For those of you who use LinkedIn I have this odd social media scenario - Well to me it seems odd.
A guy popped up a while ago with an invitation to connect (it was very polite) and it took me a little while to work out he was a very early 'boyfriend' - like the one I popped my cherry with when I was 16. He lived in another town in another state, we met at a camp, went to visit for a weekend, job done, moved on with my life.
I don't really want to revisit that time in my life, so I didn't respond. Now he's checking out my profile every week or so and has re-iterated the invite with a "'it would be great to catch up after all this time"
No it wouldn't!! It would be creepy!!!
I have this dilemma where I don't really want to be rude, but I also have no interest in getting 'back in touch' and feel like I have the right to choose who I connect with in social media land. For me, LinkedIn is my professional contacts, and I don't want to constantly see a reminder of my awkward teenage years there. It didn't help that his profile pic up until recently looked like a shot from his wedding - (black tie, buttonhole flower etc)
So gals, what would you do? Continue to ignore him and hope he gives up and goes away, or politely explain that I'm not interested?