Do you Accept ALL Friend Requests on Facebook?

Do you Accept ALL Friend Requests on Facebook?
I've come across people or friends on facebook that do not accept people who they do not know, people who are completely strangers from them and doesn't have any mutual friends with him/her. Those people only accept in general, people they really know like real time friends and co-workers and of-course their very own family and relatives.

There are also people who were fame grabber who literally accepts every friend requests and have thousands of friends they really don't know. As for me I've created lots of facebook account way back five years ago to promote a certain website and facebook page by adding and accepting lots of people on facebook just to message them to like and share that certain site and its facebook page.

What would be your basis and maybe reasons on why you accept a certain friend request or on not confirming that request at all?




Yeah, I might just be the stupid one out of the bunch. I don't particularly accept EVERY friend request, but I kind of feel inclined to accept a friend request if we have 5 mutual friends or more. It may not be the safest thing in the world but the repercussions of accepting it can't be that bad since it can just as easily be undone.
Posted by AlexHarris on 09-02-2017
Yeah well having few mutal friends in common is a good sign that anyone should accept the friend request because i do this as well so your not the "stupid one"
There was one time when a church member confronted me because I didn't accept their friend request. It was a little embarrassing. Sometimes, I don't like to accept people's friend requests even if I know them. I don't want everyone to see my Facebook page and/or I don't think it's important, but apparently, other people do.

Yes I do

I don't use FB for fun but rather for working purposes. So I need to add the most people I can because it means more exposure to my website. So yes I accept everyone.
Posted by Marvadaum on 09-02-2017
I can agree with you because in the past i did a lot of logo design and web design so accepting people when your working is not that bad. Also, you can remove the friend if he is not interested in anything.

Marketing Strategy

I need to get more people into my page and into my profile to mainly widen my market. I am into online marketing and do a lot of advertising in Facebook. It is beneficial for me as an online business man to use facebook as my tool for marketing. So yes, I would accept all requests.
Posted by geloi on 09-03-2017




Im not that kind of person that would accept all friends request. I only accept those people I know and has a mutual friend. Its for my safety and privacy.
Posted by Anonymous on 09-02-2017
Yeah, having a lot of mutal friends is a good sign to accept a friend request and i do this as well. Also, i just send a message to the person who added me to see why they did it.

No, its not really necessary

Now a days, facebook can get reallly dangerous, many of us have given almost every information that we have on facebook. Most probably your life is like documented, and for some stranger to look into it is not really appreciated. Scams and robbery and other stuff can happen to you if you give out those information by just accepting a friend request of some you do not even know at all. That's one of the reasons why I dont accept most of the friend requests. I also sometimes get catcalls through messages from strangers I've accepted in the past and pisses me off. Sometimes I accept friend request from people I haven't met but has more than 200 mutuals friends and lives in the same place as I do.
Posted by Anonymous on 09-09-2017


I only accept the friend if I know them. I have had many request from different people that I do not know, so I turned them away. I do not want them looking at my photos and learning about me if I do not know them at all or very well.
Posted by angie828 on 09-07-2017

no way!

No, I do not accept all the friend requests I receive on Facebook. There are too many that are clearly spam. If I don't immediately recognize a person's name or picture then I do not accept the request. There is too much personal information shared on Facebook. Some caution must be used.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 09-03-2017

Of course not

I would never accept a friend request from a stranger. I just don't feel comfortable having someone that can see my details and photos that I just don't even know. I will only accept someone that I know or someone that I have met in the past. Other than that, I would never accept the friend request no matter how many mutual friends they have with me.
Posted by kingcool52 on 09-02-2017

Too many scams and nutters

I changed my settings so only friends of friends could find me, and then I disabled adding me as a friend for a while because people in groups I was in were adding me.

I don't add many people, in fact there has to be a reason to be added as now you can message people without being friends. It's not only privacy, but you don't know if other people can hack into their accounts and see your information.

Posted by Alexa on 09-02-2017


I don't have anything to prove by having as many friends as I can on Facebook, so I don't add people unless I at least know OF them or why they are. Having mutual friends in common is always a good thing, but even then I'm hesitant to accept a request if I haven't met the person.
Posted by TheArticulate on 09-03-2017

No i do not

I get a fair amount of friend requests but I only accept requests from people that I know. It can be risky accepting requests from people that you don't know. I always check out their friends list too to see if we have any mutual friends. Then if they do I will ask that friend about them before I accept the request.
Posted by Sue on 09-02-2017


There are so many people all over Facebook that just love randomly adding and accepting every single friend request.

I am not one of them though. I do have around 100+ friends but I know all of them personally. Either from my childhood, my current life or somewhere else. I don't like accepting random friend requests because when I add the person they can see all of my posts, my pictures and more. I enjoy the little privacy that I do have so that is my reasoning.

Posted by Mehano on 09-02-2017
Jonathan Solomon

No No No

Since I joined Facebook, I've received hundreds of friend request. The problem with a social media platforms like Facebook, is that people friend request other people they don't even know. My FB account is a prime example of this as I have roughly 200 friend requests from people that I don't know. I don't deny them, but I don't add them either. What happens is Facebook puts them as my followers and I leave it like that. However, I limit the abilities they have at viewing my posts with followers. I'm not overly sensitive about my privacy, however, I'm not going to accept people that I haven't met in real life before.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 09-02-2017

No Way

I ONLY accept friend requests from people I know. Every once in a while, I'll get a stranger requesting to be my friend. I immediately reject the request and mark them as "do not know".

It might sound harsh, but my Facebook is for family and friends only. I put personal photos and information on there and I don't want anyone I don't know to see them. I can't imagine letting a stranger see my entire profile.

Posted by kataomoi on 09-14-2017

NO Way!

Some of the people on Facebook are scammers and they are not going to get my friendship! It would be silly to let people you don't know at all friend you on Facebook. It is dangerous and you can't trust everyone. I only accept a friendship request if I have a pretty good idea who they are,,or maybe are a friend of a friend.
Posted by kgord on 09-02-2017

Not anymore

A time ago yes, when I was new to Facebook. Friend request after friend request, I accepted all of them without too much thinking. MAny of them were actual friends and people I knew in real life, but there were also some random guys who added me for... whatever reasons. One day I looked and my Facebook friend list, and... who are all those people?! After a big cleaning, I decide I won't accept anymore friend request for strangers (unless they explain who they are or what they want in a message, maybe). And probably I won't accept requests from people I don't like.
Posted by Xilkozuf on 09-02-2017

Too many crazies out there

I only accept requests from people that I know. There are too many crazies out there to accept all of them. I don't have to accept everyone just to show that I have a lot of friends.
Posted by BigDreamer on 09-06-2017

No way

I don't know what the point would be to accept everyone who adds me unless I was just doing so to have more friends on Facebook. I don't want strangers to be able to see my personal information and photos on Facebook and I don't want to see their stuff on my news feed either nor would I ever contact them so there's no reason for me to be Facebook friends with them. I might add someone I don't really know if I see that we have a lot of mutual friends but I don't add people if I have no mutual friends with them.
Posted by lilac123 on 09-02-2017

I Only Accept Those I Know

At Facebook, I am in a private setting. I usea username not my full real name. I ask for friendship or connection for people that are known to me from long ago or a. friend I haven't heard of for many years. Though Facebook would advertize our Facebook account and I would receive friend request from people I don't know of , I don't accept them.
Posted by SimplyD on 09-03-2017


I only accept requests from people I know. Do not get me wrong, but I think the world is full of poorly trained people, so many are looking for scams on the internet. Facebook is a great tool for scammers. So if the person does not know me, it does not make sense to have me as your friend on facebook.
Posted by hermessantos on 09-06-2017

Not all

Nope, I don't accept all strangers as friends. I usually check on their profile first before I accept them. it is hard to know who are the good guys and the bad guys. Getting involve with bad companies may end myself up with more problems . So, I choose them. Usually ladies are alright but guys or companies, have to check them up. I don't like pornography sites. Some of them would send those stuff which makes my FB looks like a trash .
Posted by peachpurple on 09-02-2017
That is very true, especially when you go to check them out and you find that they have only one picture that seems to have been downloaded from the net. Due to privacy, it's always good to be cautious when we accept this friend requests.

Definitely not.

I absolutely do not accept every friend request I receive. The only requests I typically accept are either from people that I already know, family members I haven't gotten to know yet, or people from my town who may want to meet up and want to be friends. Otherwise, every other request goes right in the trash bin. Typically if I receive requests from someone that it outside of one of the categories I had mentioned earlier, it's typically a spam bot or some cam girl looking to advertise herself through Facebook. Clearly I don't need either on my profile.
Posted by Denis_P on 09-02-2017

I Don't Confirm ALL FB Requests Because ...

I use Facebook mainly for my work at home projects. Hackers are very sneaky. Spammers are just a nuisance. Stalkers are just bad news!

Often I get FB requests where the indication is that the person is looking for a companion. I'm married so I'm not interested in an additional relationship.

Some of the requests look like spam so I delete them. I don't know if they are spam or fake accounts but a view of the profile doesn't really attract me to want to pursue a connection.

Of course it's an arbitrary decision to friend or not to friend. So what! Lots of decisions we make in our lives are arbitrary. Why should Facebook friending be any different?

Posted by cmoneyspinner on 09-05-2017

Not All Requests

I usually accept request if there are common people among the friends. And only in that case it'd be reasonable to have the requests to be filtered. And in doing so I am more secure. Lot of people make some of such profiles and then make money off it. And that can be one bad way to fish for personal information too.
Posted by overcast on 09-02-2017


I never accept friend requests from people who I don't know. That's very unsafe. I add only those people who I know. I am on Facebook mainly to connect with my friends and family. My friend used to add everyone who was sending him friend requests. Recently someone stole all his information and created a fake profile. He told us to report the account and fortunately the account was delected. He learnt a lesson from this. You cannot trust anyone on those social media sites.
Posted by Pixie on 09-02-2017

I don't know you? I won't add you.

I'm not interested in adding everyone who sends friend requests in my direction. If I need to have you on my friends list for some reason, then I'll add you, but that obviously requires you know me to some degree. I mostly have people I've met offline on my Facebook, with one or two very close online friends.
Posted by Linen on 09-07-2017

I disagree!

Actually, I became more selective with my friends on the Facebook or even Twitter. When I receive a friendship request I check that person first and see if it fits to be one of my friends.
Posted by wallet on 09-02-2017


I do not accept friend requests from strangers. Some people confuse me for someone else, perhaps, and I just ignore the request. I don't know if they're following me or not. Also, sometimes I friend request people by accident, and they might accept the request, which creeps me out a little.
Posted by RedVelvetCupcake2009 on 09-05-2017

Accept all?

Even if I know all those people who sent me a friend request, I am not sure that I will be accepting them ALL because it just doesn't feel right. I don't usually accept people unless I really know them but on this case, it really doesn't feel right. I usually accept one request per week or so and by that time I already made sure that this is who I think this is who I am accepting.
Posted by galegatling on 09-03-2017

I Do Not Accept Them All

I absolutely do not accept all friend requests from facebook. Some are most obviously a scam, such as when you see a scantily clad female profile pic and she has about four friends and suddenly she wants to be your friend and she is from Brazil, or whatever, and have you ever been to Brazil? No. Only in your dreams. Obviously, this is some sort of phishing scam, and you should never accept these types of offers. Also, people are out there trolling all the time and looking for places to drop their spam, so I am always careful about how I accept or do not accept to my facebook account.
Posted by JoeMilford on 09-02-2017

Not anymore

I used to accept random people adding when I was younger because I had the mindset that I must collect as many friends possible for me to climb up in popularity. Nowadays it doesn't matter as long as I get to keep my privacy since I tend to rant about personal matters on my account and I would not want random people seeing my thoughts too just like that. It depends on the person too since there are people who love to get to know more people, but I prefer living a quiet life and maybe it's why I want to have less friends.
Posted by giovanniiiii on 09-03-2017

I value my privacy

I am very selective about who I am connected with on Facebook. In general my friend list tends to be real life friends and acquaintances. I tend refuse friend requests from people I don't get along with and I unfriend those who post violent or offensive imagery or who are verbal about support for causes I strongly disagree with. I think it's important to make sure you are selective about social media usage and to be smart and responsible online.
Posted by anna on 09-02-2017


I definitely not! I think it's dangerous to accept people you don't know. I only accept people I know or had know in the past. At least I have to recognize the person if I don't speak with her or him that much. Also is really annoying seeing stuffs from people you don't actually know.
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 09-03-2017

Not at all.

Definitely not.

I don't see any reason to accept all friend requests, be it on Facebook or any other social platform. I only accept requests from people that I know. They don't have to be my best friends, but I have to meet them somehow.

What is the purpose of having a huge list of "friends" if most of them won't talk to me anyway?

Posted by wiseagent on 09-02-2017


My account is in private. So i'm not really searchable. Only those who are my friends and their friends can view and find me. And if ever i receive a friend request, i always check if i met him/her atleast once. Or if the common friend we have is one of my really close friend or within my family, cause if yes i can accept it. But if our common friend is just somebody i know but we're not really that close i'd usually ignore it. It's not that i'm being a snob. It's just my way of keeping my privacy.
Posted by zheh on 09-02-2017

Not at all

I don't even accept requests from those people who are just my class mates either. Facebook gets cluttered with unknown people if you do so. As there are so many scams and fake people on Facebook that you can't trust anyone. Your pictures get compromised and what not. So it's a brotherly advice that doesn't accept a person you don't know in-person.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 09-02-2017

A lot of bots.

Well, I do accept 90% of the friend requests I get sent, however there are a lot of bots and weird people who'd add you for whatever reason, so you can't really just add anyone. There are a lot of profiles that look real, however they are made with the idea to spread viruses and spam so it's good to be more careful.
Posted by manmad on 09-02-2017


I have never done this. Since I got my first Facebook account I only accept requests from people that I know. If you accept eveybody there, just random people that you don't know, you could end up having a bad experience as you never know what their intentions behind that request are. Better to keep it safe.
Posted by felabruno on 09-02-2017


The only way I can accept a friend request on facebook or any kind of social network is because I know that person. I don't trust anyone and the social networks is a good place for bad people like thieves, kidnappers, murderers or con artists.
Posted by cubo on 09-02-2017

No, thanks

I tried to do that one time and I ended up with a lot of unknown people than friends and known people I did know. I don't think that's a safe thing to do. I don't share much on Facebook but when I do I like it that the people I know personally share it with me.
Posted by Rebelssis on 10-06-2017


I don't accept requests from the people I don't know or that I haven't heard of. I don't want my Facebook to get cluttered with people I don't care about in the slightest.
Posted by Vatroslav on 09-03-2017


I do not accept all request because you do not really know who you are accepting.Nowadays,the internet is so deceptive that people hide under fake covers just to get at you,So accepting request from those you know is cool,But if you do not know them,If you must accept,Try doing a check.
Posted by yemzy on 09-03-2017

No I Don't

I don't accept all friend requests I get on Facebook, especially if we are friends and I see another friend request with your name, that is very hard unless you take your time to inform me why you are having the second account. People use fake accounts to send you friend requests, all verification will be necessary before I accept.
Posted by williamk on 09-04-2017

No way!

I will not accept all my friend requests on Facebook because of many reasons. First, I will not add persons that I don't know. Second, some accounts may hack your Facebook account after accepting their friend request. And third, There are poser that will use the picture of your friends so be careful and consult first personally your friends if the account who send friend request your account is personally themselves.
Posted by blank629 on 09-02-2017


Specially when the friend request is from someone who doesn't even have a single real photo, cause that's just weird.
Posted by Vastor122 on 09-02-2017

No way!

I only have 60 people on my Facebook account because I don't want hundreds of people who don't even know me knowing what I am doing with my life. Or even knowing what my relatives are doing with their life, if I happen to comment on something.
Posted by Soulwatcher on 09-02-2017

some people are creepy

I don't because some people asking for confirmation look a bit creepy and if I see all their pictures are just graphics I definitely just reject them because it's not content I'd like to be updated on daily. I think it's okay to be picky because it is your daily life that will be affected considering it's a tool you'll be using everyday.
Posted by Wubwub on 04-18-2018

Definitely not

I don't like accepting everyone's friend request because there are people that I don't know or never talked to so there is no reason for me to be friends with them on Facebook. Also, they can spy you.
Posted by AlexJPro on 09-02-2017

Spying is real!

Before I accept any friend request on Facebook, I make sure that I have more mutual friends with the person that sent me a request to avoid issues of someone coming closer to spy my activities online especially as it concerns what I post on Facebook.

Even when I have many mutual friends with the incoming friend that sent a request, I ensure that I know if accepting the person will bring good value to my social media life or contribute negatively to it. I have seen some of my friends report posts I made on Facebook to the admins and this is not the way I like people being interested in personal lives of others.

Posted by Barida on 09-02-2017

I Rarely Accept but I Send Friend Requests to Stra

This may sound silly, I must admit that I rarely accept friend request on Facebook but I send friend request to people I never met in person. I am very picky when it comes to accepting friend requests, I check their profiles thoroughly just to make sure that they are real people and not posers or worst scammers. However, I send friend request to random people who I find very interesting. For example, I saw this person who posted a very interesting comment about a relevant topic, I would look at his/her Facebook page and somehow investigate if he/she is safe to add on Facebook. Of course, not all of them will accept my friend request. As a matter of fact, I sent a friend request to one of my closest friend during high school but he rejected me ha ha ha!!!
Posted by MushyPhilip1822 on 09-03-2017


When it comes to accepting friend request I always make sure to see if I know the person who's requesting or we have mutual friends since I give high priority in my security.I want to avoid spam message from unknown person too and its better to know the person that your accepting to avoid any kind of unnecessary things or danger that may happen to you by adding some person you don't know.
Posted by jeiyyy on 09-02-2017


I like it when i have many friend request, but im very careful and sensitive to those people that im goins to accept. Because sometimes I encounter a pervert people and he will tell me some nudities. Thats why after that incident i dont usually accept a friend request if its not my friends realtives or if it has no many mutual friends. For my safety and security purposes.
Posted by jayken on 09-02-2017


I always check their profile first if I know that person or it's okay to accept his request. I do set my Facebook settings for "Who can see me" to Friends of friends. I don't want others to see or search my profile if I don't know them or I don't have any mutual friends with them. There are tons of people who can easily get access to your profile that might have some bad intentions to you so I set my security to high so no one can access or see anything from my profile not unless they're my friends. You can't trust anyone nowadays so be careful.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 11-04-2017

Of course not.

Facebook has more than 1 billion users. That's a lot of people. And, as with any group of people, there are good ones and bad ones. Just as I would not go out with just anybody who invites me, I would not accept all friend requests on Facebook. At the top of the list of rejects are those people with empty profiles. No picture. No info. Absolutely nothing. Next on the list are those with questionable pictures. Especially pictures of girls in sexy poses. I don't need friends like that. Third on the list are those with pictures full of advertisements. That's a sure sign that the account is a marketing device.
Posted by Aree on 10-25-2017


Nope, I don't accept all friend requests on FB. I'm not the type of person that wants to have many friends on FB. I just accept friend requests from relatives, friends, and acquaintances. There are some cases that use their personal info to scam people so I'm very careful accepting friend requests to avoid using my account for their illegal activities.
Posted by aecel on 05-20-2018

I don't accept every friend requests on Facebook

Though I appreciate them for sending me but I've learned not to accept friend requests coming from strangers. I've been using Facebook since 2011, and I've encounter a lot of toxic people who'll send request either just to gain fame or to post immature comments on your photos. I even received a message from an unknown guy with an inappropriate and disgusting photo from being too friendly for accepting anyone's friend request.
Posted by Einalem on 10-29-2018


I don't subscribe to accepting every friend request that might come my way on Facebook. I might weigh the options to be able to decide if I should accept the request or not. I have left many requests from persons that I do not know pending because with so many subscribers sending messages that I should be wary some of these unknown persons that have been sending friend requests I have been trying to be careful about accepting these requests.
Posted by explorerx7 on 09-01-2017
When I was new in Facebook, I used to accept anyone who sends me a friend request. I thought all along that Facebook is a kind of race in having the most number of friends. But when I learned of the real purpose of Facebook, that got me thinking. From the more than a thousand friends in my list, I started trimming by unfriending those whom I do not really know. But I did not unfriend those who are reacting to my posts even if I don't know them personally. Now I have about 500 friends that I think are real people who can relate to my posts.
Posted by Corzhens on 09-02-2017
You sound like me. When I was new, I thought having maximum number of friends was the key to success on facebook. Later, I knew facebook promotes connection between the people who also happend to know in real life. After that I became choose. However, these days I have gone back to accept every tom dick and harry because I am an internet marketer and I need a large connection.
Posted by vinaya on 05-20-2018
I accept very few friend requests on Facebook as I have kept in touch with the people I wanted in my life through the years. I am a big believer in the notion that you become who you spend time with, and thus I curate my social circle aggressively. The people who are near me would sacrifice for me, and I for them. There is no fear of discovering fair weather friends in our hour of need. Facebook serves little purpose beyond an advertising platform.
Posted by JaiGuru on 09-02-2017
There is a certain danger associated with accepting all friend requests on facebook. Facebook is a platform to connect with the like minded people that you know in real life. Since people are using facebook for digital marketing purpose, they try to connect with Tom, Dick and Harry. Connecting with people who have different interests might never help you in digital marketing.
Posted by vinaya on 05-26-2018
I try to be considerate and I accept most of the friend requests I get on Facebook. The reason is because I feel that knowing someone starts from a day and that a point many friends someone has today were once strangers so in that case, I try to accept the reasonable ones. Of course, I don't accept requests from bots or spam accounts. Some people open Facebook accounts just to either promote their career or their business which I most times find annoying. As long as you are a verifiable human being and you are within the age of friends I want to keep, then I can go ahead and accept your request.
Posted by wiiky28 on 09-02-2017
You have a very good point here. Yes, friendship starts from being strangers. It's not like you meet someone randomly and say 'hey, we should be friends because why not?' Lol. I also try to see the mutual friends first and check the bio or timeline first if what the person is up to before I decide whether or not I should accept that certain person.
Posted by galegatling on 09-05-2017
I accept all Facebook friend requests, cause I'm always afraid I might miss a great real friendship , and the encounter have to start somewhere, why not from a mere profile picture, or cool avatar.
Posted by joey98 on 09-02-2017
I would have to ask you how many "real" friendships you have in your life which began on Facebook? Social networking isn't about making lasting relationships. It's about the gamification of social behavior. It's been taken to such a ludicrous extreme that anything remotely social has been destroyed in the process. I"m willing to bet the only people you're actually communicating with on Facebook are people you'd communicate with outside of Facebook.
Posted by JaiGuru on 09-03-2017
I would have to ask you how many "real" friendships you have in your life which began on Facebook? Social networking isn't about making lasting relationships. It's about the gamification of social behavior. It's been taken to such a ludicrous extreme that anything remotely social has been destroyed in the process. I"m willing to bet the only people you're actually communicating with on Facebook are people you'd communicate with outside of Facebook.
Posted by JaiGuru on 09-03-2017
for me i don't really accept all friend request specially i don't know who is that person because we might be a victim of a hacking , scamming an also identity theft so we need to be extra careful particularly accepting friends on facebook.
Posted by tophew on 09-02-2017
You have to suspicious of friendship request from facebook users. I once accepted a friendship request from a girl I knew from a writing site, where both of us contributed. SInce I knew her writer persona, I accepted her on facebook. However, I had to block her because she began posting pornography.
Posted by vinaya on 05-25-2018
I am very skeptical about online friendships. So not unless one is a mutual friend of mine or a friend of a friend, then that request is always ignored and spammed. I always have to go through a friend request's profile, and pictures to try and find traces of authenticity. If pictures are lacking, then that is a definite no no.
Posted by evash19 on 09-02-2017
As dummy accounts has been flying everywhere made me be more extra careful when it comes to social media specifically facebook. Although I've been sharing my life's happenings openly to the extent that only close people will have to see it. It may be a venue for meeting new acquaintances but nevertheless, I would rather prefer real people, and those closest to me being friends with in facebook. Thus, friend requests? I need to see your profile first.
Posted by Istine on 09-02-2017
I never accept all friend request on facebook most especially if I don't know the person at all. Because we don't know that some of them is stealing some information about you or a stalker. In just one click we might put our lives at risk because of unknown people we accepted on facebook. So beware and know the people who sent friend request on your account.
Posted by rogel on 09-02-2017
No, I do not. Accepting friend requests from people you don't know is only asking for trouble. I only accept friend requests if I have a pretty good idea who the person is, if they are a relative or the friend of friend. I just don't want anyone on my friends list. There is too much of a potential of being scammed. It is just asking for trouble to do that.
Posted by kgord on 09-02-2017
Accepting all friend request on Facebook can be very dangerous so it's a very big NO. We must be vigilant of the people friend request because it might harm us and our privacy. Hacking is now becoming a trend to those individuals who are insecure about themselves or wanted to harm someone. Not all people online can be trusted, there are some that will try to con you or whatsoever so we must be watchful of this kind of people.
Posted by DanoCath on 09-02-2017
NO, I don't think is advisable to accept all and sundry on one's Facebook.At least let it be on other social media that you may really have control over who accepts or follows you but for Facebook especially a personal account ,it should strictly be for just family and close friends or another account should be open to serve the public.
Posted by lovely on 09-02-2017
No ...Never.... My Facebook account is my personal space which has no place for unknown outsiders. It has all my personal details which should remain confined only to the known ones. Moreover, it has personal photos of me and my family. So, I always remain very particular about my friend list.

Taking into consideration the increased rate of cyber crimes, it is very important that we watch our every move on the internet. There are many corrupt masterminds who can very well take undue advantage of your personal information. It is good to make friends, but it is wise to be friends with only those whom we know personally.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 09-03-2017
Most of the spam friends and the spam requests often come from strangers. So I make sure that I only accept those friends who have something in common with me. That's the way I am considering to use the Facebook. i try to avoid using the friend request in such case where the Facebook may end up with more of an issues in terms of privacy and security.
Posted by overcast on 09-03-2017
The more people I accept friend requests the bigger my market will be. I know it doesn't sound too good, but for some online marketer, we see it as added value to our profile or page. It helps our business grow and it keeps traffic to our websites, although we wouldn't really be able to identify fake people from not, its part of the risk you should know. There are precautions on doing online marketing and some security we do as well. Facebook has been used by the whole world and imagine how many people are using it. Facebook now is the new era of advertising.
Posted by geloi on 09-03-2017
Yes i accept almost all friends request on Facebook 97% of the time. There is nothing bad if you accept almost all friends request all the time. You can never tell the person that God can use to help to help you in life at any point in time.
Posted by babyright on 09-03-2017
I really dont mind my friend requests.I can accept each of them. Unless a person is spamming the message inbox or trying to scam ,I dont see a real reason to not accept new persons in your friendlist. I dont have any photo with me,so I am not exposed to a big danger. 1.Facebook as a photo-posting platform for yourself-DO NOT ACCEPT NEW REQUESTS. 2.Facebook as a marketing platform-ACCEPT ANY REQUEST(could be a potential customer or someone providing you some help).
Posted by DenisHero on 09-03-2017
No I like it when i have many friend request, but im very careful and sensitive to those people that im goins to accept. Because sometimes I encounter a pervert people and he will tell me some nudities. Thats why after that incident i dont usually accept a friend request if its not my friends realtives or if it has no many mutual friends. For my safety and security purposes.
Posted by jayken on 09-03-2017
No I like it when i have many friend request, but im very careful and sensitive to those people that im goins to accept. Because sometimes I encounter a pervert people and he will tell me some nudities. Thats why after that incident i dont usually accept a friend request if its not my friends realtives or if it has no many mutual friends. For my safety and security purposes.
Posted by jayken on 09-03-2017
No I don't accept just any friend request. I need to know the person personally and not just through another friend or family member. I don't want a ton of junk on my newsfeed from people that I really don't know. I will accept friends if I have went to school with them or they are parents of my kid's friends. It is sometimes easier to set up play dates with their friends that way. I think too some people are trying to get information on people to use for fraud or they like to put a bunch of spam on your newsfeed. I just think that FB is a way of staying in contact with family and friends and not a way to get the most "friends" like some people I have known do.
Posted by morgoodie on 09-03-2017
Not really, I don't accept all friends request I receive on Facebook for several reasons. Some people just take the advantage of spamming one's Facebook page once you accept their friends request even to the extent of directing it to someone's inbox. I have had such experience with I think two different people and ever since I don't easily accept friends request and before I accept any friends request, I must have gone through the person's wall and profile. If I see what doesn't please me, I ignore the friend request immediately.

Also there are some people who make it a habit of trying to dupe people through Facebook, so I take good care in knowing the kind of persons I accept as friend and even if I already accepted someone who turns out to be a menace to me, I unfriend and block the person immediately.
Posted by Heatman on 09-04-2017
I used to but now I don't. I don't like to have people who I don't know who they are. Especially, if we don't have mutual friends. That is when I ask Why are you requesting me? How you find me?. We never know because I don't accept them haha. Nowadays, it is dangerous to have people you don't know they might be a rapist or a psychopath. You need to be careful with the people you accept because they are going to see everything you post from your family to your friends, what you do, what do you like, etc.
Posted by pizzalover on 09-05-2017
I'm kind of wary about accepting every friend request. I barely speak to half of my friends on Facebook as it is and my news feed is cluttered with stuff about which I don't care. I won't forget the occasional spam invitations I always get from people I barely know. It's annoying. Even if I know the person, even if they're close to me, I might not always add them because I don't want everyone to have access to my page. I barely use Facebook as it is nowadays, so I don't care, and I won't add anyone.
Posted by RedVelvetCupcake2009 on 09-05-2017
It actually depends. For me I use two different accounts in Facebook. The first one is my personal account which I use to contact or get in touch with family members and close friends. There I can share my photos, videos, things that I've been doing and many more. Therefor I only accept friends that I personally know and are close to me. For the second account I accept anyone since its for business. there I post advertisement for marketing and many more. also If my boss asks if I have Facebook account, Of course I'll give the second one.
Posted by clife on 09-06-2017
I only add people I know on my facebook account for security reasons. I'm sharing my life with it so it's not good to add people who I didn't knew at all. I want to keep my facebook account for family, friends, relatives and officemates only.
Posted by Scarlet on 09-06-2017
On my personal page? No way. Uh uh. On the new pages I've started that are strictly for promotion and networking? Sure, why not? I can always delete them if they aren't a good fit.

I don't let strangers into my personal life though, especially since it's not just me. It's my family, friends, etc. and I don't want to expose them to people I don't know either.
Posted by Zyni on 09-06-2017
Your post reminded me of my dummy account I made a few years back. I copied a celebrity from another country and uploaded all her pictures there and she is sexy too. So I have a lot of requests coming in and by now they are probably over thousands. I haven't checked it yet anymore but I can probably recover the password and email. It's just so amazing how people can easily add random people to almost all social medias and that's just it.
Posted by galegatling on 09-07-2017
I don't accept all friend frequest on facebook. I use facebook for personal networking as well as professional networking. When I am doing personal networking, I will accept only people I know in my personal life or the people who I know from virtual world. I will never accept a person who is entirely a stranger even though we may have some mutual friends. I do professional networking through my facebook pages.
Posted by vinaya on 09-06-2017
No. I have experienced accepting as many as I can in facebook. And then, I regretted it. Why? They don't know you. You don't know them. Some post are lousy and should not be in facebook. They even tag you in a lousy and inappropriate post. Some are sending you messages that aren't your business . Some are tagging you and poking you. Whoahhh!! I unfriend them and it is very a long time process to me.
Posted by Jenien on 09-06-2017
Because of the great power of social media, it pays to be cautious when adding people to your social media account. Even if I was actually already cautious, I still became a victim of cyberbullying, fb account hacking. So really, nothing is safe anymore, we have got to be really cautious more and think before we click. I am particular with facebook friends, I add only those I know personally.
Posted by babyretzel on 09-09-2017
I do accept almost every friend request sent to me on Facebook, I only ignore those I see as scammers that will spam all my timelines with unnecessary ads or spams. I don't see it as a big deal accepting everyone.
Posted by yunken on 09-09-2017
For a couple of reasons i would not confirm a friend request on facebook. Firstly, because some people have evil intentions online, Secondly because their profile picture is not appealing to me and Lastly, if their timeline appears negative to me i would decline their friend request.
Posted by imagefixer7 on 09-09-2017
Seeing the number of friend requests I get from 'hotwomensrchinfors3xwithalmostnudepictures'.. nah, I don't and I never will. Somebody else is getting this kind of request ?
Posted by Wyvh on 09-09-2017
No I don’t accept any face book request; before I accept such request I see to it that we have mutual friends. I also check there profile before I accept it. I do accept request if I really know him or her. I accept friend request if I know him or her personally or a friend of my friend. Sometimes if you accept face book request that you did not check his or her profile would cause a problem and sometime just a spam .It is better you accept face book request if you really know that person. For me it doesn’t matter even my friend is not that many as long as I know them it s fine with me.
Posted by honeybabe on 09-12-2017
I only accept friends that I know in real life or those that I've previously met in another online platform. I think it's a waste of time to network with people and be sent news about them when there really is no existing relationship with them now in or in the future. I even decline the friendship invites of some old classmates or distant relatives who have proven to be toxic in our earlier encounters. For some, having a huge friends count may be a status symbol. This isn't true in my case.
Posted by chatbox on 10-22-2017
Definitely not! I've already turned down various requests for friendships, mostly requests from people I do not know. Sometimes it is very common to receive friendship requests from strangers and I simply end up refusing.
Posted by hermessantos on 01-21-2018
Currently, I have more than 200 pending friends request who are still waiting for me to accept them which I'm never going to accept. I have been making time to cancel some of these requests but they still keep sending it, so I decided to leave it till the end of time.
Posted by Martinsx on 04-18-2018
When I was new to facebook, I was very choosy when it came to accepting a friendship request. I only accepted people whom I know in real life. later, I began writing online and lot of people who also write on the sites where I was active began sending me friendship request. I could not refuse because I admored these people. These days I do social media marketing as well, therefore I accept all friendship reqests from people who have human picture in the profile and details about them
Posted by vinaya on 05-19-2018
Not really. I guess I already learned my mistakes by doing that before. I remembered like if you have thousands of friends on your social media, they say you are like so popular and awesome. But I don't agree on that anymore. Most of them were being negative and just spying on your account so they can start to gossip behind your back. I told my self that I will never let them destroy my life again just for their nonsense stories so I unfriend all of them. Then there's this one time, they try to send a request to add them as my friend again? Im so glad that we can block people now and I am free from toxic people.
Posted by romy_ter on 09-18-2018
The symbol of popularity is still the style of the younger generation in gaining lots of friends. In fact, some of my friends in Facebook would announce that they couldn’t accept new friends anymore because they already have the maximum 5,000. Can you imagine an account with that many friends? How could he react to the posts of those 5,000 friends? It is impossible to even just read the posts on your timeline every day even just half of those people.
Posted by Corzhens on 09-27-2018
I do not accept all friend requests from facebook but that doesn't mean that I'm not friendly. Eventhough I know the person, I still don't accept it. I only accept friend requests from people who are close to me or played an important role in my life. I came to think that more people who will see my timeline, the more people will judge me without knowing my real background.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 09-30-2018
I agree 100% @corzhens. If you have 5000 friends how do you read all those posts. That's why they are people that are addicted to Facebook. They are on it constantly the whole day. Personally the best part for me on Facebook is the groups where I get lots of information. For example I'm in lots of losing weight groups. So this tends to take up quite a bit of my time on Facebook. I really don't want to be seeing the latest pictures of people's dogs, cats or where they spend their holidays. Imagine 5000 images of that and some people post multiple times. That's a no from me.
Posted by jaymish on 10-03-2018
No, who in the Earth will accept all friend requests in their Facebook? Just famewhore people; they will use them as likers and commentators of their posts, especially those teenagers one. As I mature, I delete those friends that I don't really know and only accept ones that I know. This will tighten my Facebook security because I know all those people who are inside my vicinity.
Posted by vivalavanda on 11-04-2018
No, I don't really do that anymore. Since I became an adult I started removing unknown friends and stopped accepting people I'm not really associated with personally, it's just hard to trust anybody these days.
Posted by mftmadam on 11-28-2018