If a young man by the name of Franz Kafka asks you if he can strike up a relationship with you via correspondence, do not respond.
However, Kafka's strategy of constantly putting off any kind of physical encounter, in favour of a mediated one, seems pretty much in line with the social preferences of nearly everyone I know.
People love to be connected. Why?
Because in being connected you can always be alone, yet never solitary.
Kafka was there before the rest of us again, that clever fellow.