Welcome to the site Jonny! Age is just a number in here as you will soon find out. Do as IHC says and join the chat room next time you log in. A lot of us love to chat but there are a lot of members who aren't even aware that they are automatically logged into the chat. So don't be discouraged if people don't immediately reply to you in general chat.
If you are on a PC, the general chat function is in the lower right corner of your screen. Just click on general chat.
If you are on a mobile device, the chat feature is also in the lower right corner of the screen. It's a little box that you have to click and it will open a new window.
General chat and posting in forums is available to both paying and non paying members.
Private messages and emails can only be initiated by a paying member.
If you are a non paying member, you can respond to emails and private messages sent to you by a paying member.
At the end of the month, if you are one of the top 10 people that post in the forums, you will receive a full membership for the following 30 days.
Just a few things I've noticed when I became a member. Again, welcome to the site and let us know if you have any questions.