I'm getting back into the weights big-time after quite a layoff but I have no training partner, so I'm having to work alone at the moment. This is weird because I come from a sporting background and always used to train in a team. I can just ask people for spots, but its not the same. Also I feel a good training partner would make training a lot more enjoyable and so much more motivating - I always liked a bit of healthy competition! Kind of hoped I'd meet someone at the gym, but no luck yet. Also, I study history of art at university, which is like 90% female, so most of my friends are skinny, arty girls, or handful of skinny art boys. Most of them don't know where the gym is...

So, any ideas on how to find decent training partners?
Is it even important?