It doesn't matter what your gender identity is, you have a place in the community.
Starting a small business in the community is as simple as creating a texture in GIMP or Photoshop and using it to spice up whichever item you choose.
After you've mastered the art of using Stickers, you can then proceed to making your own Furniture, 3D Rooms and even games scripted using Flash. You'll find a room seemingly made just for you and plenty of people across the globe to role play with.
With so many active users, you'll certainly find a clique to hang out with and be able to socialize to your heart's desire.
If at any point during your visit you become the target of hate speech, IMVU's handy flag tool should come in handy to send a message to customer support.
In this virtual world, you are encouraged to be your best virtual self.
According to the company, the core members of IMVU are 18 years and older and romance comes part and parcel of the community.
In IMVU, you can be as incognito or flashy as the Kardashians. Although you can chat about anything from the weather to politics, you can also put your characters to good use and participate in role playing sessions. It's important to note that each room has their own set of rules, though there are some general ones to observe so as not to spoil the fun for others.
Just like the variety of avatars you can create, there's a room for everyone. That being said, discrimination is, of course, a no-no in IMVU.
Even if you're not after anything long term, a virtual romance may just be what you need.