Friend requests

@maximax8 (29134)
United Kingdom
January 1, 2010 4:53am CST
On Face Book I have had some friend requests from people I haven't ever heard of. I looked at one of the profiles and saw that she is Face Book friends with two of my friends. So I asked each of my friends who she is. Neither of them had got any idea. She wrote a message to one of my friends. I am confused why she wants to be friends when she doesn't know us. Do you know all your Face Book friends? Why do you think that the lady wants to be friends with me and my other two friends when she doesn't know us?
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@missybear (11395)
• United States
1 Jan 10
That happens to me a lot too. some people recommend other people and they really don't know them either. Lots of people request friends for the game playing, it doesn't really matter if they really know you but it helps them in certain games to reach higher levels and more points or coins.
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• United States
1 Jan 10
I know this to be true. A friend had given me an invite or something to some game they were playing, and next thing I know I'm getting requests from people I don't know. I look to see who we have in common as friends, when I see that it is just the people who play games - I ignore the friends request. I really am not being mean, I just don't think that I would have too much in common with them - especially since I don't even play the game my friends do......
@benny128 (3621)
1 Jan 10
I usually accept people I don't know then I ask them where they are and who they are, if I don't get a response that I am looking for then its the delete button lol, am quite careful who is on my facebook account and I will accept but then delete if needed
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@bvdev234 (304)
• India
1 Jan 10
Hi Max, I too get those type of f'ship requests. Usually I will accept their friendship, and got connected to many wonderful people thus. Facebook's motto is to connect more and more people together. So I don't think it is good idea to neglect those. Most of my best friends were total strangers, say, a year ago! Yes, some of those friendship requests will be a 'marketing campaign'. Those can be neglected latter. HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Jan 10
I only personally know about half of my Facebook friends. I accept friend invitations from people all over the world that are interested in Raw Vegan Food as we run that type of business and Facebook can be a great business marketing and networking tool. I have a Raw Food group on Facebook and I think a lot of them request my friendship from there, or they search out people with the same interests as them to enhance their FB experience. So perhaps that is why she wants to be friends with you as she has seen that you share interests?
4 Jan 10
I have a few friends that I have made via various forums that I may never have met so I tend to restrict what they can see on my profile just to be on the safe side - I never have any friends where I do not know where they are from at all or say not know how they became my friends although I do know of some who have doen exactly what you have said and added me because they know somebody I do, even though we don't know each other! That makes no sense to me as why would you want to be a friend of a person you have never communicated with before?
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
4 Jan 10
Isn't it a moment of pride when one is selected to be a person with the most friends. In my opinion, it could be because you are friends of the friend. Some people subscribed to the mentality that another's friend are also his/her friends. It is simply easy with facebook to link one to another.
@kekexinfeng (1303)
• China
4 Jan 10
I think I don't know a lot of friends on my face book,however,when someone want to be a friend of mine,I often response "yes",I think she or he may has some questions or only want to talk to another,why don't help her?
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
Hi. I know all my friends in facebook and friendster. I never accepted those requested from unknown individuals as I don't know their motives for inviting me. Besides, I have personal information and pictures in my accounts which could be used by some unkind people for bad purposes.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Hi Max, I probably shouldn't be responding to this post because I don't have a facebook account anyway. But I just wanna share that while I've been invited by friends to join facebook many times, I just can't find myself to get interested in it. All my friends already have facebook account, and it seems I'm one of the few left who haven't joined the wagon yet. As to your question, if you can see the person's profile and he/she seems harmless, it won't hurt to add another new friend.
@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
I have a number of friends on Facebook who i personally do not know, but because they are friends of my friends, when they send me friend requests i check on our mutual friends first then i accept. Some requests, i do not accept if i do not know the person or she/he is not a friend of any of my friends. For that lady who send you a friend request, maybe she just needs more friends to add and thinks that you will be great friends on there.
@bhav27 (442)
• India
2 Jan 10
well mazimax8 this always happens with all , some just want to be our friends and some are our enemies who want to spy on us by social networking sites , let me tell you my experience with a person , he was actually my enemy and he kept on sending me request , friend request and when i examined his profile deeply , i found that he is known to me , just wanted to spy on me so always beware from unknown request , always examine the profile deeply.
@Hazelrose (2182)
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
Hi maximax8,Well for me,i don't have problem with that because i really wants friends,Every time i had friend request from people whom never heard,i will confirm it.Because i believe that it may be a good start for a new friendship.Happy new year!God Bless!
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
Stalker... LOL Maybe she's just friendly or it might be a coincidence. Speaking of facebook, I'm not really an FB addict so that explains why I only have one FB friend.
2 Jan 10
well facebook is one way of knowing other persons, maybe you share a common interest games, groups) or maybe she've seen your name on some of your friends blog.. hope this helps :)
• United States
2 Jan 10
I'm only friends with people that I know on Facebook. Sometimes I have had people from high school friend me and it took me a while to realize who they were because they got married and changed their last name.
@udnisak (610)
• Australia
1 Jan 10
well i dont mind adding people in facebook who are not friends.. that way i get the chance to meet lots of new people.. i belive we should be adding more people to our profiles and share their photos, links etc.. once in a while we can chat with each other cant we.. currently i have lots of fb friends who are never met face to face..
@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
1 Jan 10
I have friends that have added me on facebook that I don't know, too. I added one girl because she is a friend of my niece's and I didn't know her from Adam. This was when I was new to facebook but I just thought any friend of my niece's is a friend of mine. A guy added me here lately thinking I was the same Kathy Jones he went to high school with. I told him we could be friends, anyway. Is it possible this girl could have added you thinking you were somebody she knew but it turns out she doesn't? Kathy.
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
1 Jan 10
Honestly I found many of my MyLot friends on there by friends we shared. I try to request and let them know that I am a mylotter and my name here but sometimes I forget.... but a friend told me that it can be annoying to guess so I have been more diligant in adding a note to my request. May be message the person and ask why she wants to be your friend.... maybe she's an idiot like me. *shrug*
@OYGAK2005 (371)
• Saudi Arabia
1 Jan 10
hi...i really want to log on facebook but idon'tknow there have waht reasons in my county don't open that site .i few time tried to open that site but result is same -didn't found that site....good luck and enjoy facebook ...
@DOLLYBABY (2534)
• United States
1 Jan 10
well don't you ever think the lady probably sending you and your friends,friend request to add you both so that she can get to know you,well that's a maybe,or maybe she just wanna make trouble.i had an experience when i use to be on hi5 with this guy was a friend on my cousin friend lsit,but i thought they are friends from just being online, away there was this girl i think she was the guy girlfriend,or she had some sort of feelings for him.she went on his profile and said just some friend comments on his profile from me and my cousin.and when she said that she request me as a friend,so i stupidly added her,not knowing what she was all about.after words when my cousin came online i told her about the friend request from the girl and she said to me if i was stupid to add the girl and that i should delete her from my profile,so i did.my cousin had told me that,that said girl send her a friend request too and she had rejected,so after my cousin reject the girl comment and i deleted her from my friend list ever since she been sending us both friend request to add us,and we keep rejecting it,but she never stop.we both had a profile open and she wrote in me and my cousin scrapbook cursing out out,saying the most disrespectful stuff to us and she did'nt know us.we did curse her out back,back and forth until i think it would never stop,i personally think she was a psycho.but i did finally get her off my back.with that lady that been trying to request you as a friend if you don't feel to add her cause you don't trust her,just don't cause she probably a bad news.just follow your instinct.