About PenPal World website

PenPal World does the work for you

With PenPal World you can find as many pen pals as you want from the comfort of your home! Simply sign up and start searching for members all over the world. If you receive a message you’ll be conveniently notified at your e-mail address.

 

More than 1,000,000 members

PenPal World has more than 1,000,000 members from all around the world and it’s growing fast. As a member, you’ll be able to write to any of the members. PenPal World’s web site is available 24 hours a day and makes finding pen pals simple and convenient.

 

Pen Pal – noun – a person you come to know by frequent friendly correspondence.
PenPal World – website – a place where you can meet over 1,900,000pen pals from every country on the planet.

 

 

PenPal World Features

  • Connect with people all over the world
  • Your own mailbox
  • Add friends to your profile
  • Upload your photo to your profile
  • Leave comments for others
  • Powerful search engines
  • All profile pictures are reviewed
  • Paid VIP Membership available

You Are In Control

  • Minors can block all adults
  • Block users or entire countries
  • Update your profile in real-time
  • Easily report inappropriate messages
  • Pause your profile
  • Cancel anytime, no obligation

 

 

About PenPal World

 

Jakob and Linda

Hello. My name is Jakob Herrmann, and I am the founder and webmaster of PenPal World. For the first 16 years I was the only person who is running PenPal World since the first day 18 years ago.

My history: I grew up on the south side of Switzerland on the border of Italy in the beautiful famous Swiss Alps. When I was 25, after three years of schooling, I received a diploma as a car body painter, but I left my job in pursuit of something greater.

So in 1998 I moved to the Los Angeles area of California, where I went to Santa Monica College and majored in Computer Science. There I also started Penpal World, an idea that came to me in the middle of a sleepless night. I also met my wife then, Linda, who’s Vietnamese, and we married in 1999 in Santa Ana. Today we have three daughters, Emma Rae, 2001, Alexis Leigh, 2003, and Sophie Anne, 2007.

 

Our kids

After graduating from college in 2001, I was accepted to Cal State Long Beach University. However, instead of going back to school, I decided to jump into the work world and started working as a webmaster for television.com. After one year doing that, I landed a job at Sony Pictures Entertainment as a web programmer and worked there for three years. In Spring 2004, my family and I moved to Connecticut where my wife opened her Vietnamese restaurant, the Vietnamese Bistro. Despite the success of the restaurant, the very cold winter got to us, so after about a year and a half we decided to move back to Northern California, near Sacramento. We moved yet again in summer 2007 to Yorba Linda, after an offer from Walt Disney Internet Group in North Hollywood to work for them as a senior web programmer. Five years later I started working for LegalZoom.com, an awesome company.

I like many things: spending time with my family, long-distance running, programming, swimming, bicycling, traveling, movies, music of every conceivable type, bookstores, and exploring the secrets of this wonderful planet. Things I dislike include smoking, drinking, drugs, selfish and arrogant people, racism, and war.

 

My running

I’ve been an avid runner since April 2005. So far, I ran over one hundred fifty races, including 10 half marathons, 59 marathons, twenty eight 31-milers, ten 50-milers, two 62 milers, twenty two 100 milers, and one 144-miler (twice around Lake Tahoe, California, non-stop in 41 hours). I’m a distance runner; it’s my deep found passion; going the long distances is what interests me.

Some people e-mailed me thinking that PenPal World is a big company. It’s not. PenPal World has been run only by me since the very beginning. I work virtually every day on PenPal World, usually from my home office in California, but sometimes from my laptop anywhere in the world. PenPal World is really a 365 days a year job. I usually spend from two to six hours a day validating pictures, investigating profile issues to keep the service clean, answering support questions (over 17,000 so far), thinking about features, and programming. Everything you use and see at PenPal World I developed and programmed, and I already programmed PenPal World eight times from scratch since 1998 to keep it up to date with the latest programming knowledge.

I guess you can hear my enthusiasm for PenPal World, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. And please don’t forget to tell your friends about it!

 

 

PenPal World does the work for you

With PenPal World you can find as many pen pals as you want from the comfort of your home! Simply sign up and start searching for members all over the world. If you receive a message you’ll be conveniently notified at your e-mail address.

 

More than 1,000,000 members

PenPal World has more than 1,000,000 members from all around the world and it’s growing fast. As a member, you’ll be able to write to any of the members. PenPal World’s web site is available 24 hours a day and makes finding pen pals simple and convenient.

 

Cost

PenPal World offers a limited FREE account that allows you to contact and reply to up to 3 members within 24 hours. PenPal World also offers a very low-cost VIP membership starting, at 10 cents a day, that allows you to write to up to 50 members every single day.

 

Protecting our member’s privacy

We do not sell or rent out any information you submit to this site.

We do not show your e-mail address (like some other penpal websites do). The Penpal World system is set up so that you can message with people entirely through our site without ever revealing an e-mail address. We do show your age, gender, and country, because other members are very interested in that and use that information to chose penpals. However, we do not show your birthday, and other information such as state/province, city, or relationship status is optional.

Our member’s privacy is our #1 priority. While other similar pen pal websites are showing lots of member’s personal information, like their e-mail addresses, PenPal World does not. In fact, within a member’s profile all we show is that member’s age (not birthday), gender, and country. All other information, like state/province, city, or relationship status, are optional.

We also review every new and updated profile picture before it’s shown. That way we can filter out inappropriate ones.

 

Scams

Every social network website deals with the Nigerian scam. At PenPal World we deal with this issue in a very agressive way keeping our service as clean as possible. Members have the opportunity to easily report suspicious accounts with a click of their mouse. Also in the background several features are running to catch them before they can do any damage.

 

Getting Started

To get started with your profile, simply go and sign up and complete PenPal World’s simple sign up process. We’ll only ask for your e-mail address, birthday, and gender. Once signed up, you’ll be able to use your account immediately.

 

Cancellation

You can easily cancel your membership anytime, online, 24 hours a day. There are no cancellation fees.

 

About PenPal World

PenPal World was born on February 1998 out of an idea of one person on a sleepless night. Since then it served over a million members from every single country found on this planet. As of writing this on April 2013 PenPal World is serving over 18,000 pages every day.

 

http://www.penpalworld.com/

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