So, quite a few posts ago I mentioned I was trying out Interpals.net, the international penpal site. I just wanted to give my final thoughts and kind of close that topic.
I stayed on interpals for a week or two more after that post but very shortly there after stopped going on.
I’m sure it works for some people but it was not working for me. At all.
Connecting with Japanese people was difficult as most did not return my messages and those that did eventually slipped off the face of the planet. I was also constantly being messaged by random guys from every country besides Japan even though I politely asked for that not to happen on my profile. Most were three word messages (as mentioned before) but a few were kind of creepy and some of the guys just kept messaging even though I never replied and some even got insulting.
Over all, I just got skeeved out and that was that.
Would I recommend interpals? I’m not sure. My best friend tried it out shortly after I started and her results were the same and she quit before I did.
Like I said, I’m sure it works for some people and there are even people who have met up in real life through interpals. It just isn’t for me.