How do users know when there are bookings or messages?

Below we have a close up view of the top right corner of the user dashboard. The numbers, highlighted in teal for this example, all represent different notifications for the user.

1. Pending - The number to the right of the user name shows how many pending bookings there are currently. This number will remain visible for both users (host/guest) until the booking has been confirmed.

2. Active - The number to the right of 'My Bookings' show how many active bookings you currently have. The number here represents the total number of confirmed AND pending bookings that have not been completed and archived. 

3. Unread - The number to the right of 'Messages' show the number of unread messages from other users.