Finding the right senior chat room for you

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Once you’re ready to dive into the world of online chatting all that’s left to do is find a senior chat room and sign up. As we retire and our families move away to start new adventures, you might find you have more time on your hands or want to expand your social circle to find people who share your interests and hobbies or have had similar life experiences that you can relate to.

Trying new things and joining clubs, societies and other groups is a great way to get out there and meet new people, but if you live in a rural area, have restricted mobility or don’t have access to the right transportation or opportunities to socialise in your community, it can be more difficult to connect with others in your age group.

Particularly for over 50s and 60s, the internet is a great way to combat loneliness and meet new friends. Chat rooms offer the opportunity to interact with others and talk about everything from your grandchildren to tips for your garden. The options are nearly endless – online there are thousands of chat rooms to choose from where you can connect with others and share a laugh.

Finding the right chat room for you

The most important thing to remember about chat rooms is that it’s up to you how much or how little you talk about, how long you talk for and what you say. While most high quality websites have checks in place to make sure there are no fake users, it’s important no matter who you’re speaking to or how much you feel you trust them never to share personal information in a chat room, for example your bank details or full address. Being mindful of your own personal safety and security will allow you to enjoy yourself and make the most of your time chatting to new friends.

If you have a special hobby or interest – gardening, collecting, art or literature for example – this is a great way to explore online chatting. Chat rooms with a very specific focus take some of the pressure off because instead of worrying about small talk, you can spend your time discussing the topics you love and connecting with people who share your passions. Once you’re more comfortable, chat rooms made specifically for seniors can help you meet people who you can share anecdotes about your interests, retirement and families with.

The best chat rooms for over 50s and 60s

Once you’re ready to dive into the world of online chatting all that’s left to do is find a chat room and sign up.

The online chat rooms here at Silversurfers emphasise the importance of connecting with people for our general happiness with  interesting topic discussion, and are geared specifically at the over 50s, so you’ll be sure to find people in similar walks of life.

Similarly, the chat rooms on Buzz50 make it easy to find chats and discussion forums with other over 50s that interest you. Senior Chatters is another high quality chat website based in the UK, where you can go to chat, create personal blogs and take part in private chatting and private messaging as well as group forums.

To connect with a broader group of people of all ages and backgrounds who share your interests and passions, Yahoo Groups is a very popular service and is easy to use to discuss everything under the sun. Finally, if you’re looking to form offline relationships by meeting people online, try Meetup – this site is specifically designed to help you connect with people in your community to get together and try something new.

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Sharon
8th Sep 2014
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Anyone want to chat
JimmytheFish
3 days ago
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Hi, I just joined as well, haven't a clue what I am doing?
Sharon
8th Sep 2014
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I am Sharon and am new on here
Silversurfers
8th Sep 2014
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Hello Sharon and welcome … visit our Forum/Chat room … that is the best place to get started … http://www.silversurfers.com/forum .. hope you make some new friends :)
Sharon
8th Sep 2014
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I am sixty looking to chat
david
18th Sep 2014
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hello Sharon
ihavn't a clue about this kind of thing but it would be nice to say hello I'm ot good at this so if you would like to talk i think my email may be best geapindd75@outlook.com David look forward to hearing from you David
June
29th Aug 2014
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I am no t sure why but I have not found a "friend" to chat with. So I will say good bye ...and will move on to some other chat line. Y'all have a great day eh?
david
18th Sep 2014
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whoops im here geapind75@outlook.com i would like to chat with you
janet
8th Aug 2014
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why is it so hard to finds friends when you get so called old?
david
18th Sep 2014
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i to am looking for a friend its all new to me geapind75@outlook.com lets begin from there
janet
8th Aug 2014
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Hi,my name is Janet.This is my first time on a chat.I am 66.
david
18th Sep 2014
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Hello Jan

ditto I'm lost on this adventure it may be better if email me geapind75@outlook.com look forward to your reply David
Silversurfers
8th Aug 2014
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Hello Janet and welcome :) We have a Chat room of our own … click this link and register to start chatting with new like minded people. http://www.silversurfers.com/forum/ We also have a very active Facebook community if you would like to join in there too: http://www.facebook.com/Silversurfers50 Best wishes :)
Marguerite
4th Aug 2014
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I am 59 & I live in the US and I am originally from Canada. I am a traveling EEG tech who is working in North Carolina. Would love to chat with new friends. M
Silversurfers
4th Aug 2014
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Hello Marguerite and welcome .. Silversurfers has a chat room of our own so click this link : http://www.silversurfers.com/forum/ and register and get chatting with like minded people here :) best wishes
June
25th Jul 2014
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Hi Ruth , I am in Ontario Canada also. I just turned 71 !! I like to sew and knit ....I sometimes think I am an artist and then paint something....LOL
I do have some knitting machines as well as piles of needles for hand knitting. I am about an hour out of Toronto Ontario.
Ruth S.
28th Jun 2014
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I'm new to this too. I'm a widowed 59 year old lady in Ontario, Canada. I have 2 children and 3 grandsons. Still working part-time because I need to.
david
18th Sep 2014
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hello Ruth just to say hello im useless on this please contact my e mail may be a good start David
derickc4
13th May 2014
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hi anybody about 70 birthday in a few days just feeling sorry for myself
janet
8th Aug 2014
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I was 66 this year and know the feeling
david
18th Sep 2014
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June
3rd Jul 2014
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Hi Derickc4---whatever you do ...don't feel badly on turning 70...My 71 st birthday is coming this week....and now I wonder where it all went. I spent so much of my life working and being alone...now I am busy trying to find friends....so lets all chat and be happy for reaching the 70's.
Dick Barton
22nd Apr 2014
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Hi all out there in the big wide world am looking 4 some one to chat with as i am retired merchant seaman looking after my wife not to well so if any one wants thre ear bending email me and c how it goes travelled the world all my life now on the scrap heap of life am 74 still at work many thanks tc Bick
Marguerite
4th Aug 2014
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Hi, I would love to chat with you. I have cared for people as well. M
Dick Barton
19th Sep 2014
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Hi Marguerite sorry 4 tje delay in reply but atb the moment i have a lot on my plate not food plus i have a acre of garden 2 look after plus the wife,do ihave bad days u bet but i have the memories of the travelling i have done and the places i have been so i u want to have a freien on line,then lets give it a try if not take care Dick
Donna T
30th Apr 2014
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Hi, You sound as if you have had an interesting life, would love to hear stories of your travels and your life thanks
Dick Barton
19th Sep 2014
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Hi there.sorry 4 the delay in reply but i have a busy life as i work and have a acre of garden to lok after so if u want 2 email me and get the friendship going i am here most days thanks 4 the reply tc Dick
berni
11th Apr 2014
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hi everyone hows it going
Sharon
8th Sep 2014
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I'm good how are. You
Sharon
8th Sep 2014
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Phil Worley
12th Dec 2013
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Does any one drive horses? What livestock do you keep
Sharon
8th Sep 2014
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Just looking to chat with somone
Silversurfers
13th Dec 2013
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Hello Phil ... we have a very lively facebook page .. you may want to post your question there .. I am sure you will get a huge response ... www.facebook.com/silverhairs :)
mick emms
29th Nov 2013
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hello everyone my names mick ,i'm new here and i'm hoping to make new friends i'm 64 married ,I like playing guitar ,walking ,and I do like a pint hopfullt I will find new friends thank you
Richard
14th Dec 2013
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Hi Mick,
I am new to this type of thing, I ended up here because I was bored silly and I started playing around on my computer, I noticed your message on this site, and realised am in a similar situation to yourself insomuch that I am married, I enjoy 'trying ' to play my guitar and I am 66 years old , I don't get out walking a lot these days as my knees have given up on me! as a result I tend to drive everywhere. I do enjoy the odd pint, and going to theater. If you pick up this message, please confirm you have received it and I will write again,
Cheers
kath
26th Nov 2013
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do you know how i could find silversurfers in my area please?
david
18th Sep 2014
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where are you then imgeapind75@outlook.com cant seen to use this site
June
3rd Jul 2014
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I am just wondering if this group is actually in the UK? I am in Ontario Canada. Perhaps this is for folks from everywhere in the world?
well that would be good also.....
Silversurfers
3rd Jul 2014
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Hello June, although we are UK based, everyone is welcome to enjoy Silversurfers and to join in and contribute :)
ant
31st Dec 2013
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Hi my name is anthony i have just set up a company called uklifeinsuranceservices which specialises in over 50s plans for life insurance and building and contents if you are interested in a quote please email me at anthony@uklifeinsuranceservices.com
Silversurfers
26th Nov 2013
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Hello Kath, We don't actually have a physical meeting place. You are welcome to join in with anything that interests you on the website, and also there is an extremely lively facebook page, with many like minded people joining in. Find us here: http://www.facebook.com/silverhairs Best regards :)

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