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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 has been 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 food, travel to technology, as well as competitions and an incredibly popular book club, there is something on the site for everyone. 

An offshoot of the very brilliant Mumsnet, the leading parents’ website, Gransnet offers a sense of community, which can often be a lifeline, alongside essential lifestyle advice. So whether you're seeking impartial advice from our users, looking for daily dinner ideas, or want to find that perfect gift for a partner or friend, Gransnet is the place for you.

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Best of all, we have other gransnetters:

"Really look forward to seeing the emails arrive in my inbox every day, have lots of laughs along the way. And enjoy taking part in the more serious discussions too, it’s like one big extended family so to speak, thank you all for posting, it’s great to hear different takes on all the discussions daily."

"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."

"This website has brought people into our lives who we share common bonds with and help along life's rough highway, giving companionship, support and love to each other." 

Joining Gransnet

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It's free to join Gransnet - you can do it here. You don't have to register to read the forums, but once you do you can post and join in the conversation. You can also sign up for our daily newsletter and get all our top threads, competitions, recipes (and more!) direct to your inbox. 

What if I'm not a gran?

Our forums cover a wide range of topics - not just grandparenting. In other words, it doesn't matter in the slightest whether you have grandchildren or not!

How do I post 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 to sign into Gransnet.
  • At the bottom of each conversation ('thread') there's a comment box where you can add your message.
  • Type your comment into the box. 
  • If you want to see what it looks like before you post, click the 'preview message' button.
  • When you're ready to publish your message, click the 'post message' button. Your post will then be added to the discussion. Please note that you can't edit messages after you have posted them, so make sure you are happy with your message before you post it. 
  • If you want to start a new thread, go to our forum page. Click on the topic you want to post your thread under. The page will show a list of active threads in that topic. To post your own, click the yellow 'start discussion' button at the top of the page. Enter your subject (the title of the thread) and message, and click 'create conversation' when you are ready to publish your thread.

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.

Our newsletter

We also have a much-loved daily newsletter which sends gransnetters a dose of talk, competitions, and more, delivered straight to their inboxes. Perfect for reading while you drink your morning coffee!

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 [email protected].

For any media enquiries, please email our press team at [email protected] 

Registered address:

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

Twitter: @gransnet
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gransnet
Instagram: @gransnethq
Pinterest: www.pinterest.co.uk/gransnet

Our advertising policy

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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 [email protected]









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