Why do single people who find potential partners, and who begin relationships with those partners, not like to label their relationship as anything other than "friends" or "friends with benefits"?
People are ready to label everything in their lives (and everything in other people's lives). People label themselves funny, outgoing, shy, persistent, and yet they hold themselves back from love, or at least labeling love.
Maybe facebook is changing this with their "relationship status" function, but maybe that's not changing anything at all.
I think that the one and only way to find love is to first and foremost be willing to accept love and ready to label yourself as "in love." I don't care if it's true love or not. What's important is that you're able to open your heart enough to love, even with the possibility of getting hurt in the process.
I'm not saying you should fall in love with the first man/woman you encounter. I'm saying that if you're really wanting a relationship with someone, and they are showing that they want that with you, then you had better plunge in and be okay with being in love with them. And, most certainly change your facebook status!!