How to use couchsurfing

June 10, 2010 at 2:08 am Leave a comment

(A tutorial for my mom)

First make a profile:

Edit your profile...

Add data. Be thorough, but not too thorough.

How to find a host:

In the "Surf/Host" tab select "couchsearch"

Choose "Maybe, Yes, or Definitely" if you want to be hosted; Choose "Coffee or a drink" if you just want to meet someone.

Scroll all the way down to this table and select the region & city. Then press "List surfers on next page."

This is what you will see. From this list of people select the person who's profile you'd like to see. From this general list you can already see some information. Don't select people who are too young or have no picture or information in their profile.

Example: You find Jose's profile on your list and go to his profile. READ it first. Look at his pictures. Read his "Couch Description" to see what he offers. If everything sounds good click on "Couchsurf with Jose." When writing to him, include his first name "Hi Jose!" and tell him something about yourself and your planned trip to his area.

For some cities you may need to send out more than 10 requests to get a yes. Never ever send just one!


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