I’ve been on this site now for over 6 years. In that time I’ve seen members come and go. Some friends, others merely a name.
I will not be naming anyone, but some of our longer standing members may recognise either a friend or possibly themselves. If it’s a friend, I hope I was kind to them. If it’s you I hope I don’t offend.
One of the things that really annoys me, and I suspect others, is when someone who has been here for some time suddenly disappears. I knew such a man. He had many medical problems and when he suddenly stopped coming in I assumed, as I suspect other did, that he’d finally succumbed to his problems, but not so. About a year later, up he popped again. So if someone stops coming in, don’t assume. Just wait. They may well come back.
Most of our members are good, reasonable, decent people, but we do get the occasional diva, pervert or under ager (and by that I mean 16 year olds trying to wind us old folks up).
Enter our admins and monitors, stage left.
I’ve seen the perverts etc. dealt with by them in various ways. Some sit quietly, watching and waiting until they overstep the mark, but there is one who goes after them. Leads them on and then pounces. If you happen to be in the lobby when this lady’s operating, you’re in for a real treat. Just sit back, watch and have a damned good laugh because she’s very good at what she does.
In short, I’ve had a lot of fun on here, made some good friends and lost a few. At our age that’s always a possibility, but I’ve not regretted knowing any of them.
So if you’re new and in your 14 day trial period, wondering if you should pay to chat when there are so many free sites out there, I’d say yes. Do it because I’ve been on some of those sites over the years, but I always come back here. This was my first attempt at joining a chat site and I found SC purely by accident. I joined. I stayed. I have never regretted that decision.