Is there a way to tell, on Facebook, if someone you've requested to add as a friend simply isn't interested?
I have about half a dozen "friend request pending" people on my friends list. In other words, I've friended them but they haven't friended me back. Some of them have been "pending" for months. All but one of them have yet to show up in my newsfeed/live feed. The one who does show up in my feed is the most recent one I sent a friend request to, and so far it's been unacknowledged. But the most recent status update I saw from her is "Jane Doe is now friends with Joe Schmo, Richard Roe and Jackie O" (none of whom are me). Of all the people I haven't been friended back by, she is the one I would most like to be friends with. But there's a history. We used to be RL friends, but I drove her away with my neediness (long story). When I sent the friend request I apologized, explained that I had gotten past that behavior and asked if we could start over.
Should I assume the folks who haven't friended me back aren't interested? Do I assume those who aren't showing up in my feed have blocked me, or that they simply aren't on FB much? (We're all older, and many of us in our age group simply aren't plugged into that FB 24/7 mindset.)
Should I delete them? And if I do, how do I do that? Or do I continue to hope that one of these days they will get around to friending me back?
ETA: Seconds after posting this, I checked FB and found the first status update from *another* of my "pending" people. Spooky ... .