Chat Avenue was originally established clear back in 1999, and it still maintains a sort of vintage old school design theme – definitely hasn’t been Web 2.0-ified. However, this doesn’t detract from Chat Avenue’s large user base and quality chat software. You see, despite the old school look, they still have some of the newest flash-based group cam chat software, and plenty of people online to mingle with. One of the great things about their site also is how they have so many different Chatting categories. These categories include college, adult, singles, dating, general, teen, kids, gay, girls, live, video games, sports, music, lesbian, video, and boys, so there are a lot of options if you’re looking for something a little more specific than what you’ll find at most of the sites I have reviewed.
However, the one thing Chat Avenue lacks is a Chatroulette-style system. I’m actually kind of surprised by this because it would be so easy for them to just add one in, and thereby expand their current offerings for the better, but who knows, maybe they have plans to add it down the road. In terms of where users are from, their website claims they are mainly from USA, Canada, Australia, and UK, and a quick look at Alexa research data seems to confirm that this is true. I should also mention that an extra feature they have that most chat sites do not is their own forum, and it looks pretty active, so if that’s something you’re looking for in a chat site this might be the one for you. Anyway, you can check out Chat Avenue at www.chat-avenue.com