It was only when I was on vacation with limited access and resorted to exchanging long emails with a friend who was similarly inclined that I realized that what I wanted was penpals.
45 years ago I had them but I had forgotten about the whole things.
There's something about the format that is ideal for fostering a different experience here than on other sites, whether they be dating sites or pen pal sites or whatever.
Maybe it's the short profile text and single profile photo.
Not many other sites can offer you a membership database of over 2.5 million members with the promise of introducing you to single men and women across the world.