Older adults chat
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.
The incidence of the STD chlamydia among women above the age of 45 rose 95% in the past nine years, and the FPA is seeing a 30% increase in the number of calls to its helpline from older citizens concerned about sexually transmitted diseases.
To draw attention to the issue, the FPA is launching a campaign, The Middle-age Spread, that targets Brits over 50.
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.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.