Hi all! I’m a single female host and renting out a guest bedroom in my apt. I’m a relatively new host and so have very little reviews, so obviously I want to host more, so I could get more reviews.
However, that being said, I’ve gotten quite a few requests from male “travelers” who want to book the room. Most of them don’t have a single review, and have only recently signed up. Most of them are “verified” by Offline ID, phone number, I think that’s about it. I think I’ve turned down 100% of the male guests bc I just don’t feel comfortable hosting them when I’m a female living alone. Well, I think it would help if they had reviews. And I usually ask them a few questions about themselves, some are very forthcoming, others, not so much. But in the end, I just can’t go through with it.
And I have looked back on the profiles of guys who have requested, let’s say from 6 months ago, they still don’t have any reviews! Which makes me think that either they were turned down by other hosts for the same reason, or they just asked asked to book with specific hosts to begin with.
Do other single female hosts have this issue? or do I just not have the mentality to be an airbnb host?