Video chats — as an alternative to dating sites and social networks


People’s need for communication is well known. We always feel more comfortable as part of society, while staying alone for a long time, we feel discomfort and apathy. In some cases, a lack of communication may well lead to prolonged depression, which is not so easy to get out of.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the situation has worsened greatly — millions of people around the world have lost the opportunity to interact freely offline, meet new people and just have a good time in company. Not surprisingly, in 2020-2021, interest in many online communication platforms has grown by an unprecedented scale. But what are these services and why did they become so popular?  Also, check out the best Speed Dating questions here.

Social networks and dating sites

Video chats — as an alternative to dating sites and social networks

It’s fair to say that social networks were already popular. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter — all of them have long been an integral part of the lives of millions, even billions of contemporaries. But even here we’re seeing an increase in audience activity by 10-30%.

At the same time, it’s important to understand that social networks are currently not the most convenient platforms for dating, or for  communication with friends or acquaintances either. Getting to know each other is easier and more convenient on dedicated sites and applications, and instant messengers are more suitable for communication — Telegram, Viber, WhatsApp and others. Social networks have become platforms for self-expression, news sources, and in some cases even online stores where you can buy a variety of goods.

What about dating sites and apps?

In terms of finding a soulmate and expanding your circle of communication, dating sites and applications are much more effective than social networks. These platforms are made specifically for dating, to help you find potentially suitable partners for relationships, or at least friendship. Of course, they are also not perfect and have many disadvantages. For example, the process of registering and filling out a profile with the necessary information can be quite lengthy and tedious. In addition, more and more modern dating sites are paid and quite expensive — without a paid account, there’s simply nothing to do.

Overall, dating sites are a good alternative to social media if you’re looking for a mate. But good doesn’t mean perfect. There are also plenty of disadvantages, and not all users are ready to put up with them. Fortunately, there’s an alternative!

Anonymous video chat sites: the best replacement for social networks and dating sites

Anonymous video chat sites the best replacement for social networks and dating sites

We don’t deny that social networks and dating platforms are very useful and necessary services that open up many opportunities for communication. But at the same time, we can say with confidence that they are far from universal, and not always convenient. There are many scenarios in which neither social networks nor dating sites are able to satisfy a user’s communication needs.

For example:

  1. You do not want to go through a long registration process and enter a lot of personal data just to chat with new people.
  2. You do not trust the site, and therefore you are afraid to enter any confidential information.
  3. You want to meet a large number of people in the shortest possible time and without unnecessary difficulties.
  4. You are tired of studying soulless user profiles on the Internet and you prefer one-on-one communication.
  5. You want to meet and communicate with a really large number of people, and not with the one or two users of a dating site the system has considered suitable for you.

Social networks and dating sites are limiting. It may not be very obvious, but it is. You don’t have to go far to find an example. Take a look at the Bumble dating site and app. At first glance, it looks like an ordinary dating platform, but here only girls can take the first step and start communication. Men do not have this privilege. On the one hand, the reason for this approach is understandable — it saves girls from unnecessary pressure and abuse. But on the other hand, for  many men this approach is unworkable. This is just one example, but it is very revealing.

We see much more freedom and equality on anonymous video chat sites. Here, users are truly equal, regardless of their gender, age, place of residence, and so on. The huge variety of video chat sites means you’ll eventually find the one that suits you best.


Shagle anonymous video chat is popular in over 70 countries. It allows its users to search for chat partners by gender and location, it lets you send virtual gifts, and offers great anonymity and confidentiality. On Shagle, you don’t need to enter any personal details or confidential information, so communication is much safer than on other platforms. Nevertheless, the developers emphasize that Internet security is primarily a job for users themselves, and they strongly do not recommend disclosing any personal information to outsiders.


Chatrandom is a popular video chat with a gender filter and search for chat partners by interest. This is handy, because you can enter a list of your interests in a special field, and chat roulette will try to find the most suitable people for you. For those who like to communicate in company, Chatrandom has themed chat rooms — interest-based rooms in which you can talk in a large group at once. There is also gay chat feature and exclusive chat with girls — a good choice for those who know what they want.


Perhaps the main feature of Emeraldchat is its karma rating, on which your opportunities for communication on the site depend directly. This rating is taken into account when searching for chat partners, and you can set what level of karma users should have before the system connects you, which is convenient.


Flingster is an anonymous adult video chat site. Here you can communicate about the most explicit topics, engage in virtual sex and even find partners for real meetings. The site provides a high level of anonymity and confidentiality.


A minimalist and user-friendly platform with gender and geographic filters. As on Rusvideochat, there is an auto-translation function for messages. This means that OmeTV is perfect for those who want to communicate with foreign users without unnecessary inconvenience.

CooMeet Russian

CooMeet Russian anonymous video chat is one of the best options for men. First, it only connects them with girls, and secondly, each girl must confirm her identity when registering. CooMeet has excellent moderation and 24/7 support service. To get unlimited access to all app features, you need to pay for a premium account, but new users can take advantage of a free trial and personally experience all the benefits of video chat.


Chatroulette was the first ever anonymous video chat site. Before it, only Omegle existed, but the latter at that time only had a text chat function. At one time Chatroulette was a very popular site, and was used by millions of people around the world. But due to poor moderation and an extremely troublesome audience, Chatroulette is far from the top of the anonymous video chat sites today.

The opportunities are there

As you can see, there are a lot of opportunities for dating and communication on the Internet today. And only you can decide which format to choose — social networks, dating sites or video chats.

We believe that the more platforms and formats you use, the higher your chances of meeting truly interesting chat partners, friends, or even your future soulmate. We wish you only pleasant meetings and fond emotions from communication on the web!

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