I've used my oldest son as a babysitter for the younger kids in the past and now my youngest son is 13 and he loves little kids and is really good with them.
But, I've never hired a male who was not family to watch my kids. My ex-SIL used a male sitter when her son was small, and I thought it seemed odd.
Have you ever hired a male babysitter? Would you? Why/why not?