Friendships on Pen Pals

Meeting new, interesting people is easy

Forget swiping, #hashtags and fake followers. Pen Pals is the most authentic way to meet new, interesting people all around the world.

It's safe. It's fun. It's free.
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Letters unlock new friendships

On Pen Pals, you meet new people by writing letters. The letters you write are instantly delivered to new people all over the world you've never met before.
Meaningful interactions
On Pen Pals, we don't care what you look like or how popular you are. We won't try to sell you a fake lifestyle (or designer sneakers!). Around here, you'll find honest conversations with real people.
Discover the world
With Pen Pals, you can travel to exotic locations, learn about different cultures and meet fascinating people with a swipe of your finger. No airline ticket required.
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How it works

Download the App
The first step in meeting new, awesome people is to download Pen Pals. It's free to use, available on iOS & Android and works on over 10,000 types of devices.
Send a letter
Send letters to meet new people. Share a great story, post a beautiful photo or tell people what intrigues you. Remember, good first impressions will get you the best responses.
Meet new people
You'll instantly receive replies from new people around the world. The more letters you send out, the more replies you'll receive and the more people you'll meet.

Meet someone awesome? Add them as a friend to chat in real-time. Learn More.
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Privacy by design

Meet new friends without sacrificing your privacy. We don’t ask for unnecessary personal information and we would never sell your personal data. We don't even ask for your email when you register. Pretty cool, right?

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