Random guys/girls add you on Facebook?

would you friend them?

1. if they share any of the same networks as you

2. if you have no mutual friends

3. emphasis on the random. we've never met (don't know if we ever will in the future)

-any or all of the above

Only asking because guys in the past have friended me even tho I've never met them before and we might share the same network.

but we do go to the same school. not necessarily the same year

As for me, I don't think I go around looking for people (who I don't know) to friend even if we are in the same network.

How often do guys do that?

And how often do girls do that?

And do you usually accept? Hesitate at all?

I'm guessing people only do that if they think that person is attractive, especially if that person has made their profile private/limited access

But again, then I'm like what do you have to gain if you add this random person as your friend? access to their profile I guess, but not much else, unless you intend to contact that person in other ways such as message them or something

& do you ever feel weird if after you friended a person on FB & like a while later you actually meet them in person (but you don't have a lot of interactions generally)?
it's like we've..sort of met before. I know who you are..but I don't "really" know you.

maybe it's just me...
i did not realize so many people would comment on this. thanks to all who commented :)

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  • Nope, I never accept friend requests from people I don't know or never met. If there are a few mutual friends, then maybe I'll accept them.

    I don't accept people I don't know, simply because, obviously, I have no idea of who they are, what they're like, or even if they are actually the person they claim to be on their profiles. Plus, what with ID theft being a big thing these days, I don't exactly like opening my Facebook information to those I don't know.

    A girl friend of mine would often get friend requests at least twice a day, and about 75% of them were random people looking for cyber sex and being general stalkers and creeps. I realize it's different for girls and guys in terms of attracting the weird ones, but it shows you just don't know what you're getting yourself into when you add someone unknown.

    • Thanks for your answer!