CLICK ON THE FRIENDS TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE – These people are the people you have chosen to allow to view your photos and profile. These people have also given you permission to get a glimpse of their life by reading information about them and looking at their photo albums. People who have private profiles, only allow their Facebook friends to see it.
SEARCH FOR THE PERSON WHOSE PRIVATE PROFILE YOU WANT TO SEE – Do this by typing their name in the upper right hand search box.
CLICK THE “ADD AS FRIEND” OPTION – When requesting them as a friend, it is pretty important that you click “add a personal message.” It can be as vague as, “Hi ____, I noticed you in history class the other day and wanted to get to know you better. I was so excited to see that you had facebook. Ciao” or it could be, “I know we haven’t talked in a while, but I just wanted to check in on you and see how your doing. I’m glad to see your on a social networking site, so we can communicate via the internet .”
PLAY THE WAITING GAME – Most people will get an e-mail that you requested their friendship, but some just don’t check that often. If too much time passes, consider sending them a message on Facebook (most users let you do this even if you aren’t “friends”).
RESPECT THEIR DECISION – Whether they decide to add you as a friend or not it is vital that you respect their decision. This is their personal information, and it is their right to decide who to share it with. You have the SAME right. Try not to take offense if you aren’t added as a friend, some people are very private with their information. If they are a good friend, you COULD talk to them about it, or you could just go on your way, hoping that one day they will share that part of them with you.