I have been here for just over one week. I am not new to chat forums or christian dating sites, so I have seen the formats of various web sites. This site is very user friendly and of good design. I can see from just this short time on this site that it consist primarily of younger adults (17-29). I think it's great and awesome that these young adults are here on a safe site making friends and talking about our Lord. I have seen people in the Bible room but other than that everyone congregates in the lounge. I have noticed from going into the other rooms that there are never any people in theses rooms. That obviously speaks volumes as to the use of these rooms. Unfortunaltey it's a waste. I think that there could be better use of these chat rooms and they could serve a valuable ministry if the administrators of this site would respect the request of the individuals of this site. The individuals of this site know what their needs are, and they certainly know, like any consumer, when their needs are not being met. I have seen different requests for a "womens room" , "over 40"s room, etc. and the request seem to be ignored. I happen to believe that a "womens only room" would be a valuable ministry to the women who need solace and privacy concerning isssue that only women can understand. It is worth honoring this request. I certainly am not suggesting that every room request is valid as I do believe that if it does not honor God then it should not be.
In regards to my own request. I would like to see a 30-40"s room or a 40's and older room. or both. I have been privately contacted by memebers in my age group who are just happy to connect with someone their own age group ( I am 47 years old). They have expressed this verbally to me and one member said to me they "wished they had a 40's over room". I agree! Many older people come into the chat room, just like myself and they just want to enjoy discussion with someone who is on the same age level. Now....you tell me with honesty if a 17 year old wants to converse with a 47 year old on a consistent basis. NOT! I have a 15 year old and I love him dearly but he wants to interact with kids his own age. I realize that the older generation can teach and instruct the younger, and I am sure that is happening on this site. The reality is that there is a generation gap, which is normal and acceptable. And sometime we older folk just want to connect with people of our own age.
So administrators..please respect and consider the requests that the individuals are presenting. There is a reason for their requests and they are worth considerig..just as mine is. Thank you for your time. Anna