Dating email penpals
If you are contemplating writing to a soldier whose profile you’ve found on Uniform Dating, it’s much the same as contacting anyone else.The only thing you need to bear in mind when writing to soldiers is that they may not reply straight away if they are away on training, or overseas.If already traveling, it helps you write to soldiers overseas, so you can schedule a date when they get back.In fact, you may end up being the penpal to a soldier before meeting him or her, but chances are you touch base with a few messages and then meet up when they come home.The disadvantage is that the communication can be very ephemeral if the email messages are not routinely saved.Many people prefer to receive paper letters, gaining the satisfaction of seeing their name carefully printed on a thick envelope in the letterbox.So I really don't know what to tell you - are you being pushy in some way about the meeting? People are flakey though just put it down to experience and move on. I can't say I've had that problem, a few I have just carried on conversations with, a couple seemed like they wanted to push it along faster and initiated messages everyday, so I went ahead and ask them out.
We'll e-mail back and forth for a week or two, but as soon as I mention anything about meeting for a drink or cup of coffee or anything, they tend to shy away. Not everyone I've met on here have been like that, but it seems the percentage is increasing. I have had people just disappear during the messaging stage but never once a meet up has been suggested. Sometimes I think some of the people posting in the forums are on a different site.
Some email penpals and letter-writing pen pals take their online or offline relationships further by arranging to meet each other face to face. Penpals come in all ages, nationalities and cultures.
People may seek new penfriends based on their own age group, a specific occupation, a hobby or pastime, or they may select someone totally different from themselves in order to gain more knowledge about the world and its diverse cultures.
A modern variation on the traditional snail mail penpal arrangement is to have a “keypal” and to exchange email addresses as well as or instead of paper letters.
For such ‘email penpals’ this has the advantage of saving money and being more immediate, allowing many messages to be exchanged in a short period of time.