Insta Chat Rooms lets you pick a user name, say whether you're male, female, or a couple, and then wander right in to chat.It may feel like walking out into the wilderness, not being sure what you'll find.
The site notes that because there is no software to download, it's perfect for those who are on older computers that may not run as quickly. However, if you want to set up a profile, you can give yourself a name other than "Stranger," see others' screen names and even request a photo of someone you meet.
This site also has that retro 90s feel to it and offers dating, adult, lesbian, gay, college and other types of chat rooms.
The chat room is one of the slower ones, with few members present at any one time, but that could be the perfect situation for striking up a meaningful conversation with someone new.
Once you have an account, Stranger Meetup will also keep track of your recent chat partners, so even if you forget to add a friend as you're leaving the conversation, you can still contact the person again later.
Scam Adviser gave this site a 93 percent trust score, and AVGThreat Labs marked it as safe with regards to scams, phishing or viruses, but of course, always exercise caution when chatting with complete strangers.