I installed java as requested and I clicked on the chat tab. It brought me to the page and displayed the following message inside the chat window..
Please Log In To Access Parachat Room .. Something along those lines.. I looked in all the options in there of, did not find a solution.
Now.. I am logged in on interpals.. Yet it asks me to log in? I think the chat is broken, or there is something to which I am missing.
I figured it out.. http://www.interpals.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=18827&sid=de47b26487e7b0fb5b1baf397ac967e2