Hello Zoops. When it comes to 'friending' it is more sensible to me, to communicate with a person first and get a sense of whether we 'like' each other or have some commonalities.
I will leave messages on a new members timeline, or make photo comments, etc. So I take a bit more time rather than request to befriend someone out of the blue.
Look on your timeline. I may have left a Hullo for you.
I'm a blissfully single gal, interested in friendships and commiseratin about all kinds of subjects.