A year ago in my marketing class, the professor talked about couchsurfing.org and how it was effectively retaining it's user base. I was intrigued and then hooked. I thought it was the best idea ever! Although I have yet to surf someone's (someone I don't initially know, that is) couch, I had my first couch surfing experience tonight. A fellow couch surfer contacted me and wanted to meet up to hang. We met up at Jazz night at a restaurant in town. Him and his girlfriend were totally cool.
Sceptical about couch surfing? Don't sign up, it's not for the skeptic. But the stats speak for itself.