There are many benefits of friendship. From increasing your sense of belonging to helping you cope with traumas, such as divorce, serious illness, job loss or the death of a loved one. Friendship boosts happiness and reduces stress.
* Where the word 'cafe' appears, it refers to any cafe, club or other organisation.
** Where the word 'coffee' appears, it refers to any coffee or non-alcoholic beverage.
How We Reduce Loneliness & Isolation
When you register as a Friend and enter the area where you live or where you work (at Step 1) we find other registered Friends from your area where you live or where you work and autofill your 5050 Coffee invite form, so all you need to do is highlight who you'd like to meet and send out your group or individual invite to meet-up at any cafe of your choosing. Just ensure that 'Set & Forget' (in Settings) is switched ON.
You can also, say: 'Hi' by sending a wave. Introduce yourself (using the 5050 Intro form by tapping the blue handshake icon found under every profile photo). Intitiate some conversation by sending a message or upload a vlog (and become 5050 Verified).
How To Send Your 5050 Coffee Invite
It's easy. Just hit the coffee cup icon or the person + icon (top-right) to meet up as a group.
Select a cafe, then send out your invite. People who have interests in common or are from the same area or work place area are off to a flying start when they meet because they already have a lot in common. You can invite people in a one-on-one and stay safe by being independent (going 50/50) or send an invite out to a group. There's safety in numbers and way less anxiety when meeting up with more than one person at a time.
How To Find Friends From Your Area Or Who Share Your Interests
You will not need to find friends from your area or who share your interests because we notify you by email and on the website when friends from your area or who share your interests have joined.
How To Invite Friends For Coffee - Send A Group Invite (Multi Invite)
We take the anxiety out of initiating meeting-up with new friends. All you need to do is tap the coffee cup icon found beneath every profile photo for a one-on-one meeting or tap the person + icon (top-right) to initiate a group meeting, select a cafe and SEND! Wait for your reply. Invites expire after 24 hrs.
Start Your Free Trial Today!
It's easy to start your free trial. No credit card required. Auto-renew, deactivate or cancel at any time.
1/ Choose Join as a Friend - under the right hand top hamburger icon.
2/ Complete Step 1 (basic info).
3/ Complete Step 2 (profile photo + interests)
Ensure that 'Set & Forget' is turned 'ON' so Friends from your area or workplace area can find you.
For Friends Located In NZ
Friends in NZ can request that their local cafe display the Scan Me! A4 in their cafe, so when they scan-in and join 5050 they can:
Redeem a free coffee (or beverage up to $5.50 NZD). When they do, they'll be supporting their local cafe.
Friends are important and can increase your feeling of well-being!
The good news is, you no longer need to be single to mingle. At 5050 we think no matter what stage of life you're at or how many friends you have - we think more friends is more! One way of forming new friendships is by having things in common. So if you're from the same area or workplace area or share the same interests, then you're off to a good start!
- Turn 'Set & Forget' (in Settings) to the ON position to get started.