There is a chatroom om m s n called largefriendschat and we would love to have you come and join us. Its a great way to make a lot of new friends, and you never know who might be there. Maybe the one you are looking for.
Personally, I do not assume a romantic interest unless someone says otherwise. I am aware of guys, and girls, who are pretty needy and will attach themselves at the drop of a hat. Be honest and ask questions... don't let their problem be yours.
I like email buddies. If you want to write to me, fire away.