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Mathematical pen-friends

  1. Aug 13, 2011 #1
    How can I find people who are interested in correspondence on mathematics and are also around my age on the net? By correspondence I mean emails.
    I can't see many people interested in mathematics on popular social networks, or if there are, it's not possible to find them through searching.

    I'm 19 and an undergraduate in maths.

    Thanks for the help in advance.
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  3. Aug 13, 2011 #2


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    I would warn against starting up e-mail conversations with complete strangers on the internet. If anyone does, they should create a dummy e-mail account just for this purpose and never give out any personal information.
  4. Aug 13, 2011 #3
    Another reason Greg should start up that dating site :)
  5. Aug 13, 2011 #4


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  6. Aug 13, 2011 #5
    I'm always happy to start a "mathematical correspondence"!
    I'm currently 20 years old, PM me if you want to chat
  7. Aug 13, 2011 #6
    I would also like to have a mathematics correspondence. It could be fun :smile: PM me if you want.
  8. Aug 13, 2011 #7
    warning: I don't know that much though!
  9. Aug 13, 2011 #8
    Yes you do :smile:
  10. Aug 13, 2011 #9
    haha.. :shy:

    I think it can be better for you to be "out-classed" by others though, makes it easier for you to learn!
  11. Aug 14, 2011 #10
    Hi everyone,

    Thank you Evo for the warning. I've had penpals to improve my language skills and most of them have turned out to be very nice people. But unfortunately they at best didn't mind talking about mathematics.

    Ivan92, I'm not really looking for dating or anything similar. And I have an age requirement only because I like to discuss ideas with someone who knows roughly as much as I know. It would be great to work on interesting problems and read books together. If someone is much younger or older than me, then they usually know much less or more than I. Sure I can get my questions answered this way, but that's not what I'm looking for either. I hope this clarifies my point.

    micromass, I'm afraid you know too much for my purposes, but I hope we can be friends here in PF at least. :wink:

    And wisvuze, I'll PM you to see if we have anything to talk about.:approve:

    Thank you all for your posts.
  12. Aug 14, 2011 #11


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    I am 16 and I would like to do this. Whenever I talk to people on a chatroom or suspicious-looking site I always use a dummy e-mail address used for that kind of thing with a made-up name.

    I would like to do it with people my age but the people my age are going to be starting Year 12 next year and learning about basic differentiation and sequences but I have covered these topics 2-3 years ago. As such I wouldn't mind doing it with people a bit older.
  13. Aug 17, 2011 #12
    I'm a bit ashamed to say this, but reading some of your posts in PF, I've realized I need to learn a lot more before I can have any useful discussion with any of you. Sorry for the inconvenience and I hope these posts will be of benefit to someone looking for something similar.

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