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Facebook's new Ask button lets you ask your friends if they're single

  1. As if Facebook's "Relationship Status" wasn't awkward enough, the company has quietly rolled out a new Ask button that lets users ask friends if they're single and ready to mingle. The button appears next to categories of a user's about...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,556   +862

    This should create some interesting stories....
     
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  3. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    Might as well test this out while it's fresh.
     
  4. If they are your friends,shouldn't you know all ready?
     
  5. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +137

    So when a couple gets divorced, will "Facebook made me do it" be a valid defense?
     
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Wow this is hilarious. Another really creepy and dumb move by FaceBook.
     
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,498   +2,048

    I wonder if "happily married" counts as an answer? I'm 'happy' and my wife is 'married'. :)
     
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  8. Razer

    Razer TS Booster Posts: 126   +14

    I think it's a very good feature for.. cyber-stalker? :D
     
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  9. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +267

    Brb gonna hit it for every person on my friendslist, just to see what happens.
     
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  10. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 609   +61

    Who has the balls to ask someone this over facebook?lol
     
  11. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Guru Posts: 752   +273

    Well, this article is a bit misguiding. They rolled out ask buttons in About where they don't have their info filled out (As in, there is an ask button for Home Town, or current Address if they didn't set them), not exclusively on the Relationship status as this article would lead people to believe.

    It's a bit weird, but I think it's more of a prod to get some stuff about the profile updated...
     
  12. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    People like to beat around the bush.
     
  13. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 910   +386

    Facebook is becoming the "aol hookup" of the 2010's...next thing they will have is an
    A/S/L button LOL.
     
  14. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106   +97

    How about growing a pair of balls and asking in person?
     
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  15. Facebook, the cancer of humankind.
    I've found out that life without it ain't anyway better, but I have to say I am not missing out on anything either. To be honest people are more likely to ask things directly from you when they see you, which brings value to social conversation. If they don't ask you "how are you"? or hows this and that?, don't be surprised, they call it facebook. You always know the answer before asking, so why ask anymore? Isn't it obsolete already? And now they roll out more tools to map things in advance about your "friends" and "loved ones"..
     
  16. I was just wondering: Is anyone of you gays, I mean guys, who are on top of me, single?
     
  17. I take it that your wife is not happy?
    She is the ideal customer for this button.
     
  18. It's a point and click world, nowadays.:D
     
  19. His wife needs her button pressed.
     
  20. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,498   +2,048

    We've been married over 35 years now and I'm sure she's not in the least bit concerned about FB. She doesn't have a FB account and is not interested in having one so we can't test your theory.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2014
  21. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TS Addict Posts: 143   +58

    I'd rather an attractive female acquaintance asked me online than they did it in person, with added dangley bits.
     

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