Oh, trust me, she knows why...

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Facebook isn't stupid. They know they have to keep their user numbers up amongst future generations, and the best way to do that is to make sure people who use Facebook create offspring who will follow in their parents' footsteps. That might be why they just made it easier than ever for Facebook friends to ask Facebook friends whether they're down or what?

Introducing the "Ask" button. If you're one of those people who hasn't filled in your relationship status, either because it's too depressing to think about or it's so "it's complicated" that not even "it's complicated" will sum it up, your Facebook friends will now see a little "Ask" button next to your relationship status when they stalk your profile. It's basically the equivalent of the best friend character in the rom-com pushing the lead to "go on, ask him out, what do you have to lose?"

When you click the button, Facebook offers you an "Include a note..." field to let the object of your desire know why you're asking. Then when the request is sent, your beloved-from-afar is given a list of relationship statuses with which they can reply. 

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Sources: h/t Mashable