|British Penpals was set up 1999 for people to have
fun, make friends and maybe even find romance through our
site. Here are just a few of the success stories we can tell
August 2014 email from Gaynor:
I joined in 2006 and began writing to Dave, who was attached
to the Royal Navy & somewhere off the coast of Sierra Leone
at the time! I liked the fact that it was a penpal site, not
a dating site, as I wasn't sure I even wanted a relationship
at the time, but I've always enjoyed writing.
We met up the week before Christmas 2006, with the intention
of just being friends, but 2 days later we started dating &
6 years later to the day, we married! (His mother said
Our lives have completely changed (for the better!) He is
the love of my life. Our paths would never have crossed were
it not for your site, so thank you!
I always recommend you to any of my friends who are divorced
and looking for friendship, as it is much more difficult
when you are older to get out and meet people and your site
doesn't put people under any pressure to meet up or date.
February 2011 e-mail from Lindsey:
We both signed up for the website back in the beginning of
2008, we were just looking for someone to talk to really. We
both e-mailed back and forth for several months, I lived in
the UK and Tim lived in the USA, Tim at the time was on
deployment on board the USS Ronald Reagan.
We sent each other thousands of emails while he was on
deployment and letters too. While we were writing to each
other is became apparent that we had strong feelings for
In October 2008 we decided that December
when he got back that we would meet, So on December 6th 2008
I boarded a plane bound for San Diego. we spent a fantastic
week, once I went home we missed each other so much so in
Feb 2009 I flew back to the USA for a stay with him as he
was due to go back out on another deployment in May, while I
was there he proposed to me on Imperial Beach at night.
We were engaged
six months, I had to back home while Tim went on deployment
and I flew back home to wait for Tim to get back. In October
2009 the day he got back from a deployment we got married :)
and as they say the rest is history. I want to Thank your
website for bringing the best thing into my life my amazing
March 2009: e-mail from Timothy
"Thanks to your website I have found my soul mate and we
plan on marrying in October"
February 2009: e-mail from Bradley
I would like to cancel my membership. It has served it's
purpose. I've met
and married a stunning woman who contacted me via your
site. Thank you
June 2008: e-mail from Louise
"I just wanted to say that it is thanks to this website that
I met my partner. We started to write to each other whilst
he was in Afghanistan, we wrote for 7 months and we met each
other when he came home. We have now been with other for
over a year and we are planning our long term future
together. I never dreamt that I would find the love of my
life on this site but it is thanks to you that we found each
May 2008: e-mail from Lindsay
"I finally met this wonderful man, from the forces after
chatting in Afghanistan and were planning on getting married
in September this year. We are really really happy."
April 2008: e-mail from Dawn
"I would like to cancel my subscription please; reason being
I met an amazing guy on the site at the beginning of the
year, a former US Marine and we hit it off straight away.
We've already met up in the USA and I am going back out to
see him again in May with a view to making permanent plans."
November 2007: e-mail from Margaret
"I joined a couple of years ago at a time when I was feeling
very lonely. I could never have imagined how it would change
my life, I'm now happily engaged to be married to a terrific
guy I started writing to. Thank you from the bottom of my
July 2004: e-mail from Cathy:
"I have found that special someone through your site!
So I would like to cancel membership ASAP please. Yes we are
to be married on the 2nd April 2005 we are both so happy and
once married I will be going to live with him in the USA Thank
you very much"
the following e-mail on Christmas Day 2003:
just wanted to write and congratulate you on a brilliant website.
Thanks to this site, I have met my fiancé who is in
the RAF, and we are getting married in March 2005. Thank you
so much for such a great site, all the best for 2004."
October 2003 Megan and David married in Scotland.
David is in the British Army and met Megan after they started
writing to each other via British Penpals. After twelve months
of correspondence, Dave popped the question, and Megan answered
They are pictured here at the ceremony which took place with
Dave in full traditional Scottish regalia. Congratulations
to them both and we wish them all the best for their future
June 2003 Jo and Nick married in England
In June 2003 more good news, Jo and Nick got married, 18 months
after first making contact with each other via British Penpals.
Jo hails from Warwickshire and Nick is serving with the British
Army. They are now happily settled down again. We wish them
all the best as man and wife!
2001 - Donald marries Tricia in US
This was our first ever British Penpals marriage, and understandably
we were delighted to here the news from Donald and Tricia.
In November 2001, we passed the details of Donald, who at
the time was serving in the American Forces to Tricia who
lives in Illinois.
After corresponding via British Penpals they arranged to meet
up in January 2002. To our delight, they announced their engagement
soon afterwards and were married in July 2002!!
Penpals Marriage Update!
An update on DJ and Tricia - they have now moved to New York
and on Sept 28th 2003, Tricia gave birth to Danielle, who
weighed in at 6 lbs and 9 ozs! Congratulations to all 3 of
We would be delighted to hear of any other stories you may
have about penpals you have met/written to during your time
as a member of British Penpals. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.