Girl who dances in a cage (cagekitten) wrote,
Girl who dances in a cage
cagekitten

How do I handle this friend request?

So being new to facebook, I would like to know how others handle this situation. I got a friend request from a man I don't know. Makes me nervous since I only planned to add people I know. Before I declined him I sent him a message and asked why he tried to friend me. He pointed out the high number of mutual friends we had.

So I'm thinking, I don't want to add him. I don't post any secrets on fb but I don't know him and I'm not a fan of strange men trying to get to know me online. On the other hand, if I don't accept friends of mutual friends, how the heck am I supposed to get to know new people and make new friends? I figured it's just one guy, so I'll add him.

Today I got yet another friend request from a strange man I don't know. We have 10 mutual friends. I don't want to add him because for all I know he just saw a pretty picture and wants to collect as many cute goth girls as possible. But on the other hand, how am I supposed to make new friends if I don't accept friend requests from friends of friends?

Would it be rude to message him and tell him I would be happy to add him once we have met in person? Not an offer to meet of course, but an invitation to introduce himself if he ever sees me at an event or club?
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