So, here’s how it works: after you submit the form in this blog’s ask, I will review it and find someone whose specifications seem to match your own. After that, I will contact both of you either through tumblr if you chose to submit under a username or via email if you chose to submit anonymously or ask for your match to be sent through email. You and your partner are welcome to exchange letters via snail mail if you both discuss it and choose to, but I want this to be open to those who would prefer email instead (for any number of reasons - convenience, saving money on postage, living with parents who would be concerned about receiving things from someone on the internet, etc). Either way, it’s your prerogative.
Name: whatever you like to be called
Gender: that you identify with; if you are genderqueer, that is a-ok
What you’re looking for in a pen pal: This could be anything from age ranges to only wanting to be matched with someone from a different country to personality attributes. I would, however, prefer that you not ask for very specific interests or fandoms (e.g. “I want someone who loves the Hunger Games as much as I do!” or “I’d like to write to another cross-stitching enthusiast”) because I feel like it’s already easy to find specific communities across tumblr (and the internet as a whole, for that matter) in which you could track down someone you’d like to speak to about this or that. You know?
I hope this is the start of some beautiful friendships!