Emily Post say to this - What kind of Facebook etiquette does one follow regarding exes who want to "friend" you on Facebook? Do you simply ignore their friend requests? Do you decide based on your level of comfort, and how amicably your relationship ended? Do you "friend" ALL of them, regardless of how they trashed-talked you after the relationship imploded (albeit 20+ years ago)? What about the ones who are now married? (Is it even appropriate to have married "friends" of the opposite gender on Facebook?)
Recently, one of my girlfriends mentioned to me that her ex-boyfriends have been coming out of the woodwork on Facebook. Some are recent, some from high school and college. It seems that just about everyone has joined Facebook within the last year. The tricky part is, how do you handle the people who once held your hand and your heart, but are no longer your other half? Keep in mind that once you "friend" them, they will have access to your photos, videos, will be able to see what other people write on your wall, and anything else that you post on your Facebook. In other words, that now stalker-ish Romeo-reject will have the 411 on your current life stats. This is the opposite of out-of-sight-out-of-mind. This is ALWAYS in sight = now ALWAYS on mind.
I'd like to get your input on this social media conundrum. Any comments?