Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co.
In a few days, I’m going to Cuba on vacation with a guy I’ve been sleeping with for eight years, but whom I've never once called my boyfriend.
Some systems allow you to block a caller by pressing 8 or report a caller to the moderators by pressing 9 (or some other key depending on the system).
Most chatlines offer male callers a 30- to 60-minute free trial.
The phone systems will usually allow users hear a chatline greeting example so the caller can get an idea of what he is expected to say.
Profanity and sexual references are typically not allowed, the chatline moderator's job is to listen and approve every greeting that is recorded.
It was while planning this vacation that it hit me: The two longest relationships of my life have both been with men who I was never officially dating.
And he actually knows me better than a lot of my partners ever did.
In an attempt to keep their lines busy, some chatlines—including Livelinks, Red Hot and Quest Chat—give female callers unlimited access to their system; similar to a nightclub which allows free entry to women in order.
Some chatlines offer members a persistent mailbox they can use to receive messages from users even when they are offline.
Both male and female callers dial in and through a common access number.
As soon as a caller is connected into the system, he is prompted to record his name and a brief greeting describing himself and what he is looking for.