Some people like to constantly update their relationship status on Facebook as a way to keep people updated on whom they are dating or seeing. Some folks don't like to put their relationship status on the social network. For the people who leave that status blank, Facebook has rolled out a new way for friends to ask.
A new Ask button has been added to the social network that will let friends inquire about your relationship status. When users click the Ask button, a popup that tells you to let the person know why you are asking about relationship status appears.
People who receive a relationship status request from a friend can opt to reply to that user alone or post the response to the world. The Ask button has been rolled out to most US users and will be coming to the UK in the next few weeks.