Or at least before giving out too much details? I never really thought much about it but recently a couple of people I don't really know started messaging me. I like meeting new people on GAG so that's no problem but I wanna know who I'm talking to so I usually check their profile first. When did they join? What questions did they ask? And I take a quick look at their opinions. I usually just pay attention if it's mostly sexual stuff or not. This site has too many catfishes and I had already a few messaging me so I like to be careful now, even if it looks like they just wanna chitchat. How about you?
I know where you are coming from - If someone I didn't know messaged me I would be cautious enough in early messages until I got a feel for the person which probably would include looking at their profile and posts.
I do the same thing... of course I answer a lot more sexual questions I think just because they tend to he more interesting than the how do I look, or what race blah blah questions... hmmm... could be why I get weird messages 😛
Im assuming when chatting that im dealing with a catfish
No, I will reply, then check out their profile afterwards.
Like on GaG, if I see someone comment, or ask questions I find informative or funny, I'll try to message them that I hope they don't mind the follow. I'm not trying to be weird, but I know it can be awkward. There are also some that do not allow messages unless they follow you, so I feel weird just following without letting them know. I might just be weird, though.
Nothing wrong with being cautious though. There are a lot of people on here (well, the internet) that are looking for something sexual, catfishing, or trolling. Others are just trying to connect and aren't super creeps.
Sure, that's not a question of stalking. Some people try to use GAG as a dating site and message all of us. I check out their history to see if they ask questions and give opinions. If yes, and if the message is friendly, I'll reply.
I don't really care too much about who messages me, whether it's random or someone I know. I don't often follow people back either, and when it comes to catfishes, I usually give them the benefit of the doubt until proven that they are indeed a catfish.
I usually click to check if they're a catfish or troll (new account, few followers, extra sexual post, etc.) but the last time I didn't check I was like "fuck it whatever" annnd it turned out to be another catfish trying to sex up and get me in trouble with the NSA and shit. So now I check again