Finding a duo partner would probably invigorate me to play again.
Next time you log in, go to a camp for people your rank... then join behest. While in behest, check people's ranks using the party menu. Note who is near you in rank. After behest happens, if they didn't act like a total tard, send them a tell asking if they want to duo. Either have leves to share, or a good SP camp in mind.
It takes a little effort but I haven't had much trouble making friends, even outside my LS.
It does really help to get an LS, however. Edited, Feb 15th 2011 9:29am by Olorinus
When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.