If the member has the instant messenger enabled, is online, and is not in stealth mode, you will see a button labeled Instant Message near the middle of the profile. In addition, any other search you conduct will show which members are online.
From there, click the Who's Online link to see hundreds of online Mingle2 users.
There are a number of reasons why the person may not have replied to your instant message.
The user may no longer be at his or her computer, and thus unable to respond.
Or, the member may not have time to talk and, therefore, refused your request.
In either case, you might want to try again at another time…or find another member to chat with.
If another member sends you an invitation, you will see a box come down from the top of the Mingle2 page.
In that box, you can choose whether to accept or decline the offer to chat.
*note: If your IM is not working properly, make sure you have the latest version of Flash on your computer.
Also, phones may not be compatible with the Mingle2 IM program.
Click the My Account tab and then the Settings link near the top of the page.
If you see a Turn Off Instant Messaging link, then you already have the instant messenger enabled.
If you see a Turn On Instant Messaging link, you will want to click that link.