Thursday, July 12, 2012

Do you ever snoop Facebook to see whom your friends are dating?

There’s now a tool, RelationBook, that takes a bunch of the clicking around out of the process. When you authorize the app, RelationBook lists all of your friends’ relationship statuses.

You can filter to view just male or female friends’ statuses, and see lists of people with each respective status: in a relationship, engaged, married, it’s complicated, in an open relationship, widowed, and divorced.

Co-creator Ben Lang says he and his friends Alex Wolkov and Shay Danan made RelationBook because they saw their girlfriends fixate upon their Facebook friends’ relationship statuses.

The current product was built in about three weeks, but don’t think it’s complete yet. Lang says the team is working on adding ways for people to connect with others, as well as the ability to subscribe to relationships.

“Facebook hasn’t made relationships a priority on their site, so we’re working on ways to connect people,” Lang says.