@Maggie @Snowbird @temba @Kelownagurl … really interesting conversation and the age on profiles question comes up at both ends of the sitter spectrum. There are 20’s who may get passed over because they are considered “too young” and yet could be perfect for the sit, it’s not about age but attitude and the ability to meet, even surpass expectations.
I always chose more mature sitters and looked at ages first (only because of personal experiences with a less than house proud young family member) until a beautifully written and presented application from a 23 year old fell into my messages, one of over 20 applications all from experienced and mature sitters, long story short she was the perfect sitter.
If you are 65+ fit and an active sitter, with a great profile and good reviews and owners can see that you are completely aware of all that is involved with their pet’s needs and home care to the point that you only apply for sits that you know are the right fit for everyone involved … I sit in the 65+ cohort and could almost add another 10 years to the + but would happily display my age if required.
Do you think it be fairer to have a choice of the way ages are displayed on profiles?