Slowly: Writing Letters To People In An Age Of Instant Messaging

Slowly: Writing Letters To People In An Age Of Instant Messaging
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Disclaimer: If your motive behind using this app is to go on a blind date either by hook or crook, then ‘slowly’ app is not for you. 

My friend recommended me this app when I told her I would like to have a penpal one day. I was half sure that this app would just be a ditto copy of other dating and networking apps. To my dismay, I was appalled. I finally found an app that lets me keep things slow and traditional. 

What exactly this app does? Slowly encourages people to get out of the mainstream dating world and indulge in meaningful conversations with different people through letters. Sounds like fun, no? Let’s take a look at some of its amazing features.

What Makes Slowly Different Than The Rest?

No swiping right or left. You don’t have to show how good you look to get friends. Pure friendship is all about commitment and understanding. You don’t have to upload your picture to get started. All you need to have is a nickname and an avatar. Seriously, you can even keep your real name to yourself. What’s the point? This app wants you to speak your mind through words and only words!

How Do We Get Connected With People?

A good question to ask! You can choose from the two options given below.

  • Auto-match

With this feature, you will get matched automatically based on your interests. It just matches you with 1-3 random folks who have the same interests and letter topic as yours. The steps are easy peasy. You have to set some filters like gender, language, and your common interests. The next thing is to write a letter. Make sure you are reflecting your inner-self by keeping it detailed and interesting. This is the time to make a good impression. Play with words. 

Once you are done, you are ready to get matched. Tap on ‘begin matching’ and wait for your connects. Keep in mind that you can use this feature once a day only. 

  • Manual search

Manual search lets you do everything on your own. If you are choosing to go manual, you will see a list of users with their respective cards. What’s the purpose of the cards here? Their general information will be listed there, including their nickname and location. Go through some of the profiles and decide your first match. You know what to do next – Write a kickass letter and hit that send button.  

Relive Your Traditional PenPal Experience

Let’s come to the real ‘traditional’ part. Just like old times, your letters will take time to deliver. How much time, exactly? Well, it depends on where the other person is from. The time will vary from location to location.  

Do I have you convinced? Well, that was just a brief overview. You will know the real deal once you use the app on your own. There is a lot more in store for you, I mean it.

Who thought taking things slowly can result in deeper connections? Try once, and you won’t regret it. 

 

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Faiza Rizvi, currently pursuing her Bachelor's in Space Science and Technology, is a self-driven and committed individual. She has a passion for content writing that motivates her to bring creativity and expression to the table. She has previously worked at Easycontentguru, a home-based platform for writers. She has also interned at various content writing firms, which makes her a remarkable asset to any team. She commits herself to all relevant social issues that exist today, especially where she feels the need of societal attention. She also maintains a healthy balance in her portfolio by keeping up-to-date with lifestyle, entertainment, and health.