and personal information.
A user has the opportunity to ‘walk away’ from the chat at any moment with a simple click of the mouse.
You name the time and place, and then it’s put into the feed of open dates.