Making new friends has gotten a whole lot easier. Are you looking for deeper and more meaningful relationships?

Pen Pals is the best app to make new friends from all around the globe.

Pen Pals strives every day to help you make friends and not followers. Many other social media platforms can feel a bit overwhelming.

If you are not inundated by ads or sensationalized headlines, you often witness dismissive phrases. Although social media isn’t completely negative, Pen Pals likes to focus on friendships above anything else.

Make New Friends In A New City

Making new friends in a new city can be a bit intimidating...at the beginning at least. If you find yourself in a new place, it can be hard to spend the time to explore and immerse yourself in your new home.

While you unpack, adjust, and familiarize yourself with your surroundings, making an effort to strike new friendships can fall to the wayside.

Pen Pals has a large network of people from all over the world. If you’re worried about finding the right places to visit and the right people to go on an adventure with, Pen Pals is sure to have people from one of your major cities.

Try asking for the best restaurant or places to hang out with others. You never know who might be up for an adventure or to simply help you make your way around the city.

Even if you haven’t made the move, you can always plan in advance and make a list of all the places you’d like to visit to become acquainted with your new stumping grounds.

Making a Pen Pal has its many benefits, but how awesome would it be If you knew a familiar face, even if you met them digitally?

How to make friends with new people

For some people, making friends comes naturally to them. Others prefer to be more exclusive about their friendships.

The great thing about Pen Pals is your ability to choose the level of depth you want to take your friendships.

Exchanging messages and letters with your Pen Pal can tell you a lot about your new friend. Now you can meet friends from as far as across the ocean you want to go, or as near as you are located, and still get to know them thoroughly.

Making friends with new people doesn’t have to be challenging. Here are a couple of tips for making new friends and when meeting new people!

Think about the flow of the conversation

The way you communicate with someone can tell you a lot about the relationship with that person. When you find yourself in a naturally-flowing conversation, there is no such thing as “small talk.”

If the feeling of friendship is mutual, there is nothing forceful about the conversation with your Pen Pal. You won’t feel like you have to say or respond to anything, or have any sense of discomfort.

Think F.O.R.D.

F.O.R.D.? What do you mean? Are we talking cars?...trucks?

When you find yourself not knowing how to start a conversation, think of these topics and in this order:

Family, Occupation, Recreation, and Destination (F.O.R.D.).

Family

Ask your new friend and Pen Pal about their family. Where does their last name originate from? Do they have any awesome or special family traditions? Do they have any siblings or are they the only child?

For some people family can either be a touchy subject or a joy to talk about, but don’t worry, that’s why you ask. Additionally, talking about your family is also a very easy thing for people to describe and elaborate on.

Occupation

Occupation seeks to find what your new friend and Pen Pal do for a living. Do they enjoy their job? Ask how they came about the decision to dedicate part of their life to that specific career.

You may find someone who does something completely different than you and learning more about that field.

Your Pen Pal can also be a great networking source. If you are considering a career change but don’t know how you would like it, make the effort to find someone who is already doing what you hope to do in the future.  

Recreation

What do you like to do for fun? What are some of your hobbies? Do you like to run? Or do you rather run through a whole season of your favorite show in a weekend?

We humans are so intricate. Family, friends, and work aren’t the only thing that defines us. We all have that one thing that helps us de-compress and feel like we are truly living.

Destination

While on the subject of de-compression and truly living a full life, the conversation can easily transition to the places we want to visit and travel.

We are all dreamers. We dream about the places we want to visit and the things we want to see. Ask your Pen Pal about the places they have visited and the ones yet to be explored.

Our world is huge, that we know, but we also live in the most connected time in history. A “land far, far, away” might be just a couple of hours aboard a plane.

If there is a destination on your bucket list you have been longing to visit, finding a Pen Pal that walks the streets of your dreams might only be a click, a message, and a letter away.