How It Works
Request Your Match
Complete the brief form and when your match is ready, we'll contact you.
Officially Sign Up
After you have been matched, select your subscription and get ready to write.
Check Your Email
Be on the lookout in your inbox for details about your pen pal and how to get started.
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Mail Your Letter
All letters are sent to one central location. You will send your letter to the attention of your pen pal's first name.
The Letter Swap
Once received, your letter will be transferred from one envelope to another and confidentially mailed directly to your pen pal.
Smile at the Mailbox
The mailbox should be a source of joy. Get ready for your letter to arrive in a blue Pen Pal Life envelope.
Rinse and Repeat
Write those letters! You get unlimited letter swaps a month, might as well use them.
Unlimited letter transfers per month
Only pay after you are matched
Never share your home address with your pen pal
Every pair is hand-matched
Your Home Address
Your home address is sacred and we'd like to keep it that way. Every letter will come through a central location and be transferred directly to your pen pal without divulging where you live.
All matches are hand-made.
Only pay once your match is made.
Complete your pen pal match form before subscribing.
Once you complete your form, you'll be instructed to subscribe.
*If you live outside the United States and request a pen pal, you are required to be matched with a person in the United States to be in alignment with the Pen Pal Life matching service. If you have questions, please contact us. At this time we are not able to service requests from Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Syria and the Crimean region of Ukraine.
Ongoing Pen Pals are on hold.
As we approach the new year - we're excited to say that our ongoing pen pal program is going through some modifications to better serve our customers and those who believe in our mission to keep letter writing alive!
In the meantime, please enter your email address below to be alerted about the updates and check out our sister program The Random Letter Project to start writing and receiving letters TODAY.
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