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About Gransnet

About Gransnet®

Gransnet is the busiest social networking site for the over 50s. Launched in May 2011, the site was described by the Telegraph as "a new dawn in grey power."

At its heart is a buzzing forum where users debate the hot topics of the day, support each other through tough times and share a laugh. Brimming with useful content covering everything from fashion to grandparenting, travel to technology, as well as competitions and an incredibly popular bookclub, there is something on the site for everyone. Gransnet is recognised as a champion for digital inclusion and is constantly challenging the stereotypes of ‘older people’ in the media.

What's more, we have Gransnet Local, a network of sites featuring the very best in your local community as well as opportunities for gransnetters to meet up with like-minded neighbourhood folk.  

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Best of all, we have other gransnetters:

"Gransnet is such a warm community of wise and wacky people, who entertain, support and advise. Love it!"

"I would just like to say a heartfelt thanks for all the smiles and support all of you have given since I joined. I think ours is a wonderful community and I am beginning to feel as if I know some of you quite well. Special thanks to those of you who replied when I needed extra support."

"I've had great laughs and fantastic support. I've learnt a lot and found that there are plenty of grans out there just as mad as I am. Which is reassuring."

Joining Gransnet

Tech GrannyIt's free to join Gransnet - you can do it here. You don't have to join to read the forums, but once you do you can post - and then you'll get our lovely weekly newsletter, you can enter our brilliant competitions, get our child development calendar...


What if I'm not a grandmother?

We have a shed for grandads (though we don't insist they stay in there) and lots of topics that are of interest to a wide range of people. So, while the overwhelming majority of our members are grandmothers, we pride ourselves on our inclusiveness.


Password reminders

As long as you know the email address you registered with, we can send you an email with your password and a reminder of your forum username. Just follow this link and fill in your email address: password reminder.


How do I post a message on the forums? 

  • You need to have joined and be logged in. Go to the Log in button at the top of any page, click on it and fill in your username and password in the box.
  • At the bottom of each conversation ("thread") there's an "add your message here" box.
  • Type your comment into the box 
  • If you want to see what it looks like, click the "preview message" button
  • You can make changes and preview again, and when you're ready, click the "post message" button.


Our advertising policy

Gransnet is a business funded mainly by advertising and we hope to be a profitable one, but our overarching aim is not the pursuit of profits. We are independently-owned and we aim to conduct business in an ethical manner.

We support the WHO/UNICEF International Code on the Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and do not accept advertising from a number of companies including Nestle. We do not accept advertising for a number of products, including cosmetic surgery, that we believe do not sit well with our philosophy.

We are a community, not a lobby group, though we are prepared to campaign for issues where our members feel strongly. We are apolitical and accept advertising from all political parties. When the main political parties place advertising with us, we offer the same coverage and rates to their opponents.


To discuss advertising on Gransnet, please email sales@gransnet.com

Contact details

We want to make using Gransnet as easy as possible, so if you have any suggestions for improvement, please let us know at contactus@gransnet.com.

For any media enquiries, please email our press team at media@gransnet.com 

Gransnet is an offshoot of the very brilliant Mumsnet, the leading parents’ website. To advertise on Gransnet, please contact sales@gransnet.com.

Registered address:

Studios 13-16, Deane House, 27 Greenwood Place, London NW5 1LB

Twitter: @gransnet

Facebook: www.facebook.com/gransnet










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