I've been meaning to suggest this for a long time now.
A goodly percentage of posts to this community basically read "Are there any other roleplayers in my local (town/area/state/etc.) looking for games?"
If you're looking for roleplayers near you, consider joining Meetup.com. It's a website that organizes monthly get-togethers between people who have registered a particular interest (Wicca, Howard Dean, ferrets, roleplaying, whatever). The main page for the Roleplayers Meetups is at roleplayers.meetup.com
. Basically, you sign up as being interested in roleplaying, and then everyone in your city gets an e-mail with a time, date, and place to meet up.
Registering is free. (There's an advanced pay version called "Meetup Plus," but I've never seen the point. The bonuses you get from paying seem pretty weak to me.) I've also never gotten spam from them, apart from the monthly e-mail where they ask me to vote on a venue for the month's meetup, and then to confirm whether I'm coming.
I'm in Chicago, and we haven't had enough members sign up, so there haven't been any RP meetings yet, but I go to the Livejournal-themed Meetups (the main page for that is here
; over 14,000 LiveJournalers have registered) almost every month, and have met a lot of new and interesting people as a result. I'd love to see the site's roleplayers base expand to the point where regular gatherings actually take place and people start using it for RPG networking. Especially if I get to meet more local RPers as a result. Heh.