On a number of occasions I've asked models about a shoot and they have said they have seen and liked my work but did not know how to approach me, becasue they were unsure if I would be interested in using them.
Both girls were already on my favorites list, therefore my proposal is this: when you add a favorite there is a tick box option to allow you to let the other person know you have added them as a favorite.
As a tick box those who want to add favorites in secret can do so - those who want to make it easy for models to approach them can do so.
My thoughts are not about it being friends, or friendship requests button, importantly nothing public, no lists of who is who's favorite for others to see - the default being completely discrete and not to tell the other person they are on your favorites list.
If others are like me photographers who's style I like I've got in favorites - models who may be useful are also there split into categories.
I would not go so far as it being a tacit offer of work - for me it's just a possible maybe for the future if the circumstances are right and the right project arrives.
Do you mean that when a person views your page they can see that they are on your favourite list?
Like when you go on a person's page and you have previously added them to favourites?
That would be a good idea.
Not quite, when you add someone as a favorite there is an option to notify that person (with a mail or system message) to let that person know that you have added them to your favorites. So if for example I added you as a favorite I would have the choice to send you an automatic message saying ......'lke has added you to his favorites list' .
An extension of that is your idea that if you (and you only) went on my page you could (with my consent) see if you were on my favoirtes list.