Having friends from other countries
can really enrich your life!
People are interested in meeting foreigners in online chats because they let them expand their circles of friends without leaving the country or even the house. Many people are fun-oriented, but shy, or want to meet someone who doesn’t know them and won’t judge them for who they are and what they say. This incognito mode is very appealing to many people, including those who want to show the real side of themselves, and that side doesn’t always have to be pretty. But you never need to do anything that you don’t feel comfortable doing. Having friends from other countries can really enrich your life, make it more interesting, give you more experience, both life and fun experience.
It might be perfectly enough to exchange a few nice things at first, ask about their mood, job or school, but then get into more specific territories. If a subject comes up, continue talking about it and connect it with some stories that you thought you could mention. Limit the small talk - this will not make you stand out in the other person’s eyes and might make you come across as boring. At some point, ask them about their country. It might be so different from what you are familiar with that you can find yourself truly intrigued by their country’s traditions, foods and history. They will probably also ask you about your country. Be open-minded and relaxed, don’t treat it so seriously - learn how to laugh at the fun things that your country is known for. Nationalities and background can sometimes be a tough topic for some people, especially when they are talking with strangers, so don’t make it that serious.
Joking a lot, but sticking to what’s appropriate, at least at first when you’re not sure what the other person likes and what they disapprove of, will create a more relaxed mood. If everything works out for you two, you will get more time to tell them about your high school memories or your funny family stories. Let them know you can be hilarious, but if they want to share something deep with you - keep your humor to a minimum, if that’s what the situation calls for.
You may be surprised to find a lot of people in the same situation as yourself - online and just looking for some fun. Lucky for you, the internet provides many opportunities for you to explore that fun with chat rooms and there is a ton of fun there. There is also knowledge and learning about the world that is out there for you to discover - so make use of this side of online chats as well.