Many couchsurfers, or people who "couch," say that services like these are helping to create an international community. It's a chance for people to meet others in distant countries and get to know each other, which wouldn't be as easy if everyone just stayed in hotels.
Raul picked Jennifer up on a moped, had the twenty-year old sit behind him and instructed her hold his waist. Having just met him, Jennifer decided to grab his shoulders. Soon though, Raul repositioned her hands on his waist.
At the apartment, Jennifer quickly noticed that there was no couch. Raul assured her that the bed they'd share was quite large and that there was nothing to worry about.
RoomMatchers is certainly a very different service from couchsurfing. We provide rooms for folks that will, hopefully, stick around a while. However, we thought we'd point out some of the risks involved with couchsurfing for a few reasons. One reason is that people are utilizing couchsurfing now to stay in a city for a long period of time, as opposed to just a few days or a week. If you decide to "couch" and hop from apartment to apartment, house to house, the risk of something going wrong for you only increases. But another reason we feel this is a worthwhile discussion is that, like couchsurfing services, RoomMatchers does provide user profiles that are utilized to match people together. Though these matches are aimed at creating harmonious roommate scenarios, we felt this couchsurfing story highlighted some of the situations we feel our service makes impossible. Our algorithm matches you up with like-minded people, whom you'll get to meet and decide if you'd like to live with them before you move in. We're confident that with our service you'll find a great place to live, in an incredible city, with a cool roommate that you get to approve of before you have to move in. And who knows, you just might get a new, lifelong friend out of the whole deal!