Some organizations require all volunteers to be trained and certified in crisis intervention, while others do not.

Generally speaking they are great ‘listeners’, and many find the service to be quite helpful and not overly intrusive.

It’s a great place to take a load off when you need a distraction.

Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... I knew beforehand what they looked like or close to it. half will post profiles and give up in a couple of days never to return.

Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. There are a lot of strange people in this world and I think they found a way to communicate. good hearted women but use there loneliness to talk on these lines to help thme cope, they talk alot of meeting up with you but never do. Less driving is involved most i drove 1 way is about 35 mile. Internet dating just makes people not to settle and hold out for the best so in a way its far fetch to think you going to meet mr or ms. too many internet sites and chat rooms causing too many ppl going to many directions.

Photos on the internet aren't neccessarily true representations of the person you are going to meet either.

I've met guys who have seriously altered their photos and others who have posted photos that must be a decade or more old so there's a lot of "covering up" happening on the internet.

While you can opt to join a suicide prevention chat at any time, it may be best to ensure that you have a few undisturbed minutes, so that you can focus your attention on the chat.

Try to use a strong and reliable internet connection.

I can tell pretty much within 3 -5 minutes of conversation whether or not I would like to meet this person.

It takes much longer to get to know someone on the internet. All in all, I don't think the guys on the phone are any worse or better on the internet than on the phone.

I think the phone chat lines has some good points,when you talk to someone voice to voice you can tell alot about a person.

I mean when ask someone a question you can tell sometimes by the sincerity in thier voice if they are telling the truth.

Unlike e-mail or chat you can't hear thier expression or they have more time to think about thier response to come up with a good one.