Registration is required to enter the IMVU community, as is a download of the IMVU software.
New users should understand that avatars created in IMVU are supposed to be based in fantasy, as are the virtual worlds within IMVU, so proceed with the knowledge that the other users you "meet" may be nothing like their avatars in real life.
Public chats on this website are watched by moderators in an attempt to make sure there are no abusive or inappropriate chatters.
There is no charge to chat, but Java is required in order to access the chat rooms.
Tumblr began as a platform for microblogs and has evolved into the number one social media network for teens.
This site allows people to post pictures, poems, quotes or short thoughts.
Though this website allows adult users, the minimum age to create an IMVU avatar and enter the virtual worlds is 13.
In addition to browsing the profiles, you can also participate in chat rooms, discussions, and rate men and women in the Hot or Not section. The site has users from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the United States. The site allows you to upload pictures as well as participate in their social network platform or chat room.
There is also a mobile app that you can download to your phone.
Instagram began as a way to share photos with friends but has quickly evolved into a social media platform that allows users to meet new people.
Search for people in your age range with similar interests using the "Suggested Users" function or by searching for certain hashtags that interest you.
There is a search option that will show you 16 to 19 year-olds in your area, so this is a good option if you are looking to date locally.