This email will go into detail on what I am looking for, and not looking for in a penpal. I will also go into detail of the things that don’t matter to me when corresponding with someone. I will also go into detail of rules that I would have to put in place. By reading this email, you should be able to get an idea of whether or not I am the right person for you to communicate with.

First, I do not discriminate against your age, race, sexual orientation, marital status, where you live, your education and income level. I also will respect your political and religious views. In return, I would ask that you respect mine as well. If you need to know, I am a heterosexual male.

I am looking for someone that can be a reasonable person. I also want someone that can write more than just a couple of sentences. If all you are going to do is write one or two sentences, then maybe SMS might be an option for you. I am also looking for someone that can carry a conversation, even if we might not agree. We can then agree to disagree. If you find your life as uninteresting, then we are in the same boat. I would still be willing to put effort into writing you, if you are willing to do the same.

I am also looking for someone that is not a racist. If you are, we probably won’t make good friends. If you try to convert me to your political or religious views, we probably won’t make good friends. If I ask you how your day went, and you reply “God is great”, then we probably have little to say to each other. And yes, I had such a person that will reply with an answer that made no sense to the question. Also, if you are a scam artist, I will probably not be the right person for you. I will go into detail of how I feel that further in this email. As mentioned, if you are only going to write one or two sentences, then we probably won’t work out,

Due to past experience, I feel there needs to be some rules set in place to put boundaries on the relationship. While scam artists will likely never read this email, it is still important to set these boundaries in place. First, no expensive gifts either way. We will likely never meet, and spending a lot of money on a gift for a person you would never truly know is not a realistic expectation. Second, I will not give out my residence address. If you go to my Contact Directory, you will find a PO Box. That is the only address I will give to someone I just met. Third, I will not give you money. For you to expect a person that lives below the poverty line to be your piggy bank is heartless on your part. I am sure you are having a rough time, but so am I. Next, until we get to know each other for a long time, I will not give you my personal cellular telephone number. You have access to my toll-free number which will support voice, incoming faxes, and SMS. If you are not in my contacts, and send an SMS to my private cellular number, you will not get a response. If you call my private cellular number, you will go straight to voicemail. Calling/texting my toll-free number is the only way to reach me through those channels. Last, I will not be a drop ship for you. I will not collect your packages, only to send them out to you.

I hope this email finds you well, and clarifies what I want and don’t want. If this sounds like someone you might be interested in writing to, but want to get to know more about me first – write to If you are interested in writing to me, you can write to If I’m not the one you are looking for, I wish you the best in finding what you are interested in.

Take Care,