Usually people will keep in contact through e-mail, regular mail, and sometimes phone calls.
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.
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.
With IRC chats however just type in the addresses for the person to write down since IRC's are text only and you cannot go from an IRC chat room directly to the world wide web. And after talking with this person for some time you may become attracted to them and vice versa.
It just might be what we call in cyberspace, cyber-love.It is another way of getting another chatter to talk to you, but it is considered to be rude unless you have no choice to, which is usually when no matter what you have said in the chat, everyone is still ignoring you even though you have not typed anything rude or insulting.Chat Abbreviations To cut down time on typing, many people have started using abbreviations for various actions and phrases.All I can say is, cheating through a computer is ridiculous, but unfortunately it happens.And like I mentioned of other stuff happening, they can also be messing around with someone not on-line and totally stabbing you in the back.Many of the abbreviations used in chats have pretty much become universal and a lot have become creatively humorous thanks to many regulars in those chat rooms.