Members can request a couch, host a traveler, or find new friends to meet up with locally.
Riccardo agrees to host only female travelers and stipulates that they be younger than him.
Subscription options for premium membership service:1-month subscription with auto renewal: .993-month subscription: .996-month subscription: .99**Prices are in U. The main issue is that there just aren't very many people (esp. It's so scarce that it's tried to suggest to me women from NY to CA.
I live nowhere near either of those states, but since there are barely any users, this is just the best the app can do. Now, I understand that without paying for premium I can't access certain features, such as seeing the list of users who viewed me. What I'm not ok with is it still displaying the number of people who've viewed me as if it's waiting for me to go check it out, even though I can't. I enjoy using the app, but it seems that there are WAY MORE dude than ladies which makes things quite difficult when you are a Hetero guy.
(Riccardo and other Couchsurfing users quoted in this article asked to be identified by pseudonyms.) On the business front, the crowdsourced hospitality site has been experiencing a rough patch lately.
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Riccardo G.’s profile on Couch Surfing.com, the website that partners intrepid wanderers with willing hosts, notes that he lives in the “best neighborhood to go out and have drinks,” that he offers a “cozy/clean/nice sofa/couch” and that he’ll even let you bring your “small dog, if you just can’t live without him.” He describes himself as “amazing, outgoing, funny, smart” and says his interests include friends, eating, drinking, the gym and puppies.
His photos show the good-humored Latin American native — dark, handsome, and fit — in exotic destinations around the world, from Cairo to Capri.
Bloggers like Maverick Traveler will help you spot the “8 Signs of a Slutty Couch Surfer Girl” by decoding her profile, and female-centric advice site You Queen has even offered tips on “How to Use Couch Surfing as a Dating Site and Get Away with It.” Meanwhile, a site called Couch Bangs.com, which declares that “Couchsurfing isn’t just for Couchsurfing,” offers a forum for proud couch-cuddlers to share their experiences via short posts with titles like “French Girl in Istanbul” and “Brazilian Girl in New York.” Couch Surfing’s Community Guidelines explicitly warn against contacting other members for dating, noting, “we will consider this harassment” — albeit without stipulating what the penalties are for violating this rule.
In an email interview, the site’s interim CEO Jen Billock told Business Insider that “members are ...