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Warmshowers is no good

Hi all am on my 2nd tour and have now covered 5000km and made 20+ warmshower requests and still not had even one host or warmshower I don't understand why, is it because I am a lone male or another reason? 

Am not happy about this I am currently cycling uk to Budapest and it would be nice to feel welcome and meet like minded people!

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It looks like you also not

It looks like you also not respons to pople???

Message responsiveness: 0%

(0 responses to 1 requests over the past year)

Message responsiveness: 0%

 

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How do you do your requests? 

How do you do your requests? 

I'd suggest writing a customized message to the potential host.  Include a bit details as to when you're planning to stay overnight and for how long, if it's for more than one night mention a reason (bike fix, recuperating , etc.) , how many people are in the group, where you're currently are, a little about your tour.  I'd suggest inquiring just a few days before you're arriving (5-1 days), enought to correspond and close enough that everybody has an idea of their schedule. 

It doesn't have to be to special but should be personal.  Warmshowers website has changed a bit lately and it seems to have made contacts a bit harder.  There used to be an automated inquiry button or such - a horrible idea. If that was what you have been using then I'm not supprised of the outcome.

BTW, when I get an inquiry I check the profile as well. Your profile isn't bad but I'd like to know where you're from (Belgium?) and what your'e currently touring.

If you're riding through Iowa (USA) you're welcome to check with me for an overnight.

 

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How much time in advance?

Hello Mark,

This isn't really an answer to the "why no response" question...but it may be related. The biggest reason I am not able to host is a lack of advance notice. Even a couple of days is usually enough for me to do some rearranging of schedules to make it work. The majority of requests I get are for the same day or the next day, and that's usually not enough notice. However, I do always write back.

Hope you've had better luck since writing this!

Rod