Become Pen Pals with an Internet Stranger

Become Pen Pals with an Internet Stranger
technology

Become correspondence chums with a stranger across the world via email

Laura Yan
  • 4 march 2016

Happenstance is a matching service: not for jobs or relationships, but to find a penpal from somewhere around the world. Sign up for your very own Internet stranger-buddy.

Registration is simple and quick. You fill out basic info (email, name, age, where you live), then you get to select a few interests (from the usual sports, music or movies to the more esoteric, like space or chestnuts). You get a blank space to fill out at least 140 characters about yourself, and then you wait for your pen pal match in your inbox. The algorithm connects people based on similar interests and background diversity to “trigger conversations in more interesting ways.”

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