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 278


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 279


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 280


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 281


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 282


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 283


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 284


envelope with letter iconPen pal number 285


How to place a pen pal advert 

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 278

Hello. My name is Emma. I am 34. I live in my flat with some support. I was diagnosed with high-functional autism only in 2015! It has taken many years to get a diagnosis.

I enjoy looking after animals; at the moment I have a cat called Leo — he’s now one year old. He keeps me busy. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy going to church, arts and crafts especially jewellery-making, crochet, glass- painting and card-making. Going to see concerts and musicals. I like to write stories and poems and I also like watching some soaps especially Coronation Street.

It would be good to hear from you if you have similar interests.

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Pen pal number 279

Hello, I’m Sian. I’m 29 (although I turn 30 in just a few weeks — eek!). I live in Cardiff.

I was diagnosed with Asperger’s a couple of years ago and am interested in getting to know other autistic people.

My main interest is autism. I love reading, researching and writing around it, but I also like to read other topics. Other things I enjoy include keeping fit, spending time in nature, travelling, and watching films and YouTube videos. I’m a big music fan, mainly acoustic singer songwriters, chill, indie, country, but I happily listen to most genres.

If you are a similar age and share some of my interests, then please get in touch! I look forward to hearing from you :)

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Pen pal number 280

Hello. My name is Michael,

I am 49 and I'm autistic.

I would love to hear from anyone, especially America or New Zealand, who is looking for a pen pal.

My hobbies are listening to music, especially heavy metal, flying remote-control planes, fishing, watching TV and London Irish rugby.

I have seen Slipknot in concert and have been to Download festival. I visited America to see the Tennessee Titans play and I loved the food there, especially the spare ribs!

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Pen pal number 281

Hello, my name is Rafe.

I’m 18, live in Leicestershire, and was diagnosed at 13 with high-functioning ASD.

I’m very much into anime of all kinds, as well as the songs associated with them.

I’ve also enjoyed some Nintendo games since I was young, mostly Mario- or Pokémon-related ones.

I’d like to talk to anyone about these things, especially those around my age. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Pen pal number 282

I like traditional poetry,

But I dislike modernistic poetry.

I’ve written traditional poetry and three short stories.

Would prefer ages 55 to 65 or a bit for pen pal I am knowledgeable about natural history.

I identify with Chris Packham in type.

I also like gardening, walking, and music.

My name is John

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Pen pal number 283

My name is Savannah. I would like to pen pal with someone that likes my interests. Disney movies, DreamWorks animation, anime, manga, musicals, scary movies, thrillers, comedies, cartoons, animals, TV shows, Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2, Sailor Moon, Naruto, Aggretsuko, Riverdale, The chilling adventures of Sabrina, True blood, Once upon a time. I like trying different foods and I like to learn about other countries. I would like to travel to different countries. So if you’re interested to be my pen pal send me an email. Thanks.

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Pen pal number 284

Hi. My name is Matthew and I am 38 years old. I am autistic and according to my diagnosis sheet, not a little bit, a lot.

I am educated to post-graduate-diploma level. I work in a supermarket, but live at home with my parents.

My interests are varied. I am: learning the guitar and violin (self-teaching). Though I’m much further on with the guitar than violin. Magic. Yes, I am a magician, who thought of performing to an audience at a try-out gig at the Magic Circle. This was pre-diagnosis and I haven’t performed in public since. I just perform for my nephews, who love it. Other interests include theology, and I am trying to write a book about an autistic character.

I would like to hear from people via letter or email. I have problems maintaining friendships though.

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Pen pal number 285

Hello, my name is Lucy and I’m 16 years old. My interests are: art, sketching, drawing, anime, k-pop, animals, Nintendo, gaming and astrology.

I'm signing up to this in hope of making a friend who would listen to each other’s problems and struggles, or really just making a friend in general that I can talk and relate with :)

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