Facebook app tells your crush you're waiting for them to break up

A few short days after the more subtle Facebook stalking application, Breakup Notifier, was released (and then banned by Facebook itself) has come WaitingRoom. While Breakup Notifier was a way to get an immediate notification that your crush has finally broken up with his or her main squeeze, WaitingRoom is quite the opposite. It's an application that allows your crush to know that you're... waiting... for them to become your main squeeze.

This is how it works: you sign up for the application through its website, you presumably pick your crush, and then you wait. After your crush has broken up and changed his or her status on Facebook, they get a list of people that are in their "waiting room" yearning to sweep them off their feet.

Not to worry, though, it's all anonymous. No one will ever know that you've signed up for WaitingRoom, well, unless they finally break up. Even then, though, the application doesn't notify your crush until 48 hours after he or she has changed his or her relationship status. So it does not exactly tell your crush, while they're in a relationship, that you like them and you're waiting for the ill-fated breakup to occur. In other words, you won't explicitly be the catalyst.

Like Breakup Notifier, the application actually pulls double duty and tells you immediately when your crush changes their status.

Other features of the application include being able to "wait" on more than just one person (after all, what are the odds that one crush is the crush?), a panel of everyone you're "waiting" on just in case you forget, and, of course, being able to bypass the awkwardness of telling someone you like them in person.

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That is awesome. Funny stuff!
Best part of the article: "being able to bypass the awkwardness of telling someone you like them in person."
Feature coming soon: Allow Facebook Proposal!

msteger90 said,
That is awesome. Funny stuff!
Best part of the article: "being able to bypass the awkwardness of telling someone you like them in person."
Feature coming soon: Allow Facebook Proposal!
Of course the best part about having a Facebook Proposal App is being able to decline without said awkwardness.

To be honest, I'm not sure if this is needed.

When I see breakups on my news feed (if I ever see them), they're usually accompanied with dozens and dozens of comments. Chances are that Facebook would eventually float that news item to the top.

This could actually be useful.

Should you break up with your spouse or partner, you now have a list of friends that are utter weirdos you should never, ever consider dating.

Bout time Facebook came up with a Stalker friendly app!! Now I can focus on other activities to support my stalking...

[/sarcasm]

KSib said,

I swear I read this everyday on this site.


even tho neowin is a bit late sometimes, i still prefer this site over others
dont get why people complain, then sign up to be a news poster?

is it no obvious that if the girl you crush knows your waiting for her current bf to break up, that she wouldn't want to be with someone who is that spiteful?

danoxx said,
is it no obvious that if the girl you crush knows your waiting for her current bf to break up, that she wouldn't want to be with someone who is that spiteful?

Yep, it's not going to work.

Tom said,
People would actually use this? Really...?

I think the developers of this are desperate.

Tom said,
People would actually use this? Really...?

Indeed.

Hell, if I ever got a notification like that I'd just change my status to single for a few days to see who was dumb enough to use such an application.

Tom said,
People would actually use this? Really...?

Ya know, Nothing says desperate and weird like telling someone you want to be with them on facebook.

Apps are a neat way to gather information about Facebook users.
Sooner or later the gullible people who sign up will find their personal info used to serve targeted ads when they visit other sites.

Tom said,
People would actually use this? Really...?

I would use it. But I would put everyone on my Facebook friend list as a crush. Then we will see who's laughing!

Tom said,
People would actually use this? Really...?

As a internet marker I would say there's always a niche for everything in this world as of today no matter how ridiculous or dumb it sounds or looks like. So yeah, now, will it be successful? Well, that's something else.