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I would like to make new friends for general conversation only

I have recently moved to a new home, and I feel very isolated where I am living not knowing many people here. I would very much like to make and chat with some new friends.  Is there anyone else in the same situation?


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ednalee3101
12th Feb 2017 11:47:50
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I feel you should always be yourself and not pretend to be a different persona. Which area are you living in? I am in Gloucestershire.
Response from Peter52 made on 12th Mar 2017 21:43:36
I live in Lincolnshire on the East coast at spilsby
Response from chrissyp made on 16th Jun 2017 00:26:15
I live in the next county, Wiltshire
Artygal
17th May 2020 15:22:47
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I am in the same boat. I have moved to Tennessee from NJ and making friends is not as easy as one would think in the south. Is it because I am not part of a couple? Didn't have a problem at home. Very lonely - I have put out the effort, but no one seems interested in making a new friend. I live in a neighborhood - not islolated. When I moved in my real estate agent invited my neighbors to a "welcome to the neighborhood" get together - food, etc. No one came.
BasBarra
24th Apr 2020 18:42:37 (Last activity: 24th Apr 2020 18:58:00)
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Good evening 'Moodyblue'. Just a short month or so I could easily have chosen a very similar 'moniker' as I was suffering depression, my elder sister having suffered a long painful death from cancer in February. After her funeral in March, I was starting to get myself (with the aid of my doctor) when along came Covid19! However, the lift in the weather [and having regained a lost contact with a marvelous lady!] I have been on the way back up again.
I'm 81 - 82 in June, and whilst my sister was suffering, I started to realise just how small my circle of friends had become over the years; for some odd reason many old friends, even acquaintances, were vanishing one by one! So I've decided to start over, and build a new social circle, though it seems of necessity to be by social media!
Where did you move to - and from where?
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se13
21st Apr 2020 17:51:35 (Last activity: 21st Apr 2020 19:01:40)
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I'm not sure how this all works I'm interested in making friends especially at this time so there's anyone out there let me know and I'll come back to
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 21st Apr 2020 18:19:18
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Response from islandPat made on 21st Apr 2020 19:01:40
Hello,

I am about this evening 🙂

Pat
MaryK83
16th Apr 2020 03:16:56 (Last activity: 16th Apr 2020 07:14:14)
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Hi. I am very new to this. would just like to have a pleasant conversation with pleasant people. I am 61 years young and still working. My two sons live in different states. by the way I am from California. in the old days there were just simple chat rooms and I could figure that out. that was 20 years ago. older and not a big fan of pcs. so a babe in the woods as one might say. with work do not come on often, but am hopeful. hope all is good and you are safe. have a great evening and will check later
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Redsurfer
29th Mar 2020 21:36:31 (Last activity: 13th Apr 2020 21:31:09)
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Hi, I have just joined this evening and would love to chat to anyone interested. I am 64 young at heart Lady, recently moved to Lincoln, retired and owner of a Coton de Tulear dog. I don’t have family nearby except a busy daughter. I find the evenings very long and don’t want to just watch the TV. I would love to hear about yourself. Thanks
Response from Wilf made on 29th Mar 2020 23:01:14
Good evening Redsurfer and welcome to Silversurfers. I have been on here quite a few years and there are lots of very friendly folk on here who are always open for a chat and a laugh. regards Wilf
Response from Melina - Assistant Editor made on 30th Mar 2020 08:46:27
Hello Redsurfer and welcome to Silversurfers. A good tip on how to get involved on our site is to take a look at Current Topics in our Forum and feel free to engage in anything that takes your interest. We also have a very active Speakers Corner section where you may find something that interests you. https://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/ and if you would like to join the discussion on the challenges of self-isolation then here's where to go: https://www.silversurfers.com/silversurfers-forum/topic/daily-diaries-of-those-who-are-self-isolating-due-to-coronavirus/

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Response from Susie7 made on 13th Apr 2020 19:18:24
Hello Redsurfer
I have just joined also.
Assuming you mean U.K., I live near Lincoln and also have a dog - a little dog - Maltese/Cavalier.
I miss walking round Lincoln parks, I must say.
I have no family and on my own. Not always easy is it? You just have to adapt, I guess, but it exposes the lack of family at times like the present.
How is everyone coping with lockdown? I’ve been catching up with the DIY jobs - do it yourself rather sums it up!
Anyway, I’m new here so a big ‘hello’ to everyone. Hope to chat soon.
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Brighteyes00
28th Feb 2019 16:05:18 (Last activity: 6th Apr 2020 22:59:22)
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Hi everyone. I am new and just wanting to meet new senior friends to chat with. Don't quite know my way around this site, but i will learn. Have a great day, and hope to make new friends her.
Response from 58barney made on 6th Apr 2020 21:39:30
hi brighteyes00 new member trying to find my way round to lol
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 6th Apr 2020 22:59:22 > @58barney
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ShelleyR
29th Mar 2020 19:27:01 (Last activity: 29th Mar 2020 20:10:43)
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HI, I am facing retiring after a very consuming job of teaching Orchestra in the Public Schools for 30 years. I started teaching late, so that brings me to a healthy, active, mind and body young-at-heart 77. I say, facing retiring, because I haven't wanted to let go of my job which I love. However, Corona has brought me to my knees and I'm saying "Uncle". I'm done, and am using the Corona shut-down to start my new life with online violin teaching, online languages, this chat-room, reading, writing my life-story, etc. When we're back to normal, I will visit our Senior Community Centers, and back to church, and choir, etc. My daughter and son-in-law, also musicians, are presently living with me, luckily., and their dog. So, I'm a pretty happy camper with the shelter-in-place of California.

In spite of my ability to keep myself connected and active, I find living alone really hard, especially at this age, when, our options seem limited. Not for activity, but for relationship. I miss conversation, hugs, family around me in my home. I can only get a small pet in my present home, and I like big dogs, so, I don't know...

Would love to chat with similar aged people, any State, California would be nice, and the Bay Area really nice! And very interested in Scotland, as I am half-Scottish. My grandparents were born about 15 miles south of Glascow. I have never been, but, on my Bucket list.

Here's to chatting! Shelley
Response from Wilf made on 29th Mar 2020 20:10:43
Good evening Shelley and welcome to Silversurfers. I have been on here quite a few years and there are lots of very friendly folk on here who are always up for a chat. Scotland is the most beautiful place. In my youth I did a lot of climbing on the mountains of the west coast which are mystical and resound with wild places and beautiful lochs (lakes). All the best, Wilf
retiredhen
14th Feb 2020 13:24:09
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Happy Valentine Day to all of us
Aristel
12th Jan 2020 04:21:14 (Last activity: 14th Feb 2020 13:21:26)
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Oh boy, I am across the waters in the USA. Actually I live in Dallas, Texas.
Would love to make new friends for conversation
Response from retiredhen made on 14th Feb 2020 13:21:26
Valentines day in the UK do you have this type of celebration in Dallas
FELINEFRIEND
21st Jul 2019 15:40:59 (Last activity: 15th Jan 2020 13:10:50)
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Hi is anyone interested in gardening
Response from Emerald53 made on 15th Jan 2020 13:10:50
Hi,
Nope, I can’t stand gardening, I have a guy that does mine..lol
But I guess you have/like cats by your name? Now cats I do like, I have two, brothers 11 years old.
Raining
2nd Dec 2019 12:06:06 (Last activity: 15th Jan 2020 13:06:13)
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Hi. I live in Merseyside. Does anybody live in that area. Would love to chat to you.
Response from Emerald53 made on 15th Jan 2020 13:06:13
Hi Raining,
I just joined today, I’m from Merseyside would love to chat.
Kingham68
30th Nov 2019 09:00:45
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Recently moved back to Edinburgh after 28 yrs away....would love some new friends to chat with.
Purplelily
12th Nov 2019 06:11:34 (Last activity: 29th Nov 2019 01:28:49)
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Is anyone else not looking forward to this Christmas? This will be my first on my own as husband in Care and family spending time away. I dont want to be a nuisance or burden to anyone so am trying to be outwardly cheerful and optimistic, but privately the whole prospect of the Day is depressing. Live South Dorset and would love to chat.
Response from Alfred6 made on 29th Nov 2019 01:28:49
up for a chat..if you are..
Bettyboop1
2nd Nov 2019 20:53:15 (Last activity: 3rd Nov 2019 11:08:01)
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Hi, I live in Royton and would like to make new friends for chit chat and socialising xx
Response from PatriciaB96 made on 3rd Nov 2019 11:08:01
Good morning and welcome to the site, I hope you will make lots of new friends with the same interest as you
MickiPembroke
19th Oct 2019 15:33:01 (Last activity: 19th Oct 2019 19:21:46)
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Hi Everyone. New here since a couple days ago. Looking forward to meeting you, friendships, chatting and sharing. Thank you.
Response from PatriciaB96 made on 19th Oct 2019 19:21:46
Good evening Mickipembroke welcome to the site, I hope you will make lots of new friends with the same interest as you
mina3733
18th Oct 2019 22:38:06 (Last activity: 19th Oct 2019 12:52:09)
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Hi I am 57 year old female. Still working. Joined this site meet some cool female friends
Response from PatriciaB96 made on 19th Oct 2019 12:52:09
Good afternoon mina3733 to the site, I hope you will make lots of new friends with the same interest as you.
PaulineT57
14th Oct 2019 22:00:40
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Hi, anyone from the Doncaster area?
Alfred6
8th Oct 2019 23:54:19 (Last activity: 9th Oct 2019 07:51:04)
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....was hoping to connect with someone..a lady..with a view to exchanging email letters...But...alas no luck so far.......and really do not know how to go about making contact....Any advice received gratefully..
Response from Tr1sh made on 9th Oct 2019 07:51:04
Hi Alfred

I have seen quite a few posters looking for email pals but, perhaps, the best way to find email friends is to join in the forum topics and share your views and interests. There are a lot of sections here where you can do that - Speakers Corner, Showcase - and also a place for writers to share their stories and poems. You are more likely to find compatible people if you join in topics which interest you,

Good luck.
jan19512003
20th Aug 2019 18:00:00 (Last activity: 20th Aug 2019 21:09:48)
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Hi, anyone from around Farnborough Hants?...lots from Stateside.
Response from PatriciaB96 made on 20th Aug 2019 21:09:48
Good evening jan19512003 , welcome to this site , I hope you will make lots of new friends .
CaroB4
7th Jul 2019 14:42:23
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Haven't moved home but plenty of us feeling much the same...Keep chatting and posting...just join in! What part of the country are you?
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