Hobbies:history, art, music, literature Penpal message / wishes: Hello to whoever decided to read my add.
Writing letters (handwritten ones) has always been something I enjoyed. It is a very nice way to share one‘s thoughts with an other person. It‘s quite personal and, at least to me, rather exciting. Now I am not really comfortabale with having my real name and address in the open, out for everybody to see. So in case you actually are interested in becoming penpals that send letters to each other, I‘d humbly ask you to exchange a few mails with me before asking for my address.
It would be boring to reveal everything about myself in this add. Tho, I am somebody that tends to write lengthy letters and I don‘t answer e-mails daily. I do try to answer as soon as possible. But suffice to say that if you have little patience then writing me may not be the best decision.
I dislike small talk and abhor instant messaging as well. Oh yes, one other thing: Please don’t contact me if you’re looking for a girlfriend/wife or an affair. I am interested in none of this and simply will delete your mail.
My name is Sophie, I'm 25 and currently studying at a German University. My life is busy and there's always lots of stuff to do. I study three languages and that's not even the whole story, I work, I have a boyfriend, I organise events for and with other University students, I go for runs, I read massive piles of pages each day, I play the piano and the cello, I drink too much beer with my friends and rant about alcohol on the following morning, I go on long hikes and complain about my feet hurting afterwards ... so what am I even doing here?
Well, I've been penpalling for quite a few years, but it has become quiet around my old penpals. And frankly: I miss it! Sitting down, gathering my thoughts and having some time just reflecting about my life or that of my penpal's, a good discussion or an agitated rant ... it's soothing and interesting and really broadens my horizon. And the following ritual of taking the written pages to the post box and waiting for a reply makes it a special experience, much more relaxed and slowed down than an e-mail or a whatsapp message. If you feel the same way, I would love to share stories and ideas and discussions and whatever else you would like to talk about. Your age and nationality and gender don't matter to me at all! I can relate to pretty much any topic - I might not always have the same opinion as you do, but there are no taboos with me. You can talk to me about everything - but you might have to endure that I'll disagree on some things. So hit me with stories about your lizard, your stamp collection, your last expedition to Antarctica or view on the state of this world (and how we could make a better one on Mars)!
What I can offer is long letters with insights about me and my country, random facts about my studies, recommendations of B-movies and Metal music, doodles and puns and transcripts of long-winded thinking processes on things that occupy my mind. I would love to share conversations with a penpal that go below the surface and deal with more essential (or maybe even existential) topics, too. I do realise that you can't force that kind of relationship, but I think it's worth giving it a shot!
So, who's up for a good old-fashioned conversation on a piece of paper? Write me an e-mail and we can exchange addresses and figure out who will write the dreaded first letter. You can write to me in English, German and Norwegian (and Swedish/Danish if you're okay with me writing back in Norwegian). I also speak French and Icelandic, but not quite as fluently as the others. Even less fluent is my Japanese, but it's there, so I would actually be grateful for a Japanese-speaking penpal for a little practice (and don't worry: We could do most of it in English and you would only have to endure short passages in my horrible Japanese).
PS: Please send me a message worth replying to. If I get one sentence saying "Hi, let's be friend" or something along those lines, I won't reply. Seriously, we want to start off a pen friendship, that's all about writing! If you can't be bothered to write much or anything of interest from the beginning on, how is it supposed to work?;) Please think about that before dropping me a 2-line-message.
Hobbies:writing, reading, blogging, psychology, singing, learning languages, collecting postcards Penpal message / wishes: Hey there,
my name's Mim, I'm 30 years old and from Germany, but my English is good enough to hold a decent conversation.
I'm looking for genuine FEMALE (!) e-mail and/or snail mail penpals . I like lengthy letters/e-mails and deep conversations and meaningful discussions about just anything.
I'm a good listener and always have an open ear for my friends. I'm looking for long-term penpals who can hold a conversation and don't disappear after a few letters/e-mails. I‘m not a friends collector, I prefer having a few very close friends than lots of acquaintances.
I‘m an introvert, world citizen, pacifist and a bit of a nerd.
I'm into writing, reading, blogging and vlogging, social media, psychology, singing and songwriting, nibbling chocolate, sipping tea, penpalling, a bit photography, collecting postcards and learning languages (I speak German and Swabian as a native speaker, English (almost fluently), French (level B1) and a few basics in Spanish, Dutch and Indonesian).
Please tell me something about yourself, where you live, what your hobbies and interests are and anything you'd like to share in your first message. Remember: The intenion of your first message is to make me curious and see if we might click. Would be nice, if we had something in common.
Hobbies:design, art, photography, movies/series, music, games, nature, cats Penpal message / wishes: Hey, my name is Danny and I'm from Germany. I'm looking for Pen Pals from the UK or USA. I want to improve my English and I really want to learn your culture. My dream is to move to one of these countries in the future. :)