Some people like to look for pen pals closer to home too, with an eye on one of these pen pals turning into someone special.
Most people don't mind paying if they are going to get value for money, but let's begin by examining possible sources of free pen pals.
Aside from its ethical standing, what is surprising is that Pen Pals Planet is free to join.
As a free pen pal member you can chat, browse the database of profiles and even view a limited number of potential pen pals profiles, as well as use other features.
Any pen pals organisation has costs associated with its online presence, so Pen Palsp also offers paying memberships which include other customer benefits. Free standard pen pals membership enables you to receive and reply to emails from pen pals for free.