The Facebook Friender

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
June 24, 2009

When did it become appropriate to Facebook friend someone that you met at a bar the night before? I’m fully aware that there is very little science to who you should and should not Facebook, but there’s a difference between keeping tabs on a person that you knew in high school and allowing a total stranger to peer into your life via your personal Facebook page.

Since Facebook was hardly around the last time I was single, I was not prepared when I learned of this maneuver only one week after the breakup. I was at a Karaoke bar and was approached by an attractive black guy after singing Marvin Gaye. At some point during the night he asked me my last name. I gave it willingly (rookie mistake?) only to find a Facebook friend request the next day.

I ignored his request and to be nice I sent a note back saying that I’m sure he would understand why I do not “befriend” people that I just met. To that, I received the following reply:

“I am intrigued by your Facebook exclusivity. Give me a call if you ever want to take a chocolate dip”

…needless to say, I now ignore such friend requests, sans personal note.

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2 Responses to “The Facebook Friender”

  1. Single. Approachable. Girl. » Blog Archive » My Booming Cafe Business And Its Dreaded Consequence Says:

    [...] by guys that aren’t panning out to be good dating prospects (need I remind you of “chocolate dip?”). Maybe pre-screening is a good idea. On top of that, I wanted to see what all the fuss was [...]

  2. lifebeginsat30ty Says:

    I had a girlfriend who would do this! Had an entire dating scheme to ‘friend’ people in bars so that they could become dating material! *shudders* That guy was obviously just looking for somethin-somethin. Douche.

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