I was inspired to write this post because of how many people were shocked that I went couchsurfing by myself – and stayed with a guy!
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I had such a great experience with using the Couchsurfing site. I have to admit I was a bit nervous to use the site altogether, and going through a man wasn't the top option on my list. I actually made it a rule to myself to not go through a male if I decided to use the site at all.
I contacted many women and none of them wanted to do anything I was interested in. Most if not all of the women were going to be working the entire time.
Others wanted to go to concerts that I had no interest in going to. I originally was going with a woman who would've been working almost the entire time, until I found another host to go through, who was a guy.
I was pretty shocked at my decision to couchsurf with a man.
Okay, so I didn't just stay with any guy. He had probably the most credible page on the site, filled with references, many verifications, etc. He was extremely active as well and there were many positives to choosing him.
So would I couchsurf with a guy again?
Definitely. I get along with girls fine, but I feel like I get along with guys better. I'm not into what most girls are and I don't truly enjoy talking about the same things they do. I swear I am a man in a woman's body. My mentality with almost every aspect of life is a bit more on the manly side. My feminist side is kicking myself in the butt for saying that.
Would I advise you to go through a guy?
I don't want to make the decision for you, but simply don't steer clear of men on the site. Most of them are extremely nice and aren't creepy at all. They really just want to show you a good time in their city.
Don't trust EVERYONE on the site. Obviously.
There are a lot of men on there that are trying to pick up girls as well. Just be smart about who you go through. Looking at their profile can pretty much give you an idea of what they want. I also make sure to talk to the person first and get to know them. I'm usually really good at seeing what a person is like through a few messages. People are great at hiding their intentions, though, so just be smart.
If you do decide to go couchsurfing and you're a bit nervous your first time, make sure to check in with friends every so often. Make set times you'll call or text them. Calling is better because if the person ends up being a serial killer, they will read your text messages and pretend to be you. Did I take that too far? Haha.
If you're a female, would you go couchsurfing by yourself?