I received quite some friend requests on this site. That is nice. But what is the meaning of "Friend"? To me it is a person that I want to stay in touch with. Most likely because we know each other in real life or because we had a serious conversation online.
So I put this sentence in my profile " It is nice to receive a friend request, but please only AFTER we had some kind of conversation. It is not my purpose to collect as many "friends" as possible. " And still I keep on receiving friend requests from people that did not exchange a single message.
Maybe my interpretation of "friend" is too oldfashioned?
What is for you the meaning of a friend on this site? When do you decide to send or accept a friend request?