Couchsurfing not dating site

17-May-2014 12:09 by 9 Comments

Couchsurfing not dating site

operates Couchsurfing.com, a hospitality service and social networking website.

Even if they don't post publicly they still receive messages.So why is it becoming so difficult to find a couch, or even to meet people these days?In my opinion it comes down to this forced growth through media coverage and advertising.Just a few years ago it was so easy to couchsurf, I would never usually need to send more than 3 or 4 requests to find a good host, even with just two or three days notice.But lately, every trip I take it seems to get harder and harder!And that was in Bulgaria, in big cities like London, Amsterdam, Rome, etc.

I hear of people sending 50 requests and not getting accepted. In the beginning Couchsurfing was started by volunteers as a nonprofit organization, where people liked to help each other, build communities and friendships.So again, the balance tips, female members don't wish to host or be apart of the community, and the few who do get even more messages and soon we are left with a site full of horny guys...It doesn't matter if you are single or married with kids; who wants to join a meeting with ONLY guys who all go there just for the chance to hook up with the few girls who were brave enough to come.And on my most recent trip it took me more than 20 requests just to find 1 couch in South East Europe!Many of which were carefully chosen and personally written!So I want to ask all of you who have read this far, what should we do about this? In my opinion the best thing we can do is "Be the change you wish to see"; Of course we must try to be better members, remember Couchsurfing is also about helping each other as well as meeting people and having fun, and definitely not just about meeting people of the opposite sex.