Get a new pal

PenPal revives the adventurous, fun and honest conversations of true pen pals.

Share your unique interests and stories with new friends from around the world. Go get the pen pal you always wanted to have!
What our users say

How it works

PenPal is simple and fun!

  • Sign up and match with other members
  • Create a real postcard online, that we will send as a physical card for you
  • Your address is hidden securely behind your username (making it safe!)
  • When you receive a card back in your mailbox, an online messenger with your pal will be unlocked for additional chatting
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Friends with mutual interests

We match you with open minded people who search for real friendships too.

Send and receive postcards

Feel the excitement of opening your mailbox to well-thought-out postcards.

Connect with people across the world

Share your passions and thoughts with pen pals from all over the world.

Our mission

We’re here to help people rediscover the joy of thoughtful communication and genuine friendships.

PenPal provides a safe environment for people to share their interests and stories in a more meaningful way with members from all over the world.
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Jannik
 · Germany
I was feeling lonely back in my hometown after staying abroad for some time. Thankfully, I stumbled upon PenPal by accident. Since then, I can't stop recommending it. With PenPal, I can connect to the whole world and visit amazing places by writing to people around the globe. I've made friends thousands of miles away and was actually able to learn some Spanish while doing that! I'm truly greatful to be part of the PenPal community.
Mik-Mik
 · Philippines
In this world of instant messaging, writing postcards gives me a way to relax and switch off. I've been an active postcrossing member, but with PenPal I love to put a personal picture on my postcard and tell the story behind it. I feel that way more thought and creativity flow into the postcard compared to sending a message on my phone. Thank you, PenPal, for giving me the opportunity to meet wonderful people and share my joy of writing and snail mail. Here's to many more letters!
mariona
 · Germany
PenPal has made my life a little more exciting and the postcards give me something to look forward to. It always puts a smile on my face when I open the mailbox and see another card. It didn't took long until I was talking to a few people around the world. I've made a truly great friend in Spain. He's halfway across the world and I feel closer to him than most people. We talk about our many interests and share experiences of our day to day lives. I hope everyone can find someone they feel this close to.