Hi Mary Jane,
Online friendships have been a lifesaver for me, since all the in-person venues have been closed for more than a year. But I understand and agree with your comments. I have many unanswered friend requests; almost all from new members who provide no biographical data or photo, and who seem to have made en-masse friend requests. And if I revisit that request a month or two later, I will see that they were last online the same week as that request. I suspect they are all long-gone, never to be heard from again.