I ought to mention that in-game, there are several chat channels to look at and hopefully, find some people to talk with.
Others will have a proper list, and these key ones have further links. Try Federation.ooc, minmatar.ooc, amarr ooc (I think this is the one without the dot - there is a .ooc but no-one in it, so if you join and it's empty, try the other version!). Also I'd guess there's a caldari.ooc but for some reason, I've never gone there.
Have fun, and feel free to talk to me in game if you wish.