Accept a friend that hasn't responded to you?

@raydene (9875)
United States
March 9, 2009 9:48am CST
Do you check out that friend before hitting the accept button? More and more I get requests from mylotters that 1. I haven't responded to any of their discussions 2. They haven't resonded to any of mine what do you do? Do you accept them anyway? I do but sometimes wonder why! xoxoxoxoxo
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I usually accept them too. "A friend is a stranger that you just haven't met yet". Sometimes I will go thru my friends list and delete a few. I wish we had a way of organizing our list. It can get time consuming to find someone if you have a long list. I am not one that needs a long list of friends, some people like to have big numbers on their list.
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
9 Mar 09
A lot of friend requests that i have being getting lately are those that have seen my responses in thier discussions. Very few of them fall in the categories that you have mentioned. But i would accept the friendship request. Maybe later when i do my cleaning up here i would probably delete them, if the mututal inactivity remains.
@BarBaraPrz (18483)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 Mar 09
I except them and forget them, unless they start showing up in my or my friends' discussions.
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@GardenGerty (93648)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Mar 09
That is what I do as well. I give them a chance, and wait to see what comes of it.
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@mummymo (23709)
9 Mar 09
I hate not accepting people Mom but too many times I have accepted someone I haven't seen around at all and regretted it when they have started spamming etc. Now I will deny if they are just all about making money or if they are one liners or spammers - otherwise I will either accept or sit back and wait to see if I have anything in common with the requestor before making a decision. Hugs xxxx
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@GardenGerty (93648)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Mar 09
I do this all of the time. It seems that they are trying to learn their way around here. Most of the time I never hear from them again. If they do something distasteful and vulgar, I can always delete them, the same if they spam me.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
18 Mar 09
I accept them and I answer the discussions because frankly money is money but if I find that I have responded a lot to their discussions and they have never once responded to mine then I will delete them eventually.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
Hi raydene! haha..me too! I am wondering why I do the same thing. I have been receiving many friends' requests nowadays and I do check their profile upon the advise of a feloow mylot friend here to be careful on who we accept. But I do accept them anyway even though I have never came across them before here. However, most of them have never responded to my discussions nor have commented on my responses so what I am planning to do is to still give it some time, maybe a month or two before I delete them (hopefully I won't forget). I would rather have few friends here who have the courtesy to respond somehow. I do not expect that they will faithfully respond or comment to each and every discussion or responses I make but somehow they could respond at least a few times. Take care and blessings to you! lovelots..faith
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
10 Mar 09
I no longer bother whether the friend has responded to my responses simply because I do not post discussions anymore. I just accept anyone who wants to be my friend. Why deny someone of friendship when all the person wants is someone to respond to his/her discussion. However, once the approved friend take advantage of the friendship and sends a private PM promoting his business, that's the end of the friendship. I simply remove him.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
10 Mar 09
Hi, raydene! I do accept their friend request even though they have not responded to me. I just try to have as many friends that I can. I am unable to tell a lot about a person, I would have to meet them. So, I will just accept them as my friend.
@ElicBxn (60427)
• United States
10 Mar 09
I'll go check and see how long they've been on mylot and if they have any simular interests
@Darkwing (21590)
10 Mar 09
Yes, I check out the people who send me friends requests, and if they haven't answered any of my discussions, or I theirs, or if they have 0 points, they're denied. Funnily enough, somebody responded to a discussion of mine last night, saying "signing off from Gatwick", so I checked their profile out and it turned out they live in the same county as me in England. It can be a small world, that's for sure, so I requested their friendship and they accepted. That's the way I feel friends should be made in here! They don't have to live closeby, but it's good when they appreciate you discussions or you theirs. Brightest Blessings my dear friend.