In November 2002 forcespenpals.co.uk was developed for the British armed forces, and started off with old fashioned letter sending via "Snail Mail" and the Penpals were matched by a human being.
The response was tremendous and the original owner soon found that she was struggling with the demand, so she realised she had to have a website built.
Forcespenpals.co.uk went live 12 months later, November 2003 and there are now well over registered military and civilian users and many people have found partners on here include at least four marriages that we know of!
So if you're thinking about signing up......go on! You've nothing to lose, you can register for free and have a look around and if you find someone you like the look of subscribe and send them a message.
You never know you just might find Mr/Mrs Right.