The TV’ host in L.A. ” Hamid Shabkhiz”

Hamid Shabkhiz is an actor and producer, known for Banished (2007) and Delusive Dreams (2005). Everyone knows you can find potential love partners online. But what about making new friends — people who share your interests, who seek companionship but not necessarily a life partner? Kathie Mackenzie, a Los Angeleno, plunged into online dating sites a few years ago. “I dated and dated,” she says, “but didn’t really find anyone I was interested in.” Then, one day, she had a light bulb moment. “What I really missed was girlfriends and companionship,”she says. Discovering the site, she realized it was for both dating and making friends for people over 50.