I've been the victim of this, but I've also done it. :) You meet someone in person, and instead of getting their phone number, you find them on Facebook and add them as a friend, what's the harm in that?
I personally don't like talking on the phone (shocker, right?!) and I'd prefer this less invasive way.
--57% of people say that after they meet someone they're interested in dating, they friend request that person on Facebook.
--Only 26% of people Google the person, and only 11% follow the person on Twitter. So, Facebook is CLEARLY the main way we try to cyber-stalk someone we want to date.
--24% of people say they're MOST LIKELY to ask someone on a FIRST DATE over Facebook. That makes it the second-most popular way . . . it beat out PHONE CALLS, which got 16%, and texts, which got 11%.
--"In person" was the most popular way, at 42%.
--33% of people have been broken up with by text, email, or Facebook . . . and 40% of people say they would consider breaking up with someone over one of those three methods.
--After getting into a relationship, 38% of people IMMEDIATELY change their Facebook relationship status. 24% wait until after they tell their friends . . . 24% wait until their new boyfriend or girlfriend changes their status.
--After a breakup, 52% of people immediately change their Facebook relationship status.
Yes, I believe break-ups need to be done in person, but I think when you're taking the first couple steps to meet someone, you can hide behind the computer, but not for long!