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Each month, we will profile one of our many fantastic e-Buddies pairs! If you would like for your match to be profiled, please contact us!

This month we are featuring Pat and Michele!

Pat is from New Hampshire, and has been matched with her e-Buddy, Michele, since August of 2004. Michele is from Virginia, but currently lives in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. In spite of the long distance between them, Pat and Michele have developed a great relationship, and have exchanged over 500 e-mails!

Michele tells us, "I like being able to talk about things that we both enjoy. We both like a lot of the same things!"

"We both like sports," a common topic of conversation, according to Pat. Michele adds, "Pat has been giving me pointers on how to play golf, which is a new sport I've taken up only recently."

Both Pat and Michele really look forward to each other's e-mails. Pat says, "I like how she makes me feel good when I'm having a bad day."

If either Michele or Pat are unable to e-mail for a while, they always make sure to let the other know. "She tells me when she is not going to be around," Pat explains, which helps ensure that no one is left waiting for an e-mail that might take longer to arrive than usual.

When asked how her e-Buddies experience compared to her expectations going in, Michele said, "It surprised me that she and I had so much in common we actually have a lot to talk about!"

Even though she has moved halfway around the world from Pat, Michele enjoys being able to continue their relationship. "I have really enjoyed the opportunity to make a new friend and talk about things we are interested in a non-pressured way," she explains.

Making a new friend was never easier!

Congratulations to Pat and Michele, our e-Buddies of the month for November!


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