I know there are several schools of thought about FB and FB friends. I have FB friends who have 600 or 700 "friends." They will "friend" just about anyone. On the other hand, some people are more selective about who they "friend." I'm in the latter group. I'm just not comfortable "friending" anyone and everyone unless I actually know the person. I have never "friended" anyone I haven't met in person.
I play a couple of games through FB in which I have some random opponents. One of my random opponents (Joe) and I have been playing each other for several months. We have exchanged a couple of chat messages through the game in that period of time. Yesterday, I got a chat message from Joe in which he told me I could friend him on FB. He gave me enough information to find him on FB, and he also gave me his e-mail address.
Now I'm not sure what to do with this request from Joe. I wasn't expecting that from him. If I say nothing or I don't friend him, I fear I would be rejecting him. On the other hand, I don't have any idea about his intentions, especially in wanting to friend me when all he knows about me is my photo and my ability to identify songs. The question in my mind is, "Why would you want to be FB friends when you don't know me?" I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around that.
This is completely new ground for me. Have you had situations in which strangers have asked if you want to be FB friends? If you declined, what did you say? Did you ignore their requests? If this were a situation in which he sent me a friend request on FB, I might be able to ignore it, but in this case, he asked me via chat in the game. It's harder to ignore that.