Have you ever joined an exercise group or class only to realize everyone is at least 20 years older (or younger) than you? It definitely puts a damper on things, especially since most of us are more likely to continue an exercise regimen if we're enjoying it. I am not saying you can't hang out with people who are not in your age group, but when it comes to exercising it may be beneficial for some of us to stick with those in our own range.
One way to find walking groups of people, or even a walking buddy, with your same exercise interest is through WalkStyles.com -- an online community where you can search for walking groups in your area. The best part? You can narrow results down by gender preference, age preference and proximity preference.