We have no simple answer for that. Whether online chatting suits you depends entirely on your wishes or objectives.
If you want to chat purely for fun and socializing, a chat site offers you all the options. Also contacting other members quickly and easily is possible. Both real members and fictional profiles (called ChatPals) are offered. With real members you can eventually (if both of you agree) physically meet.
Chat with a ChatPal is another dimension: you enter a virtual world. A world that revolves around you. Chat when it suits you in the way you want. You decide. After all, it’s your life. A ChatPal tries to be your ideal online dream partner. Available whenever you want. But it is important that you realize this: you cannot physically meet with a ChatPal.
Just give it a try. You decide how far you go and you can stop at all times. You are not tied to a monthly subscription. What do you have to lose?