What makes you add someone as a friend?

China
November 1, 2008 5:07am CST
For me, if someone is knowledgable, or good at writing... Thus, I will not only learn something from their discussions but also enjoy their nice writing styles. What makes you add someone as a friend?
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
1 Nov 08
For me to send a friend request it all comes down to compatability on some level or another. It may be because of their writing style; or their sense of humour. It may be because they have disagreed with me and I enjoyed the way in which they stated their case..... Sometimes it's because they have made a continuous effort to interact with me. It can be any one of a number of reasons really but as I said previously, it does come down to compatability at some level or another and I am certainly not someone who sends friend requests just for the sake of sending them.
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• China
1 Nov 08
Yeah, very good point. U must be an American, I guess! Let me check your profile now. Have a good day!
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• China
1 Nov 08
Oh, well, then, after checking your profile, I found that I was totally wrong! Shame on me and sorry about that! Have a great day.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
1 Nov 08
How the heck did you come to the conclusion that I was an American hiddenwing??? I am living in Egypt at the moment but am actually an Australian.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Hi hiddenwing! Well for me it is a few things. I usually notice people in discussions. After I seen them a few times that will usually mean that we have some interests and friends in common. I will have already seen how they respond and as you said also have noticed their writing syles so I will have gotten a feel for the type of person that they are. If that is the case then I will ask them for a friend request. What I don't understand is how people ask me for a friend request when they haven't even been in a discussion yet.
• China
2 Nov 08
I was curious too. I didn't know why people sent me a friend request. lol Thanks for sharing your opinion. Have a great day.
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
1 Nov 08
I can't say exactly what would make me add someone as a friend, but I can say what would make me not want to add him or her. That is a bad attitude. I do not want to be associated with someone who is going to drag me down. I don't mean someone who occasionally has a bad day. We all have those. I'm referring to someone who is never satisfied with anything.
• China
1 Nov 08
They are so bitter. Life doen't mean to work like that way. If some people work harder and harder and after all satisfy with their achievement... Well, you said never...Then, the people that you mentioned are really greedy...they are quite different from the ambitious and diligient ones. I think they are cocky, arrogant, bossy, they also have a god complex... Hehe, I speak so many bad words, sorry! Have a great day
@nannacroc (4049)
1 Nov 08
I rarely request friends now unless their discussions really interest me. When I have a friend request I look at their activity and see if they have any common nterests or if they have posted anything I feel strongly about or if they are fun and appeal to my warped sense of humour.
• China
1 Nov 08
You take your friends request secriously. Then, I guess they must be lucky to be your friends after your verfication. Have a great day.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 08
I have to admit that I hardly ever decline anyone if they request my friendship because it makes me feel honoured that they have chosen me! However I hate being picked at random when I see the person who has asked me to be a friend hasn't bothered with their profile or hasn't made any posting, you think they are going to spam you! I am a very friendly person and enjoy making friends with people all over the world, as you said you can learn so much on this site from other people!
• China
1 Nov 08
I remembered that I sent a friend request to you first. Hehe It means your good writing skills have impressed me. Like I said, I am not a pop singer myself, but I do know who sings well. I didn't decline anyone either. But I just send a friend request first when I think someone is good at writing or knowledgable. Oh, sorry, I am a little prejudiced, I know.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
1 Nov 08
I used to do alot of friend requests when I first joined Mylot so I would have alot of friends and topics to respond to. I accept all friends for that reason also. I like to comment on their posts.
• China
1 Nov 08
I hardly do something in mylot three months ago. One day, I started a discussion and lots of people sent me friends requests. From that day on, I began to send some friend requests myself.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
1 Nov 08
I just add whoever send a request lol I never refuse them. See no reason why to. I do send request ocassionaly...if I like how someons is thinking or answering or if they have good discussions started. Someone I find on equal mind levels I guess.
• China
1 Nov 08
Hmmm, thanks for sharing your reasons that you add a friend. It is worth learning. Have a nice day!
@msedge (4012)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I don't usually add because i get heart when rejected though its not yet happen to me.I just wait until one would want to add me to their lists.I never rejected anybody i always accept who wanted to be my friend.