How to Send Relationship Requests on Facebook

By Neil Edwards

You can set your Facebook profile to display your current relationship status, and you can also specify whom you are in a relationship with and add a link to their profile on yours. To designate someone as your partner on Facebook, you must send that person a relationship request. Relationship requests help to prevent people from editing their profile to say they are in a relationship with somebody that they are not actually in a relationship with.

Step 1

Log in to your Facebook account at Facebook.com.

Step 2

Click the "Edit my Profile" link underneath your name in the upper-left corner of your News Feed page.

Step 3

Click "Featured People" to edit information about your relationship.

Step 4

Set the "Relationship Status" drop-down box to the option that best matches your current relationship situation.

Step 5

Type the name of the person you are in a relationship with in the text field under the "Relationship Status" drop-down box.

Step 6

Click "Save Changes."

Tips & Warnings

  • You cannot send a relationship request if your relationship status is set to single, widowed, separated or divorced.
  • You must be friends with a person on Facebook to send a relationship request to that person.
  • Facebook does not allow you to link relationships to multiple people at the same time.