If someone you don't really know (can be IRL but in my case it's mostly online) comes up to you and tries really hard to be your friend, calling you a good friend etc. without you ever saying they were your friend, what would you do?
105 deviants said
Give them a chance, but feel awkward about it...
84 deviants said
Attempt to make awkward responses that aren't really agreeing but not flat out rejecting them either because you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings
28 deviants said
Uhhhh OKAY SURE LET'S BE FRIENDS
19 deviants said
Tell them you don't know them and that they can't be your friend then (can be more or less politely worded than this)
I would have to tell them I don't know them and wouldn't consider us as friends, but instead of saying "You can't be my friend," I would rather have him reintroduce himself and start from the ground up. That makes the situation normal and a friendship grow over time, rather than a forced reaction.
well even though 'friendships are made not just created out of thin air!!!!! you need to know eachother first!!!' i would highly prefer it if people could just walk up to me and say 'can we be friends' not really irl but online i mean its way easier ,, and if they don't straight out refer to me as 'my friend' i'll probably never think of them as one, since i usually think of everyone im watching as inherently 'better' than me, even if we're mutuals (except people who are jerks)
I don't mind if somebody tries to be my Internet friend, but only if I know that they're a nice person and not just some stalker trying to get all of my information...but then, you probably shouldn't listen to me since nobody has ever tried extremely hard to be my Internet friend.
I feel like I come across as that all the time, so I'm always hesitant to dish out the "good friend" or "best friend" adjectives. Though I always appreciate it when someone calls me their good friend, I feel wanted and liked and it gives me the warm-fuzzies.
I generally see people who do that as attention-seeking unless it's obvious that they're just confused or something. Majority of the time when I see this, it's younger people trying to kiss up to/befriend a popular person or artist on the site.
NutmegArtistFeatured By OwnerMay 27, 2015Student General Artist
If it's over the Internet, I usually don't mind. As long as the person is nice, then sure, I don't mind being friends. However, I won't really consider them a good friend until we get to know each other a bit better. It's hard to trust the world these days.
If it's in real life, then I'll give the person a chance but be pretty awkward about it. I won't correct them if they say "Hello friend!", but inwardly it kind of bugs me. A lot of times it makes me feel like the person wants to be my friend just for one reason, rather than because they like my overall personality. Usually the people who approach me like this don't become very close with me, though, because it always happens to be someone younger.
I myself will call anyone I meet "my friend", unless I loathe them. So I probably come off as a creep to a lot of people. ;-; But I do get uncomfortable when people are overly outgoing towards me, so I'm a hypocrite of sorts.
Depends. If I enjoy their company and we have enough in common, I'd just go with it. If I don't really like being around them, I'd probably just give awkward responses without either rejecting or agreeing to be friends with them.
In real life? Sure, I'll be okay with talking with them in hopes to get out of the awkward situation if they want so badly to be my friend, I guess... But I guess I wouldn't trust them from the start and would rather get to know them more than give them any kind of advantage on something. (Also personal space is a thing.)
On the Internet, I might ask some more questions about if I know them at all, since they might just be a friend who's changed their username really... If not, then honestly? I don't know. I might avoid them more, really, thinking of them as a fake friend after observation or I might be OK with getting to know them anyway... Who knows. This thing hasn't happened to me as far as I remember, so I can't really be sure. All I can do is give a prediction, but knowing myself, some of this is probably close enough. 8I //rambleofbrainlesslel//
In my science class a few years back there was this kid who would always asked my do labs with him, and we were getting along ok I guess. One day we did a bacteria lab where we would take swabs of things like the keyboards, water fountain, etc. and see if it would grow in a Petri dish. He took a swab of his armpit, right in front of my face. Then asked me if we could be friends and hang out together. I told him I'd think about it. I thought about saying yes. Then we got our Petri dishes out that next week. The one he took a swab of his armpit in grew. IT GREW BACTERIA. I avoided him for the last few years. Now my friend has a crush on him. She invited me to go bowling. Mr. Armpit Bacteria is coming too. :/
It would kind of be really weird if some random person said they were my friend. I would say something like, "um, I don't know who you are..." Their answer would change how I react to them. If they said that I was their best friend and that I just don't remember them, I would ignore them, but if they said that we had met before on some other website and that we were friends on that, I would give them a chance. If they said we had met on some other website, I would want to know which one, and who they were on it.
You are your own self, friends know this and accept it. If their's anything unethical about whatever you do, true friends will help you go clean. But of course strangers on the net are just that, friends are people that love you unconditionally and help out, consider your emotions and well being. Just now I am a friendly stranger but a stranger none the less. For now you should treat me with the respect all humans deserve at first glance yet keep any sensitive or none superficial intel about yourself well tucked in. Trust is easy to brake but hard to build, anyone willing to go through all that trouble might be a good friend in potency.
kind of what's happening to me right now ^^' there's a boy in my geometry class who talks to me a lot, and we hang out some, but he creeped out one of my closest friends a lot.. so i dont exactly consider him a friend but he says im one of his 'good friends' but we barely know each other well? and he asked me out too once so??