There is someone I used to know who has looked me up on a social network site and wants to add me as a friend. While we were friendly, I wouldn’t characterize us as having been friends; it would be more fair to call us “amicable associates”.
The real rub, Zombie Ann, is that I sometimes talk about actual personal stuff on this social network; the sort of stuff that I wouldn’t talk about in public, with “work buddies” who aren’t also “actual friends”, or with friends-of-friends. As such, I don’t feel comfortable accepting this friend request and letting this person into my private affairs. On the other hand, this person is quite nice, was always friendly, and may feel insulted or snubbed if I reject/ignore the friend request.
What should I do?
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