Just keep in mind however that things can happen in a chat just as they do outside. Just as the name implies, cheating can happen on a computer just as in real life.Just read those stories of married people having affairs on-line.Usually people will keep in contact through e-mail, regular mail, and sometimes phone calls.And if you do somehow find a way to meet, hey more power to you!You can use as many asterixes as you want when typing these out. From hugging an on-line friend to giving someone a cyber-beer to drink.Also you can use the abbreviations previously mentioned also.A lot of people out there have met their significant others through the computers and why shouldn't you?There's just a few things to follow and to keep an eye on.
Saying a nice greeting to everyone is the best way to catch someone's attention.
If that doesn't work usually it's best to address someone with a question.
For example, to ask someone a question you may want to use this format to do it and to talk to others the same way: Person's name: Your question Most of the time you will get someone's attention this way.
Try not to yell, this is where you either type in all capitals or use text editing to increase the font size and bold type of your message.
In IRC's you can only type in all capitals, there is no text editing.