(Riccardo and other Couchsurfing users quoted in this article asked to be identified by pseudonyms.) On the business front, the crowdsourced hospitality site has been experiencing a rough patch lately.After a controversial transition to a for-profit model in 2011, which brought million in funding in the past two years, growing pains have set in.Lowdown: Its ‘radar’ system obscures where you are and you have to ‘wink’ at users before they can view your profile.A chat service means you don’t have to give out your number.When I talk to my friend Lanny and plan our next racquetball game it sounds like this: When I’m talking with a group of my buddies, we often joke, compete, and put each other down in playful ways.We can talk seriously, but there’s also a lot of playful competition as we let each other know…“I’m top dog. ” I never really understood the difference until I read a book called Duels and Duets: Why Men and Women Talk So Differently by John L.
Many men communicate more towards the female style and many women more toward the male style.But it seems the same spirit of honesty does not extend to their partners, as 33 per cent would admit to a friend if they had slept with their boss in the past, while only 5 per cent would choose to share their previous indiscretion with their other half.The research by women's intimate health brand Balance Activ as part of BV Awareness Month, reveals that women are likely to keep details about their love lives secret from their husband or boyfriend they will happily share with friends.Verdict: Definitely helps you on your no strings sex quest, but be warned – the men we came across were of a lower quality than Blendr.One man’s profile picture was of a photo of his erect penis. Lowdown: Although Tinder promotes itself as a dating app, many people use it as a hook-up tool.