Getting Good Penpals – 2. Three Ways to Go

To Find Partner a Slowly Users Guide, Part 2

Selecting the people we will correspond with is one of the best ways to start on the path of exploring the world of Pen pals correspondence.

This is the SECOND part of my Slowly User's Manual for finding good pen pals. See the Part 1 Page here, as it contains relevant information, before you start on this page. Thank you!

There's Three Ways to Find a Partner

And they all have Advantages and Disadvantages. I believe you should know a bit about them before deciding which method to use, or even to try one of those.

Knowledge is Power, and learning their basics will yield better outcomes.

Going in the order they show in the image above, which is a snapshot of the Mobile version of Slowly, we find :

  1. Auto-Match.
  2. Explore Manually.
  3. Add friend by Slowly ID.

Lets examine and expand each one.

1. Auto-Match.

The Adventurous or Lazy User's Way — Auto-match is designed to find some penpals for you, with a dose of Randomness and with little effort to search and screen the user list.

Remember that Auto-match can only be used once per day. Make it count, or wait another day to try again.

There are a LOT of unresponded letters sent this way. Personally, I have used Auto-match Once. Three letters sent. ONE response only.

This Auto-Match section is based on a Slowly Help page. Edited and expanded here.

2. Explore Manually.

This is what I suggest to all new users — rather than trying their luck in Auto-Match, or worse — posting an Slowly ID code in a public Forum. And then waiting to see what comes in, I would recommend that you look at the Explorer (or Users list) feature.

This section is based on my Reddit post and a Slowly Help page. Edited and expanded here.

  1. Set the filters (user list > top right corner):

Once you have found some interesting users by looking at the profiles, you can :

3. Add friend by Slowly ID.

This section is based on a Slowly Help page.

A whole new page as the “Add Friend by Slowly ID” has many questions that deserve to be discussed in detail. “Getting Good Penpals – 3. Adding by Slowly ID” is now ready.

Famous Last Words

Special Thank You to the folks behind this wonderful app — all the hard working people at Slowly Communications.

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