Did any of you frequent these rooms on AOL?
AOL CHATROOMS: Nice Gay Guys...Gay Morning Kawfee...Ask Gay Guy Anything...
|by Anonymous||reply 120||05/24/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/25/2012|
At one point there were two separate gay parts of AOL. The first one was GLCF (which became onQ) which had rooms, boards, and other content. It started in 1992.
Planet Out came on the scene in 1996 and eventually it acquired onQ and gay.com. PNO was well-positioned to take advantage of the growing e-commerce opportunities in the late-1990s.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/26/2012|
Back in "the day" the AOL chat rooms (for gays) were rather unique and became a gathering place for many of us, now of a certain age. With AOL costing many dollars (per hour) in those days, we became AOL Chat Hosts (in the GLCF area) thereby acquiring an AOL account that was no charge . . . . . I'm thinking this was about 1992 . . . . . As AOL migrated to a non paying mode and the GLCF was no longer paid to be on AOL it migrated to onQ, trying to build a business model that could survive without infusions of cash directly from AOL . . . failing that onQ was eventually actuired (asset sale) by Planet Out, which may or may not exist any longer . . . .
I was first GLCF Sprite, then GLCF Steve, then onQ Steve.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/26/2012|
Do chat rooms exist anywhere anymore?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/26/2012|
I also met my husband in an AOL chatroom 15 years ago
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/26/2012|
I met my ex-fiancee in an AOL chat room, I think it was a Bi chat of some type. We actually lived a couple thousand miles away from each other and kept in touch through AOL and e-mail for several years before finally meeting. this was around 1997-2000. Neither of us knew how to scan a pic and send it to each other, so we just mailed pictures. Couple of dorks.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/26/2012|
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|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/03/2012|
Back when AOL as a novelty, a friend and I used to go into chatrooms with names like "BornAgain" and "Christians."
One night, he pretended to be a teenager girl who had just found out she was pregnant.
I pretended to be a broker for infant organs.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/03/2012|
R20: People were so naive back them. They took anything typed at face value.
And fundamentalist Christians are used to not questioning things, so they would fall for anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/03/2012|
I was president of the Fort Worth ACLU in 1996-98 and also active in the local Gay Alliance. We received complaints about how AOL was very phobic about not allowing chat areas for gay teens and trans-people. The software would block creation of a chat room "Gay teen chat" but you COULD create a room called "Teen fag bashers." AOL also regularly deleted profiles containing "sexually oriented" content such as "gay white male" while straight men were allowed to list in THEIR profiles how they were "well endowed" and how skillfully they could please women with their tongues, etc. When we tried to point out AOL's double standard on their message boards, our accounts were terminated. Many of the GLCF members...particularly a guy named Kevin or BootmanLA, bashed us and me personally (I had harmed the gay community by getting our AOL account cancelled for standing up for the gay community) and supported AOL's right to censor gay people because they "had the right to regulate their content, just like a newspaper." I needed to learn to accept authority and follow rules. We argued that AOL was selling the right to communicate and make your OWN content (more like a telephone company.) After these many years, the latter has become the norm for the Internet, and closed-access, heavily moderated services like Prodigy, AOL (in its old form) and CompuServe thankfully are no more.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/15/2012|
I was a fixture in Ask Gay Guy Anything for quite a while. (We called it "AGGA") I was ProteusATC. I remained in contact with a few of them for years afterward.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/15/2012|
R22, paragraph breaks save lives.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/15/2012|
I remember the [mycity]M4M rooms capped out at 23 people or so. You would try to get in for an hour, finally do it just as someone would sign out, and the 22 other people in the room would be like the vampires in some 24-hour wrinkle room bar. But they'd never give up their slots.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/09/2012|
AOL also had very popular gay message boards. The 30+ Gay Men board had the same people posting on all kinds of topics for years and years.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/09/2012|
You're soaking in modified version of one, r11.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/09/2012|
MSN's chatrooms were excellent for picking up mens when I was all of 16.
I think that's why they were banned.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/09/2012|
I remember AGGA (ask gay guy anything). I was a charter member of that chat room for several years and wonder what happened to a lot of those guys. I had hoped it was still in existence, but suspected it wasn't. Gosh the questions we used to get from some of the visitors were just ridiculous and our answers were often hilarious. I can hardly remember screen names from back then, but i remember Rauff and OldBilly and a few others. Oh the fun we had in that room!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/22/2012|
Remember "Exotic Black Citizens"?!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/22/2012|
R31, what screen name did you use back then?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/22/2012|
I never managed to find the right gay themed chatroom for me. Everybody seemed to know each other already and I was always the newbie nobody wanted to talk to. And me being scared of STDs didn't make me keen on hooking up, therefore I avoided hook-up chat rooms.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/22/2012|
I used the screen name frnknfurtr. Not very original, I am afraid.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/22/2012|
I worked as a Community Leader for AOL in the LGBT (then called GLBT) areas, first as a GLCF host, then OnQ host. Then, Gay.com bought OnQ and moved those rooms over there. I returned to AOL after a year and stayed until they closed the Community Leaders program. They had some great chat hosts, and I made some good friends.
In the early AOL days, a hosted chat community was novel. I still think there's a place for it on the web, since by having trained chat hosts who could lead good chats, it was an information source and a safe haven for folks considering coming out or dealing with issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/22/2012|
[quote] [R20]: People were so naive back them. They took anything typed at face value.
And fundamentalist Christians are used to not questioning things, so they would fall for anything.
by: Anonymous reply 21
Trust me, that still goes on today, even on dl. There's one born every minute.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/22/2012|
YB . . . .r36 nice to see you here . . . from r10
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/22/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/23/2012|
anyone from cincinnati?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/23/2012|
I havent had AOL since I was in elementary school which was like 1999. WTF
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/23/2012|
aol chat rooms were the best
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/22/2013|
no, OP. I only seek/sought chatrooms with hot masculine dudes. Such as bifootballplayers, str8men4str8men, jocks4jocks, and bicuriousmen. I met some really hot bi athletes on AOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/22/2013|
There's a guy named Jason -- well, that's what he *said* his name was -- I met in an AOL chat room whom I wish I could find again. I never called him back because I was afraid I'd fall in love with him and he'd break my heart. He's the first thing I think of when someone mentions AOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/22/2013|
anyone from nj?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||03/21/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/14/2013|
I still use aol for email. Mostly just all my bills and shopping and the few friends who don't use Facebook. My friends make fun of me, but it's free and not worth the hassle to change all of it.
I did look around some of the chat rooms the other day. First time in over a year I'd been in the actual aol site where they are. Funny seeing how many of the rooms are still there from when I was really into them...1996 or so.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/15/2013|
wow this takes me back ... gay men 30s in 1999..then gay men 40 and gay men 50s A O L was a good place to turn lime green into a signature text. ...lol...from 1999 till 2005 we had plenty of great moments here s to ya girls ..snickering .. GOLLY...
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/19/2013|
I only went to str84str8, bi4bi, bicurious, and jock4jock chatrooms. Met some very hot, masculine dudes, including athletes. I am only attracted to mainstream masculine bros.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/20/2013|
I was DotCalm back in the day. Get it?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/20/2013|
i am looking 4 a dominate agressive dude who wants a relationship
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/24/2013|
brb...have too many IMs going
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/25/2013|
this my first time doing this
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/15/2013|
I wish I could find callboy1wk again. He said he looked like Montgomery Clift, but he looked more like James Franco. One of the best fucks of my life.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/15/2013|
Type 911 for hot 69.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/15/2013|
R47 used to be removing aol messed up your puter..guys just let it be and not use it
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/16/2013|
R47 AOL is free now? God, I remember when it was $3.95 an hour.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/16/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 58||07/24/2013|
Gawd, Anyone remember the Lambda Lounge, I was a host on On Q. That was 1996-'98. Lots of changes here on AOL. Remember a few friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||08/03/2013|
"Exotic Black Citizens" was the best AOL chatroom title ever!
|by Anonymous||reply 60||08/03/2013|
I actually met and had dinner (tried for sex, but it didn't happen) with Matt Sanchez on AOL in 1996!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||08/03/2013|
R30, what was your screen name then? I remember Rauff and a few others. I talked with Trebordee and ThisJustN and WandRDhere a lot and participated in the room. I'm sure I was there nearly every day for a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||08/03/2013|
Okay, this is r62 ... I noticed after I posted that this question was answered but the replies have been renumbered (how does that happen anyway?)
I remember your name, frnknfrtr. And you're right that some of the questions were ridiculous and some of the answers were funny, though sometimes we were just bitchy for no good reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||08/03/2013|
I had some great phone sex hook ups on there, but was usually too timid to meet in person, and the few times I did, the guys were kind of gross. One guy did wind up being a friend I still have, even though we are in different cities now.
I did meet one hot married guy who I hooked up with once. The sex was super hot. We have sort of kept in touch over the years. Had not heard from him in s couple of years, but we both happened to be on Yahoo! one day a couple of months ago. We chatted on cam and wound up watching each other get naked and jerk off. He looked hotter than he did 15 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||08/03/2013|
AOL chat rooms great for someone just "out". Way to explore with some safety. Talked to and finally got the courage to meet a few people in person...not necessarily for sex. Lost track of all of tem at some point, especially after I met my partner 14 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||08/03/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 67||08/18/2013|
Anyone remember the 30+ Men message boards? Stude66, Worley1, JeepGuy, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||08/24/2013|
Fair warning, you are in violation of AOL's Terms of Service. Keep it clean folks...
|by Anonymous||reply 71||08/25/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 72||08/26/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 73||09/01/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 74||09/01/2013|
I remember going into the Gay Christians chat room and greeting everyone with "Good morning, Gayim!" A lively discussion ensued about whether I was being homophobic or anti-goy. My screen name should probably have resolved that; it was Auntie Christ.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||09/01/2013|
AOL chat rooms back it the day were the greatest. The was a sense of community. AOL was ruined when it went to version 3.0, that's when it became "streamlined" with the internet. Before then, AOL was a separate service, you had to connect to the internet separately by opening the browser. When the internet was down, you could still get on AOL, which had its own web pages, its own chat rooms, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||09/02/2013|
I used the "NYC M4M Companions" room and its variants for several years in the early noughts. AOL was past its prime, but the chat rooms were still active. Sometimes I had to slam my way in (tapping the enter key over the "go chat" button repeatedly.) I made really good money, and I didn't pay a dollar in advertising costs. I just sat in that room with my suggestive AOL handle, answering IM's. Many were time-wasters of course, but I was able to discern them from the serious johns pretty quickly.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||09/02/2013|
R43, I'm still around
|by Anonymous||reply 78||09/02/2013|
How does one access old aol chat rooms. Town square.?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||09/18/2013|
What was your screenname, R78?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||09/18/2013|
AOL was awesome before it went flat rate. It was almost all adults, no school kids, no spam, no advertising when you did a search. Like if you searched "gastrointestinal disorder," you got medical journal and textbook articles, not 22 pages of Chinese herbal treatments for it, or Whole Life supplements for GERD or where to buy tea tree oil and raw apple cider vinegar.
My first year of grad school was spent in the library at school. My second year was spent on AOL. When you looked up Lyme disease, you actually got medical information, not some paranoid schizophrenic's "Lymes Disease Homepage truth About Lymes!!!!! Read This!!!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 81||09/18/2013|
where all at in op wanna hook up
|by Anonymous||reply 82||12/20/2013|
what do you think was better for quick sex, AOL or Grindr?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||12/27/2013|
On AOL, there used to be a fantastic chat room for the lesbians among us called, "Women's Space" that was pivotal in my adolescence.
At some point, one of the ladies hosted a local Women's Space party--it was the first time I saw a lesbian other than myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||12/27/2013|
Do Chatrooms even exist anymore?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||01/01/2014|
I don't remember, R80. It probably said "Jay" along with some other set of letters or numbers.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||01/01/2014|
Nice gay guys on AOL was an oxymoron.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||01/01/2014|
wow, this makes me old. I met a guy on Compuserve in the 1990. Flew down to San Diego from Seattle to meet me.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||01/01/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 89||03/15/2014|
hi am 45 old man looking for my 1 man im a vigin with a man facebook at firstname.lastname@example.org
|by Anonymous||reply 90||03/16/2014|
What the hell was Cafe Liban? In all the years I was on aol I never went in there, but it was always there...
|by Anonymous||reply 91||03/16/2014|
Some very young guys met super wealthy closeted men there and now live like queens off of their wealth. They flaunt themselves like peacocks.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||03/16/2014|
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|by Anonymous||reply 93||08/02/2014|
Hello guy I'm 30 bi looking for younger
|by Anonymous||reply 94||08/02/2014|
Any one from Atlantic city
|by Anonymous||reply 95||08/02/2014|
Som guy met his wealthy much older daddy BF in a AOL room. The younger one looks like a beaver with a big steroid like body. Shows off all over the net, takes pics of himself daily.puke.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||08/02/2014|
Every morning, when the chatrooms reset (7:00 am EST), there would be a scramble to get the top-listed room.
There were so many m4m rooms you'd have thought gays were a majority.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||08/02/2014|
AOL was an earthquake on our love lives, creating a global "marketplace" that did to dating what e-bay did to auctions.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||08/02/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 99||09/22/2014|
I'm trying to come out to my catholic parents about being gay but until then I just want someone to talk to or flirt with? 503-400-2788 My name is Ethan :)
|by Anonymous||reply 100||11/14/2014|
Hey idiots - this isn't a meeting board. Please don't list your shit on here!
|by Anonymous||reply 101||11/14/2014|
Hello are there any black guys in the rooms that may live in chipley florida I am a white male and I am looking to suck a black males cock for the first time. Anyone intersted can contact me at email@example.com
|by Anonymous||reply 102||12/24/2014|
Horny mm here any takers?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||01/16/2015|
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|by Anonymous||reply 104||01/26/2015|
There was always a full chat room called "Exotic Black Citizens"!
That title always made me laugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||01/26/2015|
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|by Anonymous||reply 106||03/06/2015|
i would love to find aol chat room again not aim looking 4 community
|by Anonymous||reply 107||03/08/2015|
Wearing wife's hose
Very very tall women
AOL was full of kinky shit for heteros.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||03/08/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 109||03/16/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 110||03/16/2015|
dome of these rooms still exist as private rooms. Folks still gather and chat.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||03/16/2015|
the nice thing bout chat rooms. you could learn alittle aboutthe person's thought process. i madeso many friendsin cleveland and chicago
|by Anonymous||reply 112||03/16/2015|
Anyone in Austin
|by Anonymous||reply 113||04/18/2015|
Hi, Orlando bottom here
|by Anonymous||reply 114||05/19/2015|
I was almost kidnapped and molested from one of them. Still so much innocence in the Chicago suburbs in 1996 (well, minus the john wayne gacey thing).
I met 3 guys from those chat rooms...at 16...and they were all "19" or "29". One took me to the olive garden where he was totally fine with me telling him that I wouldn't be able to get a boner if we hooked up because I wasn't attracted to him enough (I didn't understand subtlety at that age). Another picked me up in a 1970s powder blue broken down sedan and gave me a bj in a church parking lot "because it was empty" - and then I tried to give him some kind of hand job but couldn't find his dick...it was this tiny little thing. Then, I met another 29 yo who I was really attracted to, at 16, (kind of hairy, bearish - and I used to jerk off to commander riker daily) and he was like "you can't ever tell anyone we met or did anything" and I was like "duh" and we hooked up a few times. Then, oddly, he somehow had my cell # and texted me a few years ago! That was strange. He also had tinymeat. Why do pedophiles have such small dicks?!
|by Anonymous||reply 115||05/19/2015|
AOL is still around. One can download version 9.1, for example, and the chat rooms are there. Not many local ones though. I don't look for gay chat there anymore, but the ones related to politics still thrive with many oldtimers using it. My Space, then Facebook, Google, Yahoo, etc., all diminished AOL. AOL was too slow in changing with the tide. I know it's odd, but I still keep a couple of AOL Email accounts, though have a couple others elsewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||05/19/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 117||05/24/2015|
I discovered military m4m while stationed at Fort Bragg. Very few in the room were military but had names like "ranger" or "SEAL" and were full of bullshit. They never gave up their slot and monopolized the chat with their bullshit. They became really hateful when they were exposed as fakes which was only too easy, and then would chanfe their screen name to something even more ridiculous. That made it only easier for genuine military guys to meet each other so thanks!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||05/24/2015|
I made a living in NYC Escort M4M and the variations thereof in the late 90s . I met my boyfriend in an AOL chatroom as well. We've been together 18 years now.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||05/24/2015|