They should have a match.com for critique partners.
You know, post photos of your most recent books (all pictures are recent!). What you like, what you don't like. What you can't stand. Your ideal.
I started writing back in 2001. I had a beta reader who tirelessly and for free (!) checked everything I put on my fanfiction site before I posted it. That poor woman taught me rudimentary skills that I ought to have already known. She squawked when I let the angst draw out too long. She gurgled when scenes worked and was kind but honest when they did not.
So, you see, I was spoiled.
I'm on the hunt again and I find I hold everyone up to her standards. A little tough.
How does one find a partner? Besides ones relatives or SO, who in their right mind will read this stuff?