Relocating to a new city, where you don’t know anyone, can be scary, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be! You won’t even have to resort to online communities for meeting new people, if you follow our advice: a free trial phone chatline is way more fun, anonymous and safe.

Talking with someone over the phone, instead of exchanging instant messages, helps you create better rapport right from the start, which is very helpful whether you just want to make some friends or you’re looking for a potential romantic partner in your new city.

Then, since you’ll be connected only with users from the area you want to meet new people in, you’ll be able to start seeing them in person, hanging out in local bars or going out to dinner and movies.

Here is our advice for people who want to use free phone chat services to feel less alone in a new city:

Be very specific about why you’re moving to a new place. Unfortunately, the world of Internet dating is full of scammers who trick users into thinking they’re about to move to their local area, so they will be able to meet in person.

But in the end, they never do. That’s why people could be suspicious about your real intentions if you aren’t very clear about this point!

Listen carefully to other people’s personal messages. If they’re just looking for new friends, but aren’t open to romantic interests, respect that. Also, try to find someone who doesn’t just live where you will be in a few weeks, but has some interests in common with you as well. Why don’t you create a book club or a fitness group in your new city?

Always be yourself. If you brag or lie, your potential friends will eventually catch you red-handed when you will be ready to meet them in person, and they won’t be very happy.

It’s true that we are all braver behind local chat rooms numbers, but you need to show them that you’re serious about building meaningful friendships and relationships in your new area.