Thursday, 10 January 2019

Over 50? Kick Start Your Social Life and Make Friends With Smile-Connect.Com

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As a new year dawns, people look forward to what 2019 will bring. This is the time to reinvigorate your social life and make friends with people who share your interests. You may be feeling isolated due to bereavement, health issues or family living far away. You are not alone. - the Sussex social networking website for everyone aged over 50 can help. Smile Connect is a community of people just like you, who want to form new friendships with people they can practice their hobbies with. 

Engaging in pastimes is fun but even better when enjoyed with friends. Taking up a new activity also keeps you healthy, so why not visit to become part of our community, joining lots of people in your area, who enjoy a variety of interests.  

You can search a list of member Profiles and when you find someone who enjoys the same pastimes as you, it's easy to connect with them. Just send a Connection request to ask that person to join your Smile Connect social network. 

If you're new to Smile Connect and don't feel ready to Connect straight away, you can send a virtual smile to other people to show you have similar interests. They can send smiles back and a lifelong friendship could start right there  –  just with one click.

Smile Connect has already helped lots of members form new friendships and kick start their social life. So begin 2019 by joining our community and become a member of for free. 

The Sussex social network for everyone over 50

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Friday, 6 July 2018

Smile Connect - the Sussex social networking website for everyone over 50 that helps you connect and make friends with people who share your interests - the Sussex social networking website for everyone over 50 that helps you connect and make friends with people who share your interests. was built with one main aim; to prevent people over 50 feeling lonely or isolated.

Smile Connect is a online social community for people aged over 50 that helps them connect with others who enjoy the same pastimes. By forming online and face to face friendships, members can build healthy, active and fulfilling social lives. was purpose built with its users in mind and welcomes people who may feel excluded by other websites due to use of complicated layouts, small text or brightly coloured, flashing imagery. We try to use large, easy to read fonts and plain coloured backgrounds.

We are also aware that not everyone is familiar with using the internet. could be the first website someone has ever used, so we aim to use clear language and refrain from using jargon or internet slang. 

We may not always get things right but we constantly review Smile Connect to ensure our community get the best experience, so If there is anything you feel we could improve upon, please feedback to us.
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The Sussex social network for everyone over 50

Friday, 20 October 2017

Lonely? Over 50? Smile Connect is here to help. The how and why...

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My name's Sharon. I'm a forty something woman, who lives on the south coast of England and I am the founder of, the Sussex social networking website for everyone over 50.

As I'm not yet over 50 myself, I often get asked by new new members of why I had the idea for the website. Here's the answer.

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Some years ago, a widowed relative - once an outgoing, girl about town, suddenly found her social circle of close friends and female siblings had disappeared due to age and illness. Getting out and about wasn't as easy as it once was and she was reluctant to join senior lunch clubs as she felt everyone there would be 'old'...

Thankfully, this lady had the support of close of family who visited every day. Had circumstances been different, she may have been one of the many older people in the UK and beyond, to suffer from loneliness - something more damaging to health than smoking several cigarettes a day.

Extended families are disjointed nowadays - with miles separating grandparents from grandchildren and their parents. Some live on other continents to each other.  

As we grow older, we lose touch with friends and our social circle dwindles. People sadly lose partners. These events can be traumatic and create feelings of loneliness that can knock one's confidence; making it hard to build a fulfilling social life. I felt there had to be a way to re-connect people, helping to form new friendships and bring meaning and fun back into older people's lives.

Smile-Connect was created to help to do just that, to help people in Sussex connect with one another, share hobbies and form on and offline friendships. Our users don't just socialise online, they also meet each other face to face. 

So although I'm not quite there yet, I know that being lonely and over 50 is something that could well happen to me. Any of us in fact. I want to help people in Sussex create a social life for themselves and show that it's not just young people having all the fun. 

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The Sussex social network for everyone over 50