Good to have you here. Don't be shy and tell us a bit more about you that way it'll be a lot easier for you to be able to really get into this community.
This also isn't a dating site, and as over the internet distance over land doesn't matter you don't have to ask for anyone close to you. Get to know us (and let us get to know you) and once you're a bit more in the community you'll get opportunities to meet people from here. Until then just try to be involved in the community.