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Instant Message

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Q. What features does Instant Message have?

Our instant message system makes it easy to communicate with potential dates and new friends, in real time. Trade text quips or use our state-of-the art audiovisual technology for a “virtual” face-to-face meeting!

Here are some of our instant message features in more detail…

One-on-one text chatting
Your instant message system has all the features you want for live chat! You can change text style, add smilies and double check your spelling before you hit SEND.

Your chat partner's username, age and location are conveniently displayed in the window, so there’s no need to interrupt a conversation to find out who you’re chatting with. And if you want the juicy details, click on their username to read a full profile.

Add people straight to your Favorites Hot List

Chatting up a storm with someone you like? Just click the HOT LIST icon and your chat partner will instantly be added to your FAVORITES Hot List without missing a beat.

Someone not getting the message that you don’t want them to IM you anymore? Click the Block icon and they will appear on your Blocked Hot List. Blocked members can’t send you email or IM.

Maintain conversational rhythm
Tripping over your own words is hard enough, but someone else's, forget about it. To keep you and your chat partner from typing at the same time and getting lost with the conversation, glance up at the abc icon in the top left of the instant message window to see when the other person is typing.

Let people know when you step away
You can switch your instant message setting to away by moving the “AWAY” SWITCH from green to red. A friendly text message will appear in the chat window so your chat partner knows you're unavailable for the moment.

Flood control
To keep someone from typing your ear off, playing annoying tricks or bombarding you with nonsense, your instant message system will automatically detect when there's something fishy going on. If it sees that text is coming too quickly (quicker than anyone could type), it alerts you and waits a few moments before allowing the conversation to continue. It doesn't stop normal or fast conversations, but will spare you from the flood.