I tried to search for this topic and literally got nothing but a white page, so if it’s been discussed recently, I apologize for missing it.
When I logged on to FB this morning, there was a friend request from someone I didn’t recognize living in a place where I don’t know anyone IRL. This person didn’t have an open profile, so I couldn’t look at his friend list to figure out if we’ve got a connection. My FB is set for Friends Only, and I’ve got to assume that this guy, for whatever reason, searched on my name and decided to send a request.
I considered messaging him back to ask him why he wanted to friend me, trying to figure out a way to word it that didn’t come across as to snarky or nasty, but ultimately, I decided it’s not worth it. I don’t know who he is - didn’t recognize either his name or his face - and I can’t have just anybody knowing when I do my laundry. (Yeah, my FB posts are that scintillating.) I just declined the request.
Maybe he thought I was someone else, altho my photo is clearly me. Maybe he decided to try to friend as many folks who share my name - odd possibility. Maybe I’m making more of this than I should. Yeah, I’m bored. Why do you ask?
In conclusion: how do you deal with friend requests from unknowns? Accept, and perhaps later reject? Message and ask why? Ignore and move on with life? Make pointless posts on message boards?? C’mon, spill!!