Some members look for friends or pen friends, and others for companions to spend their leisure time with.
Mostly, however, our members are out to find the love of their life.
Friendship books that require entrants to make drawings, use stickers or magazine photographs are known as "deco" friendship books or just simply "decos".
Typically, each entrant in the "deco" must use one full page to express themselves.
To begin with, you are not thrown into the situation of having to contact people on the basis that you want to date them. Of course, you may well want your penpals for dating once you meet and get to know them, but having that extra layer of “let’s just be friends to begin with then see if we want to take it any further” is much more comfortable.
Contacting people as a penpal to begin with, even for ‘penpals dating’ (where you make it clearer that you are looking for potential dates) gives you the chance to get to know someone a little at first.
Slams are friendship books that include a theme of questions, either "Sign if you did/like the following", "What is your favorite" or other similar questions.
Most people hope to see the book again once it is full so they add their return address to the back cover of the book too, or inscribe "Return to Sender" on it.
If you have a credit card and are not signed up, the sign-up procedure will last 5 minutes or less.
You can use Pay Pal even if you don't have a credit card, by authorizing payments from your bank account.
So, over to you, get started right away with penpals dating…
Friendship books (also known as "FBs" in their abbreviated form) are small booklets made by stapling paper together, or are sometimes just sheets or strips of paper.