I just felt about bad about this, but felt I should be firm too… Here’s the convo:
Him: ”Hi Eyeborg,
May I send you a whatsapp message? It’s a link to a video. I think you’ll enjoy it.”
Me: “Hi xxx,
I keep all correspondence on here and prefer to keep it business only.”
Him: ”I understand and respect that, but I thought it was part of the business getting to know each other. After all we’ll stay six days together.”
Me: “I offer a very cheap alternative to a hotel on a full time basis and it takes a lot of time to deal with all the bookings so I can’t chat as well. We will chat when you’re here of course.”
What do you all do when guests want to be best buddies for months before their arrival? This guy’s trip is ages away.