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Website Review: Interpals

Interpals is a website where you can find a pen pal from almost any country in the world. It is a great way to make new friends and learn about different culturals.

 

Interpals is a website designated as a pen pal site and it is definitely that and a whole lot more. The site is set up so you post a profile and get mail from people any where in the world. It is a great way to meet and exchange emails with people from all over the world but like any site it has it’s advantages and disadvantages.

 

Joining Interpals

joining interpals is pretty simple you simply file out an on line profile and answer a few simple questions and then post your profile. You can post with or without a picture but posting a picture will get you more responses. Simply include information on what kinds of things you would like to share with a pen pal and what kind of pen pal you are looking for and you are all set. From that point you can either sit back and wait for someone to contact you or take a more active role and read others profiles and contact them.

 

Emails on the site

One of the nicest features on the site is when someone contacts you they do so through the site and not your private email. This allows you to get to know someone a little before deciding to let them have your private email or not. There are many people who pop in and leave a short message on your wall, or send an email to let you know they are interested in exchanging emails. It is a wonderful way to get to know people from all over the world.

 

Interesting features on the site

The site has several interesting features that might be of some interest. The forums allow you to chat with people who have interests in common in with you. There are forums for people of different age groups, music interests and even a forum for people who love to write. These forum’s makes it simple to connect with people who share your interests on a casual basis.

 

Another interesting feature is their language exchange. If you are learning a foreign language or want to practice newly acquired language skills you can join this forum and exchange messages with someone who will help you improve those skills. It is a fun way to practice any new language you are learning or to brush up on your skills that you may all ready have while making friends with people from that country.

 

They also offer you an opportunity to chat though like most open chat situations the chat room often has several conversations going on at once. Still it is interesting to see what people are talking about from day to day.

 

Advantages of This Site

Interpal allows you to connect with people from all over the world and to learn about the way other people live while sharing common and not so common interests. The site offers many opportunity for you to connect with people who are close to your own age and share many of the same interests. It can be fun learning about new people and it is always exciting to get new email from someone with whom you can share a variety of interests.

 

Disadvantages of this site

Like any site of this nature there are people who misuse the site and will try and scam you out of money or will send offensive emails. The good thing is that these people do not have direct access to your private email and you can easily ignore them and their messages.

 

You will also get people who totally ignore specific requests you have made in your profile as to age or countries you do and don’t want to connect with.

 

Interpals can be a great site to meet people and establish Internet friendships and even romantic connections if that is your desire. It is a fun site and can be enjoyable if you carefully monitor those who contact you and be sure that they are the type of person you want to know before giving out your private emails. While some pen pals will become long term friends other will come and go rather quickly. For anyone looking for a pen pal this site is certainly worth taking a look at.

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  1. ceegirl

    On March 22, 2010 at 12:12 pm


    good article

  2. bailieman

    On March 22, 2010 at 12:38 pm


    Sounds a good set up as long as you are not an avid stamp collector.

  3. Goodselfme

    On March 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm


    Thumbs up on sharing this with others.

  4. Sourav

    On March 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm


    Thanks for the info… I will certainly check out this site!

  5. Christine Ramsay

    On March 22, 2010 at 3:43 pm


    That sounds like an interesting site. Thanks for the recommendation.

    Christine

  6. PR Mace

    On March 22, 2010 at 5:52 pm


    Sounds like an interesting site. It’s amazing to me what we can do on our computers

  7. Gijo George

    On March 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm


    Great review.

  8. zoeyclark

    On March 24, 2010 at 5:58 am


    sounds like fun. hadn’t heard of it before. might give it a try:)

  9. steve

    On June 25, 2011 at 7:52 am


    As a long time user of i-pals, i would like to warn people that they changed there moderation team. I as a user now have concerns over personal data security and mods reading personal messages outside thier remit. one mod openly discusses others in the forums, yet if you query a discissin your told not to talk about it in the forum…try justepals instead

  10. David Estwick

    On July 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm


    Hi this is a good site but there is also something similar, while learning different cultures you can also learn about the country your friends are from. This will be done by each member from a different country to start a group page for their country and load that group page with info, pics, videos and content about that country that others can see and lean. This site is called http://www.modapal.com

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