How do I One-One?
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It's probably not one of the better presented features at the moment.
If you go to a person's profile, there's a button at the top right labelled "message me".
But to allow people to keep friends and strangers separate, they will only see your request under message requests until they open a 1-1 connection with you. After that, your messages appear on their main message screen.
So, having spoiled the experiment by telling you how it currently works, can you still say how you would most naturally expect it to work?
oh i was trying to click on one-on-one link, then trying to message people that way...