Canada Chat Rooms

     Friendships and connections with people on the other side of the world were revolutionized in the late 1980s with the introduction of chat rooms. You no longer had to sit by the phone waiting for a call or for the postman to deliver a letter. You can chat with people from your area, other parts of Canada, or even from other countries. Over the years chat rooms have developed a great deal, giving users the chance to share photographs and create profiles (see more information on these features below!). The online world can be intimidating for many people who lack trust in things they cannot see. It is true that there have been times when the internet, and more specifically online chat rooms, has been used for inappropriate activities but at our website we do everything possible to make sure you have the best, most secure experience possible!

Now, some of you out there in wondrous Canada might be thinking what exactly is a chat room? Well, the answer is simple and easy. A chat room is just like a normal conversation but you are not in the same room. Think of it as a phone call with typed messages. A chat room is like text messaging but you are both there at the same time, you receive the messages instantly and respond. You can also send each other pictures and get to know each other well before you attempt meeting in person. Chat rooms allow you to establish a connection with someone whom you cannot meet in person (at least not straight away!).

On this page, we will tell you a little bit more about our Canada chat rooms. We will talk about what you should and should not do, rules around photos, the best and worst topics of conversations, those all-important questions, and how to stay safe online. First, we will talk about the best ways to start an online chat in our Canada chat rooms.

How to Start a Conversation in Our Canada Chat Rooms?

      Some of this will depend on whether you are living in Canada or not. You may, if you are not from Canada, have the impression that all Canadian people are laid back, easygoing, and not easily offended. This is not the case and so you will need to think carefully about how you start your conversations. Remember, first impressions are very important so you need to make sure they are immediately intrigued by you! Here are just a few ideas of how to strike up the perfect conversation without offending the other person, boring them into disappearing, or causing them to disconnect. If you start with a simple “Hi” or “Hello, how are you?” It is risky. You could be lucky and come across a person who is happy to respond as it feels like a ‘normal’ conversation. However, many people may feel this lacks effort or thought. 

  • Be precise with what you say or ask- you could start with “I notice that” or “You mentioned in your profile that..”. This shows that you have taken the time to look at their profile and find out a little about them before attempting to start a conversation and many Canadians will appreciate this. If they mention they like to cook, and you do too, you could ask their favorite dish to cook. This will show you are genuinely interested. This thoughtful approach is more likely to get you a response.
  • Would you rather questions - would you rather questions, when clean and interesting, are perfect conversation starters as they will cause your Canadian counterpart to think and will almost certainly invoke a response. You could ask questions like “Would you rather be able to read minds or turn invisible?”, “Would you rather have all the money in the world or all the time in the world?” or “Would you rather have fingers for toes or toes for fingers”...okay, that last one is just for laughs but you get the idea, they’re interesting! You are almost guaranteed to get a response as they are great icebreakers.
  • Ask a general question - These offer more chances for a conversation where you can get a better sense of what the other person is really like. Your first question could be as broad as “How is your life going right now?”. This can give you a lot of information while ensuring the other person can answer without feeling too much pressure. There is also the hope that they will respond in a similar way. However, exercise caution if they only talk about themselves and don’t ask you anything, This is a red flag but the majority of Canadians love a good, back-and-forth, conversation!
  • Deep questioning - this can become quite complicated but could be a good way to start your conversation. You may want to jump straight in with a deep question such as “What is the most meaningful thing to happen to you in your life so far?” or “What would you say is your biggest success in life?”. The response you get could be flippant or sincere but it will give you a good measure of the person. Just be careful, some Canadians do not like to feel pressured into giving information like this straight away.  Yes, they are very friendly people but this does not mean they will want to open up immediately. 

These are just a couple of ideas. You can always use their photo to inspire your first message. Making your first message feel like an everyday question, such as asking about what to watch on TV, could make the other person feel more comfortable. They can respond in a fun way or give a serious answer. Either way, you have a response and it is something you can use. Your first message must be thought through and the following tips must always be remembered:

  • Be respectful - you must treat the other person the same way online as you would in ‘the real world’. Be polite, listen, and respond accordingly. We would say that respect is the number one factor to keep in mind when chatting with anyone online.

  • No rude jokes - keep it clean, this includes photos, jokes, and comments. If you are rude, whether as a joke or not, you are likely to lose the other person as they will feel you do not respect them. 

  • Make it interesting - a bored person is a person who walks away from your conversations. You need to keep their interest by asking insightful, open questions and listening carefully. Demonstrate that you have listened through making relevant comments, and asking questions relating to previous conversations or what you see in their profile.

  • Make it relevant - don’t focus on the past or comment on something completely irrelevant. They need to know that you are interested in them and not clutching at straws. 

These are just a few tips regarding your first message and any messages after that. If you want your conversations to go well and to form long-lasting relationships (of any kind) you need to make sure you follow these guidelines. The slightest wrong word, comment, or question could cause you to lose a person of interest! Canadians are laid back but can still be offended!

Profile Photo Tips & Advice

     Your profile pictures will be the first thing the other person looks at, it is human nature to want to know what the other person looks like! We strongly believe that a relationship should not be established on looks or your financial situation. However, your photos will be judged by others and you want to make the right impression with them rather than your photos becoming a barrier. Here we outline some of the do’s and don’ts of photographs on your profile. Remember, this also links to any photos you may send to other people.


  • Make sure your photos are as high a quality as possible and very clear. It is also a good idea if one of the photos is a full portrait of you, smiling and make sure it is recent. You want to show you are not hiding anything and this also gives the other person an idea of your physical appearance. 
  • Doing something you love - these pictures are always fantastic as they give an insight into your hobbies and interests. If you love going to the theatre or art exhibition then post a photo of you outside the theatre or looking through the artwork at your favourite exhibition. Again, these photos demonstrate you are a real person and give the other person a potential topic of conversation. They could also show the other person what you (potentially) are like as a person. Just make sure the picture is legitimate and not you trying to look a certain way!
  • Show your active lifestyle - if you love playing or watching a particular sport or enjoy hiking in the mountains then you can show this in your picture. Now, we do not mean a photo of you flexing your muscles or showing off your abs, remember we are not being superficial! This shows the other person your interests and could spark potential questions. For example, if there is a photo of you at the summit of a mountain they may ask where you have climbed. 
  • Pictures with your family and/ or friends are always a great choice as Canadians are very family-oriented. Not only do these photos give credibility to your profile (i.e. assure the other person that you are real) but they also give an insight into your character, principles, and approach to life. These sorts of photos are also a great talking point for the other person. It will give them something to ask about or comment on. 
  • Animals - it could be argued that this is only applicable if you have a pet. Posting a photo of you holding or hugging your dog or cat will appeal to other animal lovers. These photos will also invite questions such as What is the name of your dog? How long have you had him or her? Etc. 


  • You never want to look superficial or that you are trying to show off your wealth. You should never post or send photos of you standing in front of expensive cars, hotels, money, or being hugged by a group of women. These things do not make you attractive or interesting. They will actually deter most people from talking to you for a few reasons. The primary reason is that they will think you are superficial and that all you care about is money and showing off. Another possibility is that other people will think you are lying and use these pictures to trick others. They won’t communicate with you for fear that you are lying. These sorts of photos will only attract the wrong sort of people, those who are out to profit at your expense!
  • Selfies - Now this is a bit of a tricky one because some selfies will be okay to use/ send. However, if you post a selfie of you drunk/ drinking alcohol, smoking, or surrounded by food it does not necessarily look good. Some people may be put off by these photos as they see you as a party animal (which you may or may not be) or someone who shows off what they have or have access to (a lot of food for example). If we take smoking as an example. A non-smoker may immediately be put off talking to you if they see a cigarette in your photo and therefore do not want to communicate with you. However, if you did not have that photo they may enjoy talking with you, get to know you and then the fact you smoke may be outweighed by how much they like you!
  • Semi-naked, completely naked, post-shower, or getting out of the pool is also a no. You may have a fantastic body (and good for you!) but you do not want to rush into taking your clothes off! Two things could happen here. You could possibly attract attention from someone who is only interested in your physique rather than you as a person. The other possibility is that they see you as self-obsessed or vain and are put off. Keep your clothes on!
  • Do not hide. By this, we mean no squatting or kneeling down. Make sure you are completely visible in your pictures. You shouldn’t be seen as hiding something in your pictures! Canadians are honest people so make sure your photos are too!

Questions Paths to Success or Alley Ways to Loneliness!

      Questioning is a key part of everyday life. On average an adult asks between 25 and 30 questions every single day. So, if this is the case you want to make sure your questions count and make your experience in our Canadian chat rooms the best it can possibly be. This section is not just about the sort of questions you should ask, you must also consider the questions you need to avoid! Some of these questions you should avoid for the time being i.e. wait until you are in a more established relationship. Let's focus on the more appropriate questions first.

  • A simple “How are you?” is a good question as long as it is not your first message (this lacks creativity). Once you have established a connection it is important that you ask your American counterpart how they are, how their day has been etc. This sort of question shows you are interested in how they are and, as long as you respond to their answer accordingly, shows you genuinely care. Proceed with caution here though and try not to be overbearing by asking how they are repeatedly. 
  • Ask about their family. As we have mentioned, Canadians tend to be very family oriented and they will be interested in your family. You can ask if they have siblings etc. but try not to be too personal. You do not want to dig too deep too soon, it will put people off. Remember, these should be general questions not too personal.
  • Ask them about their job and how their day at work went. This shows your Canadian friend that you are interested in their life and not just the fun, sociable aspects but the everyday parts too. If you are in similar lines of work you may find common ground here and ask a question that leads to a much longer, in-depth conversation than you first thought!
  • Tell me one thing or what is one thing….questions. These are excellent, especially as an icebreaker as long as you do not attempt to be too personal and/ or rude. You can ask questions such as ‘What is one thing that made you smile today?’ or ‘What one thing could make you really happy right now’. These are excellent questions as they are thought-provoking and can be returned. However, be sure to not criticize or mock their answers as this will deter them from talking to you. Respect what they have to say no matter how silly or mundane you think it is. 

Sometimes we must remember it is not what we say or what we ask that is important but what we do not ask! There are some questions that you must avoid to ensure you do not end up in a conflict or lose people to talk with. Here are some questions to avoid if you want to make sure your conversations continue past the initial stage. 

  • Intrusive questions - while you want to find out more about the other person there is such a thing as asking too intrusive a question. By intrusive questions, we mean ones that really dig into someone else's life asking information that they may not even tell their closest friends. Such a question could be “How much do you earn each month?”. This does not show any genuine interest in the person but delves into their personal, financial situation which they probably do not wish to share! There are however intrusive questions that can be asked but definitely not at the beginning of a conversation. You should not ask about having children, why previous relationships didn’t work etc. In the future, when you have more of a relationship (especially if this occurs offline), you can ask these sorts of questions but for now, keep them out of the conversation!
  • Sexual nature - these are definitely questions that should be avoided in our Canadian chat rooms and will not be tolerated by your Canadian counterparts. You cannot ask about preferences in the bedroom etc. as this will put the other person off from talking to you. People use our Canadian chat rooms to establish relationships based on mutual respect and trust, not sexual behavior. Our Canadian users will, politely, tell you to go away if you start asking these questions!
  • Boring questions - yes, you can ask how they are or how their day went but when you start asking ‘What was the weather like today?’ or ‘What did you eat for lunch?’ It can get a little boring. Try to avoid too many of these questions as they may get bored of them easily!

These are just a couple of ideas. Just like in real life, if you think you should not ask a question it is probably best you don’t!

Hot Topics or Topics to Cause a Freeze-Out?

     When we talk with close friends or family it is generally okay to discuss most topics. You may not disagree but have established relationships that cannot be broken by disagreeing on something. However, in a chat room, this is not the case. You must know your audience and know them well when it comes to certain topics. You will want to find out more about the other person but make sure your insightful questioning does not feel like an interview, there is nothing worse than wanting a chat with a friendly person but feeling like you are being grilled! You must also remember that anything you share about your life needs to be interesting and relevant to the conversation. Here are a few good topics to talk about in our Canadian chat rooms. 

  • Ask questions about the events of the day/ week. These are open and interesting and they are likely to respond in a similar way. Do not just ask ‘How was work?’. You can be more interesting, ‘What one thing made you happy at work today?’.
  • Discuss your, and their, plans for the upcoming weekend. After a while of chatting these could turn into joint plans if you both live in Canada.
  • Memories or funny stories from your childhood. These could invoke questions or encourage them to talk about their childhood. Connections could be made here and/ or this could help the conversation stay flowing.
  • If you’ve read their profile or have chatted for a bit already, discussing common interests and hobbies is the perfect way to get to know someone while discussing something familiar for both of you. You can share experiences or ask for advice which will keep the conversation flowing. 
  • Story from your day/week. You could ask for advice as a way to get them to relax into the conversation by offering you support.
  • Topics about Canada - if you are not from Canada you could ask about the beautiful country. They will be happy to share with you!
  • Something random! This could depend on your interests but talk about a new recipe, the weather (but not for long), new jokes, films, music, news (not politics….not yet!), or any new exercises you should try. This ‘normal’ conversation is the best way to make a connection but make sure it does not become too boring!

There are some topics or approaches that are a definite no if you want to keep the conversation going. Make sure to think about these as just one of them could cause the other person to disconnect!

  • X - Don’t be rude. Rude comments or jokes are surefire ways to make them disconnect. Asking them what size they wear or telling a lude joke is a definite no!
  • X - Don’t be too direct, especially in the beginning! Asking who they voted for, how much money they make, or if they had a Covid-19 jab is a bit too forward. These questions can come in time or if the topic of conversation lends itself to asking these questions. Politics is also something to avoid for now in case you have strong disagreements that cause you to walk away! 
  • X - Don’t be boring. Questions like ‘Do you like films?’ or ‘Do you like listening to music?’ will give you one of two responses….yes or no. Yawn! Keep it interesting or lose the other person!
  • X - What did you do today? Yikes! Is your online date a child that has been to school or your pet you lovingly talk to when you get home? No! This question is boring and will invoke a boring response…if you get one! Change it up with “Tell me one thing that made you smile today”. 

After a while of chatting with the other person, you will learn what makes them tick, what to avoid, and how best to approach them. They will also learn this about you! Just make sure not to ruin it in the beginning by discussing the wrong thing. 

Staying Safe

     Staying safe online is just as important as staying safe in the real world. We do our very best to make sure our Canadian chat room is as safe as possible and will support you in any way we can. However, you can make sure you do not share personal information (bank details, home addresses, etc.) which could be used inappropriately. We will do our best to ensure these sorts of people are not on our site! Make sure to only share information you are happy with that cannot be used negatively towards you. We will keep you safe and ensure that fake profiles cannot be made or are caught ASAP! Do not worry and enjoy our Canadian chat rooms!