Random chatting with local people is a click away, however you can sign up and reserve an identity if you choose.
You have a choice in the free chat rooms between chatting in a communal room with hundreds other users or private online chat with individuals from the members list, or both.
UK Chat has provided free live chat rooms since 1997 making it one of the oldest in the world.
It's changed a lot over the years while keeping its core principles of free online chat that with no sign up.
So, what this means for you is if you are particularly uninteresting or uninviting on the eyes, you may get "next"-ed over and over, such that you may find the service to be somewhat depressing.