Welcome to our pen pals section. It’s a little corner of the world where you can look for new friends with like-minded interests. For further info on how it works, check out our how to place a pen pal advert and how to reply to pen pals section below each letter.


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 292


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 293


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 294


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 295


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 296


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 297


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 298


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 299


All you need to do is send your advert along with your name and address (and email address if you want) to the Spectrum. You can use the Royal Mail or email. The next pen-pal number will be attached to your advert when it arrives.

Please note that the Spectrum does not print dating adverts, as it is unable to provide suitable support.

Those under the age of sixteen must have parental permission before placing a pen-pal advertisment in the Spectrum. 

If you get no replies, please don't take this personally.

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Pen pal number 292

Hi everyone, my name is Mattie. I am 19 years old, have high-functioning autism, and I would really like to get to know someone of like mind. I live in Herefordshire. My interests include reading, listening to music, and studying science, particularly biology. I am also very into animated shows and films. It would be great if anyone is interested in contacting me.

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Pen pal number 293

I am a 55-year-old adult who has been diagnosed with autism at the age of 51. I have also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and dyslexia. My interests are Marvel and DC comic book genres in TV and films, Doctor who? and Star trek DS9 as well anything to do with Scotland. My other interests are basic meteorology, SETI, and space exploration. I am looking for a pen-pal with similar interests.

Thank you,


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Pen pal number 294

I am Christine and looking to speak to other people recently diagnosed. I am 60 years old, love walking and reading.

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Pen pal number 295

Hello I’m Patricia, 45 from Scotland, looking for friends. I have Asperger’s, late being diagnosed. I like animals, wildlife, adult colouring, watching a good film, music — range from heavy metal to classical. Hope to hear from you soon.

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Pen pal number 296

Hello, my name is Tom and I’m 24. I was diagnosed with autism when I was 2. I am currently an admin apprentice at my local hospital. I am looking for anyone to chat to via email; I honestly don’t mind. It would be nice to meet more people who understand autism.

My hobbies and interests are: music (I play bass guitar and percussion — I have a YouTube channel), TV (documentaries, detective shows, comedies), videogames, technology, computers, travelling, being with friends and family, psychology. I also love all animals. I like fashion like smart and smart casual clothes.

Thanks for reading and take care.

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Pen pal number 297

Hi, I’m Adam and am 34. I was diagnosed with high-functioning autism in my mid 20s.

My interests are sci-fi, especially Star trek, Doctor who?, and Sliders. I also love animals and have two collie dogs and sometimes look after two goats at a nearby farm. I find animals are therapeutic and reduce my anxiety.

I live in Gloucestershire and there are some lovely walks here which I take my dogs on.

I would like to hear from anyone with similar interests.

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Pen pal number 298

I would like to hear from anyone who is highfunctioning. I would like to hear from anyone who is genuinely looking for a pen pal. I am well educated and have many interests in current affairs, music, reading, and art. I enjoy watching television, such as the Gifted. I enjoy sci-fi, costume dramas like Victoria, which is also faction, and documentaries. I also like animals and nature, like the sea, parks, and anywhere naturally beautiful. I also like people generally, but find that most NTs do not understand me. I will reply to all letters. Thank you for reading this and I hope to hear from you.


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Pen pal number 299

Hi, my name is Alesya. I am 28. I live in London. I work in the criminal justice system and study criminology in university. I am looking for a friend to exchange letters. I prefer real letters sent through post.

I am currently waiting for my official assessment and am self-diagnosed. I need some support as I am going through this hard time trying to understand myself and autism. I feel like I have been taking myself to the limit in the past year where I had to work full-time and study full-time. I have made significant progress in learning communication but in the process I have exhausted all my powers. I want to find a friend that will be able to understand this as I struggle to find understanding from people that are unaware of autism.

My interests include hiking and walking. I have several plans to walk some paths like Thames walk — half way through now. I want to walk the whole coastline. The only problem is finding time as I have very demanding work and kids.

I also like anything that is connected to crime — this is my long-term passion. Currently I am experiencing some serious burnout and don’t enjoy things I enjoyed before. I hope to recover soon.

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