1. Complete your profile
Please make sure you have a real profile picture and write something in your "About Me" section. The more information you share, the easier it is for someone to trust you. Nobody wants to make friends with an empty profile.
2. Search for users who are interested in learning your language
If you want to find a good language partner, find someone who is interested in your native language. Spoken language exchanges are one of the best things you can do to learn a language. With language exchanges, you can focus on listening, responding naturally, and intuitively learning how a language is actually used.
Before adding someone as a friend, you should try messaging them and see if they're interested in a language exchange first. If they agree to become your friend on italki, you can add them by going to their profile and clicking "Add as Friend".
3. Help other italki users
By helping the community and generally being active on italki, other learners will see your profile, and look to connect with you. You can help the community by answering questions and correcting Notebook entries.