Ham radio is fun and educational. It's amazing how many aspects there are to it. From CW (the first binary code) all the way to digital. If you have any interest in technology you would not be sorry getting involved. It's also a bit of a brotherhood like wet shaving. I have ham friends across my state, country and world for decades now and shall always remain friends. Some that are far away I'll probably never meet but talk to a few times a week.
What's somewhat amazing is that not only are there a lot of new people coming into the hobby but they are comprised of whole families. Young and older. My father, mother and brother are hams. Give it a shot. Your tech ticket will get you involved enough at the beginning, then your general will get you on the 'low bands' where you can talk to anybody.
I don't doubt that some may get some junk mail (electronic or otherwise) but I really have never, and my name and call sign is published in the ARRL QST magazine every month.
[I]- My friends call me Pete[/I].
No dear that's MY razor, yours is over there!