You fancy your friend, but they are in a relationship, well so says their status on Facebook, so what are you to do?

Until recently you would have to check on their status every day until they changed it, allowing you to strike while the iron was hot.

In steps a new Facebook app called the The Breakup Notifier that simply lets you stalk (we mean stay informed) certain friend’s status updates on whether they are now single or not.

Once they revert to being “back on the market”, you’ll get an alert and you can start your wooing double quick, before everyone else who has also been stalking (staying informed) gets in on the action too.

Of course, you could also use the app to simply find out when to get the ice cream in for when your friend needs to come around for a shoulder to cry on.