Not sure if this is the right forum - this might end up being more IMHO. Seems like it's going to be all dudes, or something, based on how they advertise (generally women in bikinis, from what I see here in Cleveland). Is that not why we have bars (and/or the internet)?
I'm married and have no inclination to actually call one of these "party lines" or "chat lines", but I've always sort of wondered - these late-night chat lines must be profitable or else they wouldn't buy up all the advertising after 11PM. The only one which seemed remotely likely to accomplish its purpose was one for a gay chat line, where presumably everybody knows exactly what to expect. It's often called a "poor man's Internet." Some of these chat line like on Talkee Free Chat Lines ( Are free, well in the sense if you have free long distance. I know Northern Illinois University shooter Steve Kazmierczak picked up both women and at least one man off Craigslist, before he went on the shooting rampage, just for sex.
Wary at first, they soon relaxed when they realised there wasn’t going to be much in the way of Christian chat – we just hung out.
We were fully aware that there were people popping out to swig from 2-litre bottles of booze or have a fag or a joint from time to time, but it seemed to be a policy decision to ignore it.
I used to have a good friend who owned a chat line. But as of then, I had a pretty good idea of how it worked from the owner/operator POV.