Priceless Exchange - Demi Pair and Au-Pair Agency - Why Families Are Choosing Male Demi Pairs

Our male Demi Pairs are becoming very popular with many families who regularly have a Demi Pair helping them at home. Generally, the guys can cook better than the girls, and one family says they also have more energy to get housework done faster, plus they are more enthusiastic and willing to spend time with the children before retiring to their rooms. Some host families also say the guys tend to need less training than the girls and are easier going emotionally. demi-pair with children

Business owner Karen Wildman has a school-aged girl and boy and prefers male Demi Pairs over females.

“The males have more energy and want to be more involved in our household. They seem to fit our busy lifestyle better because they tend to be fitter than the girls and get their chores done quicker. They just get in and get it done then they go and play with the kids,” Karen says.

Many families prefer male a Demi Pair because they can cook great meals. In Korea, when males turn 20 they serve in the army for two years. While they are away from home they learn to cook, whereas mothers usually cook for their daughters who tend to live at home until they marry. Busy, working couples also benefit from having male Demi Pairs cook and help them at home, even if they don’t have children. One of our families is a single dad with a school-aged daughter and their male Demi Pair has worked out to be the better choice for them because he does the cooking as well as other chores.

"So Glad We Changed Our Silly Assumptions"

Nicola Poznanovich says: “We have had the privilege of hosting two Korean male Demi Pairs so far who have both been super-amazing in ways I could never have imagined! I've always been so hesitant about including male Demi Pairs in our home due to my own silly assumptions. I thought I would feel uncomfortable having an unknown male in my house and I thought they wouldn’t be as well-skilled in areas that women are usually more skilled in. “But thankfully my assumptions were wiped away the first day each one arrived and exceeded my expectations throughout their stay with us. The kids loved their extra physical strength and energy, their willingness to play girl and boy things and I loved how protective they were of my kids. In our home, housework is the main duty to do and they took on their tasks so well. They went over and above what I taught them to clean and even would do extra things that I didn't ask them to do because they just wanted to help. My husband comes home late from work so to have another male around to do "men" duties like taking the rubbish out and sweeping the yard was a huge help. “We are so glad we decided to change our assumptions and take in a male Demi Pair. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has been putting it off!” said Nicola Poznanovich.

Jeni Shares Her Experience With Male Demi Pair Joseph

“At first we were a little nervous about having a Korean male in the house. Our concerns were mostly that his expectation would be that I was there to do everything for him and tend to his every need. And of course we questioned if he could do housework, cook, how he'd be with the kids, could we trust him, would he be messy, clean, ra ra ra… the whole list went on. “Before we had him, Andrea Pelikan made it very clear that if it didn't work out we could move him on straight away. Yes we had concerns about all the usual stuff that comes with boys and I spoke very openly with Andrea about this. She of course was fantastic and very understanding explaining that the younger Korean males are very different to the stereo types that we are aware of. “Well we couldn't have been further from all of this. Joseph has been about 10,000 times better than ANY Au Pair or Demi Pair we've ever had. (We've had them for nearly 8 years now). He's the best cook, super organised, won't let me do anything, I often find him ironing or doing our laundry on a Saturday night, the uniforms are always ready and waiting. He's AMAZING with the kids and all our friends’ kids love him. “On the first day with us, he played for 5 hours non-stop with them. They loved it and were exhausted. This kind, caring, fun attitude has continued - something that didn't happen with any of the girls we've had. Perhaps because he's male he automatically does other extra things like the rubbish, outside sweeping and seems WAY more engaged with our family. “He's always doing something around the house or studying. He always prepares the clinic for my business so I don't have to do it - something he decided would help me, so he just started doing it.

“I think there are two main reasons he's so good:

1) Because of the compulsory military service he was required to do for 2 years by the Korean government. This also meant he came with extra skills that the military had taught him. Joseph is a qualified Barber so our kids have "Gangnam-style haircuts now". His ironing is EXTREMELY diligent and good. Everything he does is exceptional.

2) Because of the way his parents have raised him. He's not the eldest boy so has been given opportunities that the girls rarely get in Korea. He's been raised to be independent, respectful of others, caring, kind, diligent, aware and intuitive. He learns extremely fast, is always wanting to please us - and I mean ALWAYS, he consistently puts us first before his own needs. “When we had some extremely stressful situations arise in our own personal lives, we told Joseph about them (parents’ heart attacks, I got sick and ended up in hospital, and some other very stressful situations) and he just hugged us and with softness in his voice said "Don’t worry Jeni, I look after you and your family" and of course he did. “He is unfortunately leaving us soon to work fruit picking (as they all do) and that will be a very, very sad day in our house. I do hope he misses us so much that he comes back and stays forever. For us, this has been an amazing experience.”

If you’re thinking about trying a male Demi Pair, give them a go and you might join our growing number of families requesting guys from now on!

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