َAmir beglo
Finding a Friend I have joined italki since last year and I have sent more than thousands emails and messages to native and non-native people for starting to chat or speaking but this is a big inquiry for me why i could not find a friend. and why i have not taken any replies? am I ugly? 
Apr 25, 2017 7:38 PM
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The most likely reason is that the people you wrote to are not interested in learning Farsi. You can't expect people on a language learning site like this to spend time chatting with you if they don't get something out of it as well. Try searching for people who want to learn Farsi and who speak English. Then send them a nice message explaining what your goals are and how you can help them. It may still not work, but it's worth a shot. Good luck!
April 25, 2017
I think we often forget this is a community of people interested in learning languages. As any other community, we must ask ourselves what we are adding to the general benefit, and what is our role inside it.
For example, lot of people send messages asking for help, and when you go to see their profile, you find it absolutely empty. Lessons received aren't important for me, because not all people can afford the necessary spent. But is important give information to others about oneself, and explain what are your goals and what are you willing to offer to your partners, and to the community. And is important help actively the others: it means to correct notebooks, participate in discussions, answer the other's doubts about your native language. Please, don't be offended. It's not a critic but an advise.
Probably for you is not easy, because you are native in a language with a relative low demand, but you must offer before ask for help. Become a well-reputed member in the community, and probably partners will appear sooner or later. Be positive and patient.

April 26, 2017
<ul class="list-inline text-light-gray"><li><a ng-if="discu.creator_obj.allow_profile" ui-sref="user({id:discu.creator_obj.id})" href="https://www.italki.com/user/2911362" class="">َAmir beglo</a>,</li></ul>

I would say to you the same that <a ui-sref="user({id:comment.commenter_obj.id})" href="https://www.italki.com/user/3972616" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); outline: 0px; color: rgb(8, 82, 148);">Vince Hendricks</a> said already. You have to be patient! It takes time. Read their profile information. I always recommend that. It's pretty easy to do. If you do that you can know some information which can be helpful to you. It can help you to don't waste time sending messages to people that are not interested in languages exchanges with non-native speakers, and so on. For instance, I have that information on my profile. If you sent me a message, I wouldn't reply it because I'm not learning Persian (Farsi) and I don't want to work with English learners. I'm sorry if the last example sounds unkind, but it is just to let you know the best way to find partners, what you have to do to use better your time here, and have a better experience. 

Good luck! 

April 25, 2017

Dear Amir and Tania, here's an idea for you: why don't you write an article about learning Farsi? Perhaps comparing it with English? Perhaps highlighting some of its most interesting points? Because although Iran is one of the countries I would most like to visit some day, and even though all of the Iranians I have ever met were incredibly well-educated, polite and friendly people, I've never yet considered learning Farsi. Probably because your language seems terribly intimidating to me and I'm afraid of having yet another un-speakable, un-learnable language on my hands (besides Polish).

Also, the more visible you are on italki, the more people you get into contact with, and the higher the possibilities of finding a language partner. Which is basically hard work - for everyone. :)

April 26, 2017
Why don't you start by helping people who are learning Farsi? Helping people can be a good way to find friends. Also, I don't think looks are important for a language partner. But if that's your criterion, maybe that's one of the reasons you can't find anyone.
April 26, 2017
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