How our Club works

Global Penfriends is for penpallers of all ages and interests. The club caters for both snail mail penpals (penpals by post) and those looking for internet or epals. To join the club you need an email address. If you don't already have an email address, you can register for a free address at

How to get started and start finding penpals

1) Create a free penpal profile
2) Await profile approval
3) Search for the right penpal OR wait for someone to contact you.

Internal Messaging System

This club is a family friendly platform from where you can meet new penpals and friends from all over the world. By family friendly, we mean that it is safe for people of all ages - from children to adults. The site makes use of an internal messaging system, so you will never have to give out you email address to prospective penpals, until you feel comfortable with your new contacts. Our members safety and security is very important to us and we will protect your personal data and contact details.

Once you have established contact and trust with pen pals through the Global Penfriends internal messaging system, you are free to discuss how you will communicate with your new friends outside of our website - whether it be by post, email, phone, Whatsapp, Viber or some other software. Many of our members are looking for a combination of both internet friends and postal penpals.

Global Penfriends administrators review each and every profile on our website. Any profiles that are found to be unsuitable for penpalling are deleted immediately. We also perform regular scans on our database to find spammers and scammers for our members protection. Any reported scammers are investigated immediately. Each time a profile is modified, it is reviewed again to ensure content is still suitable and family friendly.