Dating Made Easy in the Pandemic Through Video Chatting

In the age of technology and digitization, almost everything is available online. From groceries, movies to education and even office. In fact, in COVID times, technology has been a boon, giving people a sense of normalcy and sanity during those long periods of social isolation. As a result, video chatting platforms have picked up pace in the last 1.5 years as they are one of the fastest and most life-like ways of staying in touch with friends and family or connecting with new people.

In fact, video chatting portals have been a huge success in dating and finding life partners too. Let’s find out more about how these video chatting platforms have made dating easier and more convenient.

Benefits of dating through video chatting portals

People are making a beeline for video chatting portals, especially since the pandemic has struck the world. Numerous new chatting portals have come up and people are busy reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. But video chatting isn’t only for friends, People are flocking to these apps and sites for finding love interests too. Here is why these portals are so popular for finding dates.

1.  Help shed initial inhibitions

Many introverted people feel shy and awkward on a first date, wondering how to initiate that first conversation. With video chatting portals, this is a non-issue because a screen barrier helps ease you into a conversation. In fact, if you are uncomfortable sharing information in the initial few conversations, you can always request to begin with texting and then slowly ease into audio and video calls.

2.  As real as it can get

In today’s deadly coronavirus, many restrictions are in place, making it tough to meet and interact with people. Virtual meetings are the best way to have a real connection with the outside world without harming yourself against the deadly virus.

Most of the video chatting portals like Camfrog, based in the US-based, allow you to not only chat and talk to the other person but also share your likes and dislikes through file-sharing options. You can exchange pictures, videos and audio through them. This is an excellent way to understand your prospective life partner. For instance, you can share pictures of your last

holiday or exchange your song playlist. It adds some depth and dimension to the conversations too.

3.  A great way to break the ice

Video chatting is no longer restricted to a group call or a one-on-one call. With modern video chatting platforms like Camfrog, there are a wide array of entertainment options that help you understand the other person better.

Camfrog has some attractive virtual stickers and gifts that you can send to your date to break the ice. Get these stickers to show off your feelings or to make your date laugh. In fact, you can play around with your background too with the IM backgrounds that the portal offers. It just adds a fun element to the conversation.

4.  Explore each other in innovative ways

You can make virtual dating fun in novel ways through video chatting. You can spend time on a virtual movie date where you sit in your own homes and watch a movie together. To make it more authentic, you can have some beverages and some popcorn too. It will surely give you the feeling of being in a theater. You can also have a virtual gaming session or a karaoke night. All these are some fun activities to make online dating more exciting and interactive. It will help you get to know the other person better and understand each other’s interests.

7.   Safety and privacy is maintained

In the present times of the corona pandemic, online dating is the best way to find new people. It safeguards your health and also allows you to follow the social distancing restrictions put by the government.

Over and above that, virtual dating ensures that your safety is maintained as you do not meet anybody face-to-face. Many fraudsters are lurking around who want to nab innocent people through dates. They lure people with flamboyant conversations and entice them to go on an actual physical date. Such dates could end up in the wrong way. However, with online dating, these fears are set aside.

You can take your time to know the person through chats and video calls and only then share your details. In fact, you should avoid giving out details like addresses in the initial few virtual dates. Only open up once you are certain of the person’s character and their intentions. In fact, the better video chatting portals like Camfrog have strict security guidelines and firewalls that help throw out the miscreants and only show you interested and like-minded people.

8.   Minimizes expenditure

Going on an actual date can make a massive dent in your pocket, especially if you meet more than one person. Every date would include expenditure on food, drinks and the drive to the venue. Imagine doing this multiple times in a month! It will indeed send your monthly budget for a toss.

With online dating, you can save on all these costs. You can meet people sitting in the comfort of your home without having to spend a dime. You can dress up for the occasion and maybe order in some good food and a bottle of wine to make it feel like a date. This would still be much cheaper than going on an actual date.

9.   More options with minimal effort

In the traditional style of dating, you have to depend on friends and family to find a like-minded person to go out with. This could take a lot of time. However, with online dating, there are a plethora of options. In fact, there are many video chatting portals that you can sign into for free. They have a complete database of people who are also interested in finding life partners. So with minimal effort, you can get an entire list of probable people.

The likelihood of finding a like-minded person is increased on these sites too as there are filters that allow you to find people with similar interests. You can set these filters while making your profile so that only those like-minded people pop up on your search. Also, while making your profile, you can mention your interests and expectations so that anybody contacting you will know what you’re looking for and personality type.

Checklist for finding a good video chatting portal for dating

Now that you know the benefits of dating through the online medium, it is pertinent to understand how to choose a good one. There are hundreds of video chatting apps today, but not all are authentic and some of them turn out to be unnecessarily expensive and difficult to understand. This checklist will help you shortlist one as per your requirements.

1.   Safety feature

The most important thing to check in a video chatting portal is it’s safety guidelines. Ensure that the app has a stringent privacy policy with a good firewall. The chats should have end-to-end encryption too. It is also essential to find out who can be a part of the call and how they can get into it.

Check if the video chatting portals follow privacy policies like Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation or California’s Consumer Privacy Act. This is a trademark that the apps are transparent and the data collected cannot be accessed by third parties.

It is always best to read the privacy policy, as well as terms and conditions before signing up for the app. Read reviews of people and you will know how good or bad an app is. Only sign up for those portals that maintain the highest level of security.

2.   Anonymity

Some popular video chatting portals like Camfrog maintain the anonymity of a person till you deem it fit to reveal the identity. Such portals are the best as you might not want to disclose your picture and other personal details to a stranger. Only once you know the person well should you reveal your identity and other personal information.

3.   A variety of features

Always look out for video chatting portals that have many features beyond just chatting. For instance, Camfrog has chat rooms where you can meet a group of like-minded people and have debates and discussions. Or have the facility of file sharing where you can exchange music, movies, and pictures. Camfrog also has the option of buying virtual gifts for your date and making your virtual meeting special. All these features make conversations fun and interesting.

Often, you need to buy the paid versions of the app to be able to use many of the features. There are lucrative plans that are easy on the pocket. Do extensive research before you choose any one of them.

4.   Compatibility with devices

It is pertinent to have video chatting apps that are compatible with different platforms like Windows, iOS, and Android. This will help in case you plan to change your smart device. Also, periodically update your app to its latest version as it will take up less space in your phone and the speed will be much faster.

5.   Multilingual support

Another important aspect to check while choosing a video chatting portal is its ability to support different languages. Often, these portals are available in English, but many people are not comfortable with English and want to chat in their own national language. Thus, an app that supports different languages is best suited. It helps connect with more people from all over the

world and interact with them without inhibitions and awkwardness. So look out for such apps while shortlisting.

6.   Different chat options

Many video chatting portals support different chat options like video calls, audio calls, and texts

-both private and group. These options make it more versatile and attractive for people. Many portals like Camfrog have private and public chat rooms where you can connect with a group of people to discuss different topics and network. You never know you might find your soulmate in these chat rooms.

They also have one-to-one chat rooms for more intimate conversations and dates. Text messages are an integral part of these portals too as they help you express through words and emojis. So lookout for an app that supports all these varied chat options.

7.   Free and paid apps

Many of the video chatting apps offer their services and features for free, while some others have paid versions. These paid options offer additional features and some freebies. All these options are mentioned in the terms and conditions of the portal, so you must read them carefully or you might sign up for some portal and be shocked when the payment option comes up.

Also, many of the video chatting apps have a free trial period wherein you can get warmed up to the website and check out their services before paying for it.

Conclusion

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the dating scenario completely. With bars and restaurants shutting their doors and the government releasing stringent health warnings with a strict lockdown. People have found it tough to go on physical dates. However, thanks to video chatting portals, online dating has picked up momentum. It has shed the inhibitions people had with virtual dating and in fact, many of them find it a cost-effective and convenient alternative. Online dating is here to stay, so if you are not already on one of the portals, it is time you get one and let cupid work its charm.

Showcase your top room members with the ‘Featured Users List ‘

Based on feedback and research, Camfrog is rolling out exciting new features to help enhance the experience on Camfrog 7.  And we are starting by helping room owners spotlight their most engaged (and engaging) members!

The Featured Users List gives room owners, admins, and moderators the ability to spotlight ‘featured users’ and help them stand out from the crowd in the user list.  

What it Does

  • Control the viewing experience Featured users are set to automatically display their video to all members who join the room.  
  • Highlight valuable members – The member is placed in a special “featured user” section (Camfrog 7 only) on the user list and their nick is highlighted in gold.  On older versions of Camfrog for Windows and on mobile devices they will have a gold microphone flair attached to their nick.
  • Flexible timing settings – Although members are featured for 30 minutes by default, this can be changed through easy-to-use chat commands.

How to Feature a User

  1. Download the latest version of Camfrog
  2. Right-click on the nick of the member you would like to feature
  3. Select ‘Add to Featured

For more advanced control, just type in the following commands in the chatbox:

  • /FEATURE  nickname [[N] minute[s]|hour[s]|day[s]]
  • /UNFEATURE  nickname
  • /FEATURED display a list of currently featured users and their remaining spotlight time
  • /SETOPT  feature_timeout 60-86400 – set default user feature timeout in seconds

Availability

This premium feature is available for Purple, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond* room subscriptions.


*Maximum number of featured users – Purple (1), Gold (3), Platinum (5), Diamond (10)

Joo from HJ Story is here to play!

Joo from HJ Story decided to come visit all of us here on Camfrog for a while. Hop around with this fun lovable guy and you’ll be sure to impress everyone.

Joo is now available in the Camfrog Store as a premium sticker pack, as well as select premium virtual gifts! Hop over and get this cutie now!

Get Joo from HJ Story stickers!

Valentine’s Day Flair is Here!

heart_220Ready to wear your heart on your sleeve? This Valentine’s Day you can with some fun nickname flair.

Hop over to the Camfrog Store now to send your Valentine a lovely pink nickname with a beautiful loving heart icon.

Is your special someone not into pink? There’s even a blue nickname with a special blue heart icon that’s full of love!

Looking to share some loving fun in chat? We’ve got some great new sticker packs that are just waiting for YOU!

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Valentine’s Day with Puglie

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February is the month of love, and we’re excited that our favorite little love puppy is ready to hop around Camfrog with you and your special someone! For a limited time, you can get the Valentine’s Day with Puglie premium sticker pack, or send a Valentine’s Day with Puglie gift to your someone special. Don’t wait though, this adorable little pup is ready to shower you with puppy kisses, so hop over to the Camfrog Store now.

New Subscriber Bonus

coinFor a limited time, we’re adding a special bonus for Camfrog Extreme and Camfrog Gold subscribers. Starting now, when your Extreme or Gold subscription renews (or immediately when you upgrade!) you’ll not only get all the benefits of a premium subscription, but you’ll also get bonus Camfrog Coins!

With Camfrog Extreme, you’ll get bonus coins worth 10% of your membership!
With Camfrog Gold, you’ll get 25% bonus coins!

You can use Camfrog Coins to introduce yourself to a new friend with a romantic Virtual Gift, get a cool Flair Icon on your nickname, get some fun new stickers to use in rooms or IMs, and more!

Ready to unlock the ultimate Camfrog experience? Upgrade to a premium membership now, and get free bonus coins with your subscription!

New Premium Sticker Packs!

We’re excited to introduce 2 new Premium Sticker Packs as well as their companion Premium Virtual Gifts!

StoreBannerPuglie is an adorable little pug who’s ready to play on Camfrog with you and all your friends!

StoreBannerWe also now have Family Guy Premium Stickers and Gifts ready for you to share in your favorite rooms! Hop over to the Camfrog Store now to get these two new premium sticker packs and virtual gifts!

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Spread Love this Valentine’s Day

heart_220February is the perfect time to spread some love around, and we’re ready to do just that!

This Valentine’s Day, show everyone you care, by wearing your heart on your sleeve, or rather, your heart on your nickname! Get a “Be My Valentine” virtual gift, and your nickname will just overflow with love, and turn either a lovely pink, or blue, and everyone will know there’s someone special when you get a pink or blue heart next to your nickname!

Hop on over to the all new Camfrog Store today to start spreading some love!

Did you also notice, that our favorite characters are here with a special Valentine’s themed sticker pack?

HJ-ValentineHJ Story Valentine’s Day sticker pack and virtual gifts are also now available on the Camfrog Store! Start sharing some love today!