Men get paid for video chatting

Hopefully, you and your service member had a discussion during pre-deployment about how often you'll communicate while he's gone.If you didn't do this before he left, it's not too late to try to establish these expectations now.

In June of last year, on a whim and mostly out of boredom, Abuhamdeh mounted his phone next to the register and began to broadcast his day on You Now, a live streaming service. People would walk up and pay, he would ring them up, and then as they left, nail them with a zinger spoken to the camera.

The gist: take the millions of male gamers out there and offer to hook them up online with a gaming buddy of the opposite sex for a fee.

Or, as founder Eric Strasser put it, “if you can buy a girl a drink in a sports bar, why not buy her a game online?

Your service member is probably as anxious to communicate with you as you are with him.

Once deployed and actively engaged in his unit's missions, there's little that your service member can do to control when he'll be able to call.

Men get paid for video chatting