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 Stitch.net, she realized it was for both dating and making friends for people over 50.