at least a picture of the couch itself. this is the only social networking site i’ve seen where you’re allowed a single picture for your profile.
There was a discussion about this in a few places @goatse
About “He excused himself for not having read it, stating that at some point he just stopped and now only decided whether to approve a request on the pictures alone”.
Read the other way: often on profiles there are a list of personal characheristiong that not always are completely true, so many hosts do not read it, and rely more on what is said in a personal request.