A significant part of my addiction was using chat rooms. Sometimes they'd be normal chat rooms, sometimes adult ones. I'd sometimes fantasise about meeting up with people from the chat rooms. I even suggested meetups before but I or the other person wouldn't go through with it in the end. I wasn't a big dating site user, but every time I've tried them something about me tends to idealise the women on there. It's like they're somehow all amazing just because they're on the website. I remember once a girl who I've talked to a few times in my life gave me a "like" on one of these sites and it made me incredibly excited. Some things she had written on her profile put me off contacting her but it remained pretty exciting. Shortly afterwards I happened to see her out in public and I didn't want anything to do with her. There was no excitement whatsoever for various reasons I won't go into. I kind of suspect that for women it's often the opposite. Men on the sites seem a lot less appealing than they would in real life! So both genders have a distorted view. That's my opinion anyway. I'd advise not using any kind of chat room if they're a problem for you in any way. When I first tried chat rooms I hated them. Years later I got into them more and more. Often I'd use them on Sundays after being out with "friends" on Saturday night. To this day Sundays can be tricky for me when it comes to the addiction. I've known for a long time that I shouldn't use chat rooms or dating sites. I'm generally good at avoiding dating sites now, but I still struggle with chat rooms occasionally. The main thing is not to binge, but I'm hoping to 100 per cent eliminate online chat.