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?
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Uhhhh OKAY SURE LET'S BE FRIENDS
11%
Give them a chance, but feel awkward about it...
41%
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
33%
Ignore them.
4%
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)
7%
Other?
4%
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Published: May 27, 2015
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GothicChains's avatar
GothicChains|Student Digital Artist
Yeah, that's me........
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD:
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DTKinetic|Hobbyist Digital Artist
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. 
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I see ^^
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Roxalew|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmmmph ^^; would give them a chance, odds are they are just trying to be nice :aww:
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe, I just get awkward with them :XD:
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Roxalew|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha 8D well in that case, you could always tell them to stop :D Just depends. 
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
True!
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WinterSong12's avatar
WinterSong12|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
People online sometimes say I'm their friend and I'm just like "uhh, OK. I can be your online friend and respond to stuff you do and things like that"

In real life i am a social slug.
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah :P
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InfiniteHex's avatar
InfiniteHex|Hobbyist General Artist
I formed a friendship doing this before.
The worst mistake I could ever make, honestly.
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same. :lol:
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zooIogy|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends on the person, but in the past, I've just told people something along the lines of "We barely speak so we aren't friends; more like acquaintances".
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, indeed!
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kojoten|Hobbyist General Artist
im a rudely blunt person so id just say "dude i barely know you, we arent friends? if you wanna be then ask but dont be weird about it and assume we are best buddies" pft im such a jerk
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I wanna say sometimes, but unlike you I don't have the guts to say it :XD:
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alkerynEdited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
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)
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I think everyone I watch is better than me too :XD:
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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. :p
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see!
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AliKitKat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see! I just find it super awkward coming from a total stranger.
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SekiiRei| Digital Artist
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.
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I have the same experience, which is why I'm kind of hesitant towards them.
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