This article was published on August 4, 2016

This hidden Facebook page is extremely painful to look at

This hidden Facebook page is extremely painful to look at

Facebook’s interface is a big maze of confusing buttons, lists and menus.

That’s exactly why there are a lot of interesting pages hidden away far from the News Feed. While navigating its beautiful mess of clickable things today, I stumbled upon one of the darkest corners of the social network.

It’s a pure and honest confrontation with the harsh reality of social media. It’s probably the number 1 thing Facebook doesn’t want to show you.

Here we go. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. It’s going to hurt.

Click this: Sent Friend Requests

That right there are all your unanswered friend requests on Facebook.

It’s the page that marks every single time you thought you knew someone well enough to add them as a friend, but got to taste rejection instead. Because Facebook has to be about fun and likes, it’s carefully hidden from sight.

Personally, I had 3 open friend requests from about a year ago. Having forgotten about all of them, it sucked to see my call for friendship silently ignored.

However, it also made me consider if I should have sent a request to those people in the first place. Was I too eagery? Do they ignore all their requests? Or do they just secretly hate me?

I guess I’ll never know.