In eight months using the service, Riccardo, who is 32 and works for an ad agency, has let eight visitors crash at his apartment, of whom he’s hooked up with five, for a 62 percent “success rate.” If you count the additional two who climbed into bed with him for a cuddle and then fell asleep, the percentage climbs even higher.
(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.
I have been to various nightclubs before, also here in London, with friends and colleagues, but I have never seen/noticed that strangers randomly meet. I want to stay true to myself, not engage in hours of flirting techniques, but just find other women who are naturally willing to do it.
We think of college as a place where kids, perhaps free from their parents’ watchful eyes for the first time, can experiment sexually. After all, hookups are all about throwing off the bonds of relationships and dating for carefree sex.
After a controversial transition to a for-profit model in 2011, which brought million in funding in the past two years, growing pains have set in.
In October, layoffs claimed an estimated 40 percent of the staff, and CEO Tony Espinoza announced his departure — giving an opening to competitors like Be Welcome and Hospitality Club.
Fingers crossed there is still an option for a few beers in a pub. Whatifi Fresh out of the packet – this app describes itself as ‘the event and location-based social reconnection app’.
Which sounds complicated but simply means if you’ve been to an event the night before but left without that hot guy’s number?