@LegendsCreek without getting into any drama (re: scrolling through previous replies quickly).
PEOPLE DON’T READ
DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY
I taught high school 28 years and I board dogs in my home via DV/Rover (Rover bought out DogVacay) and it’s quite clear to me that many people of all ages don’t read. We see it quite often here on the forum. People misread the original post and don’t read the replies either. (As they comment on a thread about how the guest didn’t read their info on Airbnb). So, you can’t make people read. Probably 1.8 in 4 won’t. Of that 1.8, another 1.8 will be good guests, the rest won’t.
Your human instinct and cognitive function will focus on that small % that you knew would not be a good fit.
But really, every individual is different and you are just trying to put the odds in your favor. In my experience, 95% good is damn good and way above average. But if you don’t want to deal with the 5% bad you don’t have to. No one here knows you or have stayed at your place (though I’d like to change that.)
Do what you need to do, what feels right and don’t feel defensive at the judgment of strangers. Whether it’s a guest inquiry or a Airbnb host forum member, it’s not personal.