In pre-internet days, "pen pals" or "pen friends" were friends who kept in touch by sending letters, written with a pen (or pencil or typewriter).
Writing was a way for people who lived far apart to learn about each others' lives.
Some are open to people who are interested in dating.
Ok it's early days, but I am very very happy, and so is he.
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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.
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.
Find someone who you find attractive and start communicating as pen pals.