How to match with members on PenPal

So you’re signed up to PenPal, or are on the hunt for a new pen pal to connect with. Now the question is, how does matching with pen pals work and is it right for you? This article will take you through how PenPal matches you, so you can make up your own mind!

If you’re trying to find different kinds of ways to find pen pals then check out this article as well.

How PenPal matches you – put simply…

PenPal matches you with another PenPal member somewhere on the planet, based on your common interests, hobbies, area and preferred language. Once you click to find who your match is, you can either send them a postcard, or unmask eight further mystery matches. Now you have one hour to reach out by postcard before your matches are refreshed!

How does PenPal Match work?

A preview of how PenPal match works with a text.

So having been enticed by the mystery, you now have three matches in front of you… What do you do now?

Take a look at your their profiles and self-summaries to help you write your postcard to them.

  1. First, click ‘Send a postcard’
  2. Choose a cool design or add one of your own photos
  3. Craft your message and click send.
  4. A few days later, your postcard will arrive with the post.
A graphic showing the PenPal worldmap and where pen pals are located via icons

Hang on… Does something feel off? That’s because the address of your new pen pal is invisible behind a layer of security – meaning you don’t need to enter a postal address at all! We’ll add it automatically, before printing and delivering your message straight to their door.

Now that they’ve received your postcard, someone, somewhere in the world, will read it. Once they register the postcard as arrived, they’ll have the option to leave a reaction for you, to let you know what they thought of your postcard. Now it’s their turn to send you a postcard in return to get your budding friendship going!

What about direct exchange? Can I add friends?

Yes, please! Either search directly for a username of someone you know in person, or add mystery pen pals as friends. Alternatively, click through your interest tags, to discover an archive of members with the same interest. Then reach out and request them!

Convinced? Try out PenPal!

Go ahead and give PenPal a try if you’re interested in connecting with other awesome members across the world. We’ll gift you two free postcards to start you off!

Still have questions? Contact us here or check out the full ‘how it works‘ right here on the blog.