/ need a teacher
or tell us his old man was bernard and can have unlimited turkey drumsticks
Other posts weren't too helpful! But filling in a profile will help others decide if they can take you out. A beginner can be a liability dependant on their skills/aptitude.
Keep at it, and you'll find someone, could try being more discrete too, some people don't want a burden of a second - if I'm taking someone to swanage with a commiting abseil and loose rock at the top, I need to know they won't kill me with rocks and can climb out, as a second. I've hauled people out of swanage and it wasn't fun (they were injured).
You need to build relationships with your partner. Try also going sport climbing, partner up at your local wall etc. Basically network. Its a 2 way thing. As a leader, I don't need hassle or danger or someone who will drive me to suicide, a little previous knowledge carries a long way.
There are a few clubs around your area, could try these as a way of getting together with others. Clubs are often quite accomodating to beginners.
One final point, its winter. Trad can be cold and hard work in winter. You'll get more interest as it warms/clears up.
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