Before you get emotionally involved, consider the pitfalls. Although many people looking for pen pals are just friendly and curious about the world, some are looking for money or a free ticket to the U. Many sites are for children and teens only, but some welcome adults who want to connect with people their own age.Some are open to people who are interested in dating.It was during their second month of Tinder texting that Lucy, a 25-year-old publicity manager, began to question things with english teacher Greg.She knew so much about him that Wikipedia could have hired her to write his profile page.Back before email and free long distance, when a person wanted to communicate with someone who lived far away, they wrote a letter.
“I’ve got to the point where I’m like, so, James or Tim or whoever, it’s been nice telling you how I am every few days for three months, but, it’s over.The "letters" are usually e-mails or IM's, and the communication is instantaneous.With the popularity of online dating sites, many people are starting "pen" relationships with potential partners.Since the idea is to make a new friend, not necessarily to get a date, there's no pressure. If you're hoping to find a partner by finding a pen pal, you do need to be careful.Just like in online dating, people are not always who they say they are. You can still connect with a pen friend through some organizations, but the easiest way to start a writing relationship is by looking online.