LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dating is a daunting process, and the traditional strategies for meeting that special someone are not for everyone. Blind dates can be downright scary, while introductions through a common friend can place stress on the friendship, particularly if the romance fails. Hanging out in bars swarming with sharks pushes the boundaries of many singles' comfort zones, and professional matchmakers who mold clients to conform to a desirable "type" may not be the right fit. Moreover, the lengthy questionnaires on many online matchmaking sites can be discouraging or just plain irrelevant.
The bottom line is that many singles simply do not want to waste time, money or energy experimenting with these options. This is one reason why video chat website ChatRandom is experiencing explosive success as a dating scene alternative, according to ChatRandom's co-founder, Allen Fox.
"Singles are on the go and want to know as quickly as possible if someone is a potential match for them," Fox says. "They do not have time to agonize over how to 'break the ice.' ChatRandom stands in as the icebreaker, generating thousands of first impressions each day."
One way Chat Random accomplishes this is through its popular feature Multi Chat. Speed dating on steroids, Multi Chat allows a user to connect with up to four users at once. The traditional timed meet-and-greet transforms into a dynamic virtual mixer - yet because each connection is one-on-one, other guests in a user's party do not see one another. Multi Chat also enables users to select connections from a list rather than receive totally random connections.
Chat Random user Matt L. from the U.S. commented, "I love this site, I have met so many cool people on here in the last few weeks ... met some really cool, down-to-earth girls. I just wanted to say thank you for creating a free site where I can meet people!"
A pioneer of a safer approach to webcam chatting, ChatRandom requires its users to be 18+ and strictly upholds its user terms of service. Site monitors quickly shut down any illegal activity or usage by minors, ensuring critical peace of mind for users with more interest in meeting people than in mischief.
Users also appreciate ChatRandom's simplicity. There are no strings attached, no invasive forms to fill out, and no lengthy profiles to complete before enjoying the free membership. It's a simple as this: People see and meet each other via webcam, and they chat. If the connection is not working out, users stop chatting. If it is working out, however, people can enjoy chatting as long as they want, or the possibilities can move beyond the screen.
"ChatRandom is a liberating online dating model because it does not force users into situations that are uncomfortable or induce anxiety," Fox adds. "The site is straightforward and user-friendly, and you can meet people from all over the world, not just in your backyard. It's a great catalyst for creating connections that can potentially lead to long-lasting relationships."
About ChatRandom (http://chatrandom.com)
Founded in early 2011 by cutting-edge programmers and e-commerce entrepreneurs, ChatRandom is the only free webcam-based chat site of its kind. An inspired Chatroulette alternative, ChatRandom delivers a safer, simpler platform for random video chatting with strangers in a multi-dimensional format. Users must be 18+, and the site upholds its user terms of service by employing full-time monitors who swiftly shut down illegal activity or usage by minors. Users video chat worry-free and can focus on meeting new people. ChatRandom is over 200,000 users and 21 billion connections strong - and counting.