(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 $22 million in funding in the past two years, growing pains have set in.
Figures suggest ten million matches a day are made on Tinder, with the immense popularity of the app landing 27-year-old co-founders Justin Mateen and Sean Rad a coveted spot on the Forbes 2014 30 Under 30 list among the world's brightest young stars.
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While one could encounter a Catfish situation, it's a lot less likely because Tinder also uses this Facebook data to link people up with mutual friends.