You can also "nudge" someone, which is similar to when you'd "poke" your crush on Facebook in ninth grade.The doors open each half hour during visiting times.

Because of security concerns, it is important that you arrive at the designated times.

Failure to do so may result in your not being able to visit with your child.

Unlike most other apps that have you log in through Facebook, Beacon has you log in with your Twitter account.

You can create "events" — see if others want to meet up for a drink or pool for a Lyft — and then either limit the invite to mutual Twitter followers or make it public.

In eight months using the service, Riccardo, who is 32 and works for an ad agency, has let eight visitors crash at his apartment, of whom he’s hooked up with five, for a 62 percent “success rate.” If you count the additional two who climbed into bed with him for a cuddle and then fell asleep, the percentage climbs even higher.

(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.

Many of these require navigating a series of menus to get the phone number you are looking for.

(800)238-4959 A voice mail system (800)328-2630 A phone sex line (800)568-3197 Info Access Telephone Company's Automated Blocking Line (800)571-8859 A phone sex line (800)692-6447 (800)MY-ANI-IS (800)769-3766 Duke Power Company Automated Outage System (800)455-3256 Unknown An non-800 ANAC that works nationwide is 404-988-9664.

The one catch with this number is that it must be dialed with the AT&T Carrier Access Code 10732.

Riccardo G.’s profile on Couch Surfing.com, the website that partners intrepid wanderers with willing hosts, notes that he lives in the “best neighborhood to go out and have drinks,” that he offers a “cozy/clean/nice sofa/couch” and that he’ll even let you bring your “small dog, if you just can’t live without him.” He describes himself as “amazing, outgoing, funny, smart” and says his interests include friends, eating, drinking, the gym and puppies.

And the great thing is, whether you prefer chatting extensively with your new crush first or a little fantasy in your play, there are diverse options to suit your every whim and desire.