Is there an web app via which people can recommend things (movies, music, books, etc.) to me? [more inside]
I want some new friends (to add to my old ones), but I'm too busy to actually spend time with people, and I'm also shy and introverted. So I'm looking for email buddies. Fine, but how do I "meet" them? Are there any good sites where people can post personal ads for platonic relationships via email? I'm looking for someplace where I could post a really long, descriptive email about myself. I guess I'm looking for what was once called a "pen pal." (I'm not looking for forums or chat rooms. That's too interactive. I want something more slow-paced and long-winded. I.e letters.)
I'm trying to find someone from my childhood. I've googled and used classmates.com, but neither has turned anything up. Are there any good people-finding sites that I might not know about? I'd be willing to pay a small amount (under $100) if necessary.
To make things more difficult, this is a woman, so she might have changed her name in the 30 years that have gone by since I knew her.
Do any of you -- as adults -- have imaginary friends? [more inside.] [more inside]