Hey there, @Arrestme! I wish you luck on finding someone to successfully trade with. I too am a Souls games fan, they are such immersing and fun games.
If you have a 3DS by any chance there is a game series called Monster Hunter, and those games are pretty much just like Dark Souls except its all boss fights in a sense and seems to have a lot more to work towards. Just a suggestion if you are trying to find something to play that is like Dark Souls games.