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Creating your online dating profile: protect your identity and personal information Be Anonymous - Choose a username that doesn’t let everyone know who you are.
Don't include your surname or any other identifying information such as your place of work either in your profile or when you first make contact.
More than half (58 per cent) of adults now say they use text messages at least once a day to communicate with family and friends, while only 49 per cent meet people face-to face on such a regular basis.
However, there are exceptions, and you need to be aware of how to keep yourself - and your bank account and savings - protected while meeting people online.
The Risks Privacy Maintain privacy and avoid identity theft or fraud.
You can start conversations in the random chat room which will provide you access to people who used to be out of your reach.
Here we are going to share 10 Best Android Apps to Chat and Meet Strangers at Random that are rated best in 2016.
In earlier times, we used to chat through Yahoo Chatrooms to chat with strangers at random, but those days are gone.
"In their place, new forms of communications are emerging which don't require us to talk to each other – especially among younger age groups.
"This trend is set to continue as technology advances and we move further into the digital age." The survey also illustrated the increasing popularity of smart phones with four in ten adults now owning one - a 12 per cent increase from 2010.
The time spent on a mobile phone is down for the first time, from 125 billion minutes in 2010 to 124 billion last year, while calls made on landlines continued to drop by 10 per cent.
The report also found that British adults spent 3.3 hours a month social networking on a PC or laptop in 2011, up from 3.1 hours in 2010.