How to Find Russian Pen Pal
First thing you do before you look for Russian pen pal is realize why you need him. Is it online friendship? Or are you planning to meet him in Moscow later on? Perhaps you feel lonely and search for romance?
Clarify this issue right from the beginning because the strategies you're going to use will differ seriously depending on the desired outcome.
We're going to cover them all here, but it's not going to work until you define your end goal, so now is the time!
Don't worry, finding a Russian pen pal is nothing complicated, especially when it comes to Moscow.
Lots of Muscovites would love to have a friendly conversation with a foreigner - at least for the sake of their English. But don't think it ends there, as Russian people are generally very friendly!
OK, as we said, the first thing you need to clarify is what Russian pen pal you exactly need.
That's especially important when you're searching for a friend when in fact you hope to find a loved one.The problem is that the other side may not understand your intentions correctly.
If you'll be looking for love while she'll be looking for a friend, well - that's the mother of all romantic failures.
So don't make this mistake, be honest with yourself. As the saying goes - "There're only 2 things you need in life to succeed - the brains to know what to do, and the guts to actually do it."
Another good thing to do would be deciding if you really need to look for a friend in Moscow. If you just feel lonely, perhaps you can find friends somewhere nearby?
Sure, it may not be that easy, but if you succeed - you won't have to spend your nights writing emails, because the people you like are right outside the door.
(by veni markovski)
So ask yourself this - do you really need to find that Russian pen pal? Is he really going to give you what you're looking for?
Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to discourage you, not even the slightest bit! I just don't want you to waste time on something you don't need, that's all.
However, your goals are probably reasonable since you've dropped by, so I'm going to assume you're pretty serious!
OK, once you've decided you need a penpal and what you need him for, the next step is to decide your strategy. Let's make a short review of them here.
1) Online-only penpal. The most common type of Internet relationships. Sure, doesn't mean it can't change, but generally speaking - do not expect much from this. On the other hand, online penpals are great to learn more about Moscow and Russia (but why, if you have me? ), or improve your language skills. Finding such penpals are quite easy - just type in the word "Russia" in Google, and you'll see plenty of forums and sites made by English-speaking Russians. You know what to do from there, right?
2) Penpal that seeks to meet. Were speaking friends-only relationships here, remember. Plenty of such sites as well, like Pen Pal Party. Lots of girls to make friends with - and maybe go beyond simple friendship. But remember - most of them are married with children and are only looking for a friendly chit-chat! If thats what you need, I suggest to check out my Russian friends section before you start - you may find it quite useful
3) Penpal that seeks romance. A very special type of Russian pen pal, and the one not to be taken lightly. Before you engage in the search, I suggest you read several things. To get started, visit my Moscow girls FAQ. Then, you're welcome to Russian women dating section. Finally, I strongly advise you to read Russian women scams to stay out of harm's way. When you're prepared to make your move - welcome to my dating sites for Russian women review, where you can choose which dating service to use.
As you see, there're plenty of options on the Net to find exactly what you're looking for. As long as you're honest with yourself and willing to work towards your goals - everything is possible. I wish you very best of luck with finding Russian pen pal - and drop me a line if you have any questions!