As the Internet becomes integrated into daily life, these chat rooms can provide a vital link to meeting people and continuing to keep the mind active. Many seniors see it as a time to do the fun activities that have been on their minds for years.
While some people might volunteer or travel when they get older, others long to keep learning and educating themselves from the comfort of home.
With Watson and Stelle’s study in mind, we’ve tested several popular dating sites, looking also for easy online experiences, and come up with five – both free and fee-based, senior-specific and all-ages – that we deem senior-friendly. Click here to visit OKCupid Note Be aware when signing up for auto-payment on any online dating site: Complaints have been filed that certain sites continue to charge monthly fees after a member cancels. See our updated Best Senior Dating Sites (2014) Thinking of trying online dating?
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You'll also want to become aware of some common chat room symbols and acronyms so you don't get left in the dark when it comes to what people are saying.
That way you can be sure that the people you chat with are here for the very same reasons that you are.
Not only that, our dedicated team of chat room monitors (all volunteer members) help oversee our chat rooms making them run smoothly day-in-day-out. Just clean, fun and friendly chatting for all our members.
Most chat rooms do not require any special software.
Normally, you'll only need a computer with a good Internet connection and the ability to type on the keyboard.
There are chat rooms dedicated to anything and everything, including activities that seniors enjoy.