Whether it's someone you're meeting online or it's someone your friends know, aim to drop the things you know about them and start fresh.
You'd be looking at a very one-dimensional view of them.
But for me (I'm a woman in my mid-20s), adding people on facebook is not that big of a deal, it's a way to get to know a person or keep in touch.
I tried looking for him, but I guess he's not searchable.
He mentioned that he found my profile, (and even commented on how he wished he could see more photos of me), and when I asked him why he didn't just add me, he changed the subject and seemed uncomfortable.
I brought it up again later casually and he evaded the question again.If you're flowing with it and cool, we've got a winner.