I'm 21, living in Deventer, the Netherlands and hitchhiking since July 2011. Originally I saw it as a cheap and fun way to get around, and of course a little bit to force people to think and hopefully decide differently than they're used too ;)
I enjoy beating my own records and trying to hitchhike as fast as possible without making any 'mistakes' which make me lose time. Basically I just love the tactics and strategy behind it all. Although sometimes of course it's nice to just enjoy being out and taking your time.
Also hitchhiking to Poland on a regular basis, as that's where my girlfriend lives :)