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@lililou1 this guy is being completely out of order and creepy. I agree message back on the platform and say that all communications should be kept on the platform. I would flag this guy with Airbnb.
As has been mentioned to you before, there is no reason for you to be communicating with your guests outside of the platform.
You can use the tools on the platform to help people check in and find you.
I have photo’s in my guest book and a screen shot of a map with the location and I have photos of my check in process uploaded for guests who self check in.
i give guests directions to reach me via the airport, via the motorway, by train, by bus and by coach.
Yes some guests don’t regularly check in on the platform but will simply take the postcode and address and use google maps to locate where you live.
I have had literally hundreds of guests in three and a half years and have not had one guest who wasn’t able to use my check in process using the platform. That includes guests from 18 to my recent guest who was 81 and guests from countries including India, China, Hungary, US, Australia, Turkey, Spain, Brazil, Singapore and Malaysia.
I’m really wondering what the point of the post is. You want to know if it’s inappropriate? No, you know it’s inappropriate. You want to know what to do about it? No, you’ve made up your mind that you are going to host and meet.
I look forward to your post inviting us all to the wedding.
How elderly old is he? If he’s in his 70’s or 80’s he came along at a different time and may be clueless flirting isn’t appreciated. Also it seems as men start developing memory problems they lose the “inappropriate comment” filter. They seem to feel the need to prove “they’ve still got it”.
After the crap many women my age had to deal with in the workplace in the late 70’s & 80’s I’m glad to see women empowered to speak up and declare things inappropriate thus not take it any more
However NOT every foolish comment by every foolish man needs to be a call to take action. Key phase here —FOOLish man
Just keep the conversation professional and insist he use only the platform to communicate.
When I get in my 90s, I want to be the character who zooms her scooter behind a young man, does a butt grab, hollers “whoo hoo” then putters off giggling. I doubt he will feel threatened.
If you are using the app, and if it’s a booked guest, you should be able to send photos, urls, google maps, phone #s. I provide all of that prior to a guest arriving as well as during their stay (I.e. Yelp restaurant advice, departure instructions)
It’s when it is still an inquiry that you are limited. And it is odd that, unlike the app, the website still does not allow pictures to be sent, even after booking.
As an elderly grandma married to an elderly grandpa, I have to agree with @Annet3176 and I like her compassionate take on this. We all tend to lose our inhibitions a bit as we age and what was allowed in the 60’s isn’t looked on as appropriate now. I think he is trying to be “gallant” and it’s highly unlikely he will take it any further. You could either respond with humour “Well, they may be put off by my Black Belt in Karate” or just carry on being cool and professional as you seem to be doing already.
And I absolutely flirt with nice young men … but in a very proper way, of course!