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Couchsurfing wants to help you make friends, with or without a couch

The company launched a new feature today called “Hangouts” with which any member can propose an outing  such as “play soccer” or “grab coffee” and others nearby can request to join them. It’s like dating app HowAboutWe, but without the romantic context. Originally conceived as a website that helps travelers  find a couch to crash … Continue reading “Couchsurfing wants to help you make friends, with or without a couch”

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The company launched a new feature today called “Hangouts” with which any member can propose an outing  such as “play soccer” or “grab coffee” and others nearby can request to join them. It’s like dating app HowAboutWe, but without the romantic context.

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Originally conceived as a website that helps travelers  find a couch to crash on (for free), Couchsurfing has over the last several years expanded to connect its 12 million members through other features, like events.

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Sarah Kessler is a senior writer at Fast Company, where she writes about the on-demand/gig/sharing "economies" and the future of work.

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