What is an „o-pair“? The word „o-pair“ doesn’t really exist, it is merely a phonetic transcription of the word „au pair“.
Almost 30.000 monthly searches in google with the combination „o pair“ show however that very few people know that „au pair“ is a French word and therefore is spelled „au pair“ or „au-pair“ and not „o-pair“.
The au pair program is not only for girls; there are many young men who also apply for the program.
In this case, they are called „au pair girl“ or „au pair boy“. While many families until a few years ago preferred the help of a female au pair, now more and more families consider working with an „au pair boy“ as well.
Especially if there are a lot of boys in the family, it might be easier for an „au pair boy“ to play with the children, which in the end will be better for both sides, the au pair host family and the „au pair boy“.