Would a blog group help you feel more connected, do you think? There are usually groups looking for new members in this bit
of the forum. The idea is that members of the group help to support each other in their crafting by visiting each other's blogs regularly and leaving comments. You can say if you want particular help with something on a project, constructive criticism or whatever. Groups tends to be a manageable size so you're not committing yourself to visiting 50 blogs or something!
I don't know anybody who stamps in real life either! I do have a group of online crafty buddies here in the UK though and it is nice to have others who know exactly what you mean if you get excited about a new ink colour or stamps from a new maker or something!
Good luck finding some people to hook up with.