I will be 67 next month and retired from the many different jobs in my working life. I guess that I didn’t ever find my calling. I went to university at age 59 but when it was over it was too late to launch a new career. I wanted to lecture but students don’t want to listen to old fogies, so sadly I put aside that idea and settled into life as an eccentric dog owner. I live in a beautiful Lancashire valley surrounded by hills that demand they be walked/climbed, how could I refuse? I would like to do a bit of cycle touring but a recent diagnosis of spondylosis and some hip pain means that I may not be doing a world tour anytime soon! I’m keen to make some friends as I have been on my own for a very long time now, my daughters don’t bother much with me and I don’t have a partner.I didn’t expect to be so isolated at this time in my life, isn’t it strange the way family and friends seem to forget us when we get past 60? I will pop in regularly and hope to strike up some friendships.
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I have joined Silversurfers because I am lonely in these uncertain times.I am not very good with grammar or technology so I hope you will all excuse my errors.I would be grateful of a chat with anyone, hope everyone is doing well in these strange times  :) my son has just taught me how to do an emoji, hope you like it!
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Just wanted to introduce myself and say hello!
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Hi All Have you any experience of moving somewhere new on your own? I would love some input into my plan for the future, if you would be so kind. My circumstances are as follows: I have found myself a bit isolated since I am widowed and no longer out at work. I seem to have only acquaintances rather than close friends nearby. I have joined clubs and keep busy with hobbies, but the few people I have met seem set in their existing groups of friends or are reluctant to do anything in the evening. I have retired before getting my state pension as I no longer feel well enough to work. Lack of funds is stopping me doing more on my own. So I have come up with a plan to sell my home and rent somewhere instead; this will give me some more disposable income, enabling me to do more and to travel to meet old friends and family. It would also take away some concerns re house maintenance. Now for my curved ball…… It has been suggested to me that I move 100+ miles away to Warwickshire…… a beautiful area with plenty of new places for me to explore and good transport links for visiting friends and family. I have done some online investigating and it certainly has potential. Now I am wondering what pitfalls there might be that I have not thought of. :-(
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Hi fellow chatters. I'm trying not to spend too long at the keyboard, but would love to chat to anyone out there who enjoys good conversation. I'm a novice at this but it can't be that dissimilar to chatting in person. I'm a great believer in finding the positives, even if we have to search long and hard. Anyone who remembers Pollyanna from their childhood will understand exactly what I mean by Pollyanna it. I live in Nottinghamshire but am in a very pleasant spot in East Yorkshire this week. Globetrotting this week! I clocked up 36 years as a teacher and am now retired and grateful that I don't have to cope with a global pandemic in a school with teenagers who won't socially distance. See what I mean? there is always a positive.Talking of pandemics, one of the things I really miss is the theatre. I can't wait for them to reopen properly. Do message me if maybe you miss it too and you want to chat.
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I am new to this site and I have only seen posts from across the big pond. Not that I don't want to chat with people from other areas. I was just curious if this is a global site.
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I'm new, just looking for someone to chat with- newly single newly retired blah blah blah :)
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Hi everyone. Like the few posts I have read, I'm also in my 60s and feeling very isolated and lonely.Even though I live with my wife and daughter (and hubby), I don't feel like they understand me. Perhaps I don't understand myself. My life has been in search of a dream and rather fruitless up to now.I'd like to put in more effort, but I feel tired and dispirited most of the time. I'm so glad that many of the posts here are similarly honest about themselves. I wonder how can I make some friends and get the support I need?
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Hello. My name is Mike and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Looks like a nice website to meet people.I'm trying to get my girlfriend to join as well but she's hesitant, so I thought I would try it out and then tell her more about it. I understand the majority of members are in the UK? How many Canadians are there? I like meeting people internationally. This is the second forum I've ever joined, the first was cancelled.I look forward to making new friends and participating in interesting conversations.
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I've just come across this site, so am a complete newbie. Each site is different so it takes a little while to settle in. Nice to be able to connect with older people!
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