I'm an long-term Couchsurfer, so not foreign to hosting guest and being hosted. Sometimes I travel for work and have less time to spend with my hosts so airbnb is a better option.
I used to have a link to my CS profile, but airbnb doesn't allow that anymore, so here's a copy:
A scientist on paper and an event organizer at heart that's trying his best to see what the world has to offer before it's too late. I got my first backpack in third grade and I still carry it around with me!
I'm always up to learning new ways to live life, so I figure you are as well! ;) There's a large chance that if you surf my couch you'll be dragged along to whatever it is I'm doing those days (except maybe watch me sit in my office and pretend to work, since that most likely would bore you slightly). This can be any (or all) of the following and more: dinner at a friends, concerts in odd places, concerts in hip places, a few (email hidden), partying until the sun comes up, far too many beers at many bars, movie and dinner at home, bike ride around the lake, sledding trip to the mountains, and and and. As long as you're willing to do anything (well, maybe not quite anything), then you'll be fine and I'm sure you'll have a good time.
I like to think I'm interested in everything that's not boring. Try me with any conversation, any activity, any food. If I haven't seen/done/ate/smelt/touched/climbed/jumped/peed-off/drank/pushed/swam in before, I'm in!
Cheesy life motto:
Treat everybody and everything with more respect than you expect to get yourself, Newton's laws of action/reaction need not apply to human interactions. Listen to what other people have to say. Even if you don't agree with them - it will remind you of the reasons. Give everyone the benefit of the doubt, there's always something new to learn and you're always smarter in retrospect. Do good deeds without expecting anything in return, it's what makes you a good person. Don't judge yourself harder than you'd judge others, there's no reason for you to be more special than them. In fact, don't judge at all: teach and learn.