Sign up to host couchsurfers! The Couchsurfing Project isn't just a website; it's a movement. People around the world can offer up their couches, and search for couches in areas where they're traveling. You don't pay anything (for the site or the couch), hosts aren't expected to do anything but let you sleep on their couch (though, many will show you around if they have time), and you end up meeting a ton of cool people as host or surfer.
I feel a guilty pleasure that my first two requests for couchsurfing are from women from exotic places (well, other continents anyway). Here's some women, traveling alone to a far-away country. And she says to herself, "Here I am, a woman, with breasts and hips and everything-- I wonder where I should stay amongst all these couches available in the greater-Cambridge area? Oh, this person-- a guy-- looks nice!" Is it bad for me to be proud of that?
Of course she isn't sleeping at my house to sleep with me, and I would never make a move on a couchsurfing guest (unless, I suppose, I really thought she wanted me to). But I can't forget the sexual potential.
The problem is, there aren't any good sites for sexual tourism. So Couchsurfing has to make it extra clear that that's not what it's for. But I'm sure there are some women using the site who want it for that. And I think my last couchsurfer tried to hit on me.
My most recent couchsurfing request is from a guy in Florida who used ALL CAPS in his email to me. Who does that? Is it fair for me to not want him to sleep on my couch if he uses email that way?