5050cafefriends : Friends Benefits

Friends Benefits

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 people from your area or who share your interests can meet-up as Friends.

** Where the word 'coffee' appears, it refers to any coffee or non-alcoholic beverage that is sold or served.


How We Turn Online Friends Into Real-Life Friends

It's simple!

To Make Online Friends

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. 

To Make Real-Life Friends 

Send an invite for 5050 Coffee after you've selected a cafe. You'll be able to select any cafe in any of 5 countries to meet-up with your online friends. People who have something in common like same area or same interests are off to a flying start when they meet each other. You can invite people in a one-on-one and stay safe by being independent (going 50/50) or send an invite out to your group. There's safety in numbers and way less anxiety when meeting up with more than one person.  

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. Your friends from your area or who share your interests will appear in My Favourites and you can highlight who you'd like to invite and send a group (multi-invite) from there!


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)

That's all! Start socializing.

Then if you'd like to stay on (with access to all functions) a monthly payment of only $12.99 NZD converted to your country's currency is all that's required.


For Friends Located In NZ

Friends in NZ, can request that their local cafe display the Scan Me! A4 in their cafe, so when it's scanned they can:

  1. Redeem a free coffee (or beverage up to $5.50 NZD). When they do, they'll be supporting their local cafe by joining 5050. 
  2. Friends from the same area or who share the same interests have something in common. Say: 'Hi' by sending a wave, add them in My Favourites, then send out a group invite. 
  3. Select a cafe in any of 5 countries, then send an invite to your Friends for coffee to that 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 - if you'd like to find more friends, you've come to the right place. Our philosophy is that one way of forming new friendships is by having things in common. So if you're from the same area or share the same interests, then you're off to a good start!

You Can:

  • Say: 'Hi' - by sending a wave.  
  • Intros - Welcome someone by introducing yourself. 
  • Emails and Notifications - when someone Joins as a Friend from your area or when someone shares your interests you're notified.
  • Group Invites - you can find a group of Friends, Favourite them, then send a group invite out to meet up with at a cafe in your area, using only one invite.
  • Select a cafe - choose a cafe in or out of your area and send out your invite/s for 5050 Coffee. 
  • Support Your Local Cafe - let your local (NZ cafe) know how they can facilitate friendships (and more customers) by displaying the 'Scan Me' A4 and that  they can list their cafe (for free). When they do, they can receive a payment for a first coffee (or beverage) to the value of $5.50 when they a/ list their cafe b/ you 'Join as a Friend.'  c/ When people who 'Join as Friends' show the: 'Thank you for joining 5050' email.

10 Benefits Of Finding Friends on 5050

1/ Don't forget, when you 'Join as a Friend' and successfully complete registration, you can autorenew ON/OFF, deactivate or cancel at any time.

2/ Create people to meet in your area yet, let your local cafe/s know about the 5050 offer for cafes and ask them to list their cafe for free. People will then be able to scan-in and 'Join as a Friend,' and you'll be able to redeem your free Coffee. (You'll be notified when someone joins from your area or shares your interests).

3/  Vlog to Join: With a simple video-selfie that is no more than: 'Hi, I'm Kevin from Cronulla in Sydney - invite me for coffee.' You'll instantly be 5050 Verified and Friends will get some idea of what you are like. The 5050 V badge will instantly show on your profile photo when you have a vlog present.

4/  After you've joined, you'll be able to send coffee invites out after you've selected a cafe. You can select a cafe by entering the address or area of the cafe you'd like to be at and hovering over the map. Or by choosing a 5050 (standout) Cafe listing in your area. 

5/ Send an Introduction or say: 'Hi', by sending a wave. You can find 'the hand wave' icon under every profile photo or introduce yourself the old-fashioned way, by finding the handshake icon under every profile photo.  Declare who you are, where you're from and what you do, then (importantly) mention some of what they're in to.

6/ Groups - form a group by favouriting Friends that have joined from your area or who share your Interests. Then send a wave or an Intro or a message to welcome them. 

7/ Group Invites - you can meet up in a Group by finding the Person Plus (+) symbol (top-right) and following the steps, once you've highlighted your favourites (they will appear at Step 2) and selected a cafe, you'll be able to send the same invite to multiple Friends. There's safety in numbers!

8/ Access to all functions: When you Join as a Friend you'll have access to all functions.

9/ Choose any cafe in either: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or United States.

10/ Slow someone down by Pausing them. (They won't be able to contact you for a couple of weeks).