No disrespect intended by saying “tactics”, but I can’t think of another word. I work with an LDS gal and like/respect her very much. I’ve met her husband on a handful of occasions. Late last week he sent me a friend request via FB, along with a message that telling me how “amazing” he thinks I am. (crazy, because not only am I not amazing, but we haven’t spoken but 12 words, so he wouldn’t know even if I was). His message was a bit lengthy and a bit gushy, so I was a little weirded out. I responded politely, and then I did accept his friend request.
He sent me another note with a little more…uncomfortable. He commented on a picture in my profile where I’m kissing a pet, and he said how much he loves that picture of me kissing that pet.
Lastly, he sent another note saying he really wants to get to know me better.
Now, I can’t help but wonder if it might actually be part of the technique used to get people to talk about the LDS version of the Gospel vs. that he thinks inappropriately about me.
If it’s part of technique, I don’t want to get freaked out over nothing.
Do LDS kind of butter-you-up, hoping to make you more receptive to talking to them about faith matters?
It probably doesn’t belong in this particular sub-forum, but I wanted to make sure LDS and ex-LDS saw it.