You have friends all over the world, you just haven’t met them yet.
Let’s make it easier!
A few months ago, with Friends in Common, we showed you how you’re connected to other members in the Couchsurfing community through the friends in your network. But even without any mutual friends, you have something in common with thousands of Couchsurfers around the world: your interests and hobbies.
You’ll now easily be able to see if you have mutual interests with Couchsurfing members that appear in your next host search.
We want to make it as easy as possible to find members you’ll enjoy sharing time with. With Interests, it will be that much easier to choose a host who will want to go rock climbing with you, swap backpacking stories, or compare recipes. You can scroll through the search results to see who shares the same hobbies as you, or you can use the search filters to refine your search by anyone who has any mutual interests, or search for specific interests. Right away, you’ll have something to talk about, and you can make your Couch Request more personal.
“Hi Esteban – so cool that you are also into mountaineering! I’m coming to Quito next Thursday. Want to tackle a local peak next weekend and chat about your trip to Nepal? That’s the next destination on my list!”
To get you started, we’ve guessed your interests based on the content of your profile. If you’d like to add additional interests or remove any, you can do so by editing your profile. The next time you search for a host, you’ll be able to see how many mutual interests you have.
If you have any feedback about our new changes, please send us your feedback here.