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20 social networking sites, clubs and forums for over 50s

Joining new clubs and societies is a great way to get out there and meet new people

If you live in a rural area with limited social opportunities or just find it hard to step out of your comfort zone, meeting new people can be hard.

Here are twenty social networking sites that can help you connect with similar people near and far.

  1. Silversurfers – connect with people from similar walks of life
  2. Stitch – a dedicated social community for over 50s
  3. Meetup – Meetup helps you to connect with people in your community to try something new
  4. Senior Chatters – a place to chat, create personal blogs and join group forums
  5. Buzz50 – a social networking site for seniors over 50
  6. 50connect – living life to the full, health, entertainment, food and drink, finance and more!
  7. Nextdoor – a community hub where neighbours can meet, chat and build better communities based on their location.
  8. Senior Chatz  Meet seniors from all over the world in easy-to-use chat rooms.
  9. Hell’s Geriatrics – invites you to grow old disgracefully
  10. The Oldie – an online newspaper for over 50s
  11. Older is Wiser – branded as the ‘social networking site for grown-ups’
  12. Never Mind The Bus Pass – a site aimed at those of us who don’t feel our age
  13. Gransnet – a website specifically aimed at grandparents
  14. Over 50s Forum – a place to chat, share and make friends
  15. Forces Reunited – a place for ex-servicemen to find old friends
  16. Over Fifties Forum - a social networking and dating site for over 50s
  17. Fun at Fifty – an online dating site for over 50s
  18. Fifty Plus Forum – a forum to discuss interests and chat to others 
  19. The Joy Club - a paid-for online activities club for those looking to enjoy retirement
  20. 50plus Club - a website to help you find love or friendship after 50

Time to get social

If you’re stuck in a rut or just fancy reaching out to like-minded people, try any of the above sites. Social networks can be a great way of meeting new people, helping your local community, or even connecting with old friends and family.


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