I am a long time resident of DC, but travel. Professionally I grow companies (usually online).
I love meeting people and connecting everyone, and this space is a part of this exciting hobby :)
So it's helpful to know who I am dealing with. It helps me to deliver on expectations and to assess a successful match. So, filling-out your profile plus information about your planned stay prioritizes your request above the others.
Bryan is doing more and more with Airbnb, so you will probably connect with him also.