I have had nine invitations since April 2021. I also find it very flattering. Many times these are for local sits, five of them were from my home state. While I have wanted to help these homeowners out, my chief reason for signing on with THS is to experience new areas.
Maybe off the topic, but If I must fly to get to a sit, my preference is for a homeowner that offers use of their car. I have driven homeowner’s cars for local driving only. For longer trips, say an hour or more away, I have rented a car.
One thing I wish the website would change is the “Sorry you weren’t successful this time …” emails in response to an invitation that I did not accept. Likewise, I do not click on “decline” in response to the homeowner because I don’t want it to feel like an affront. I simply reply politely to them in a personal email.