Is Being In A Relationship So Important We’re Now Having to Fake It?
Invisible Boyfriend/Girlfriend could be the solution to all your singleton woes…
The cherub shaped face of Valentine’s Day is starting to become unavoidable. Gift ideas are tumbling in, Jamie Dornan’s become the new unofficial patron saint of February 14th, and rumour has it that Tinder’s increased its bandwith capability in the run up to the big day.
Because being single is apparently not even a viable option anymore, a new ‘service’ has just launched in the States, that’s a real smooth blend of depressing and incredibly creepy.
The deal: you pay $25 to catfish yourself.
The service, called ‘Invisible Girlfriend/Boyfriend’ (depending on which way you’re inclined) promises - in exchange for $$ - you can create your own fake spouse, complete with name, photo, interests and personal back story. All created by you, of course.
‘He’ or ‘she’ will then fill their quota of 100 messages, 10 voicemails and one postcard over the course of a month, sending you fake messages that could, according to The Washington Post, include the following:
The app is essentially designed for male and female Bridget Jones equivalents: people who want to get the ‘when are you going to settle down’ crew off their backs. TBF, the guy who started it up was a divorcee sick of people asking him to find a new partner.
We'd hope it wouldn't kick off, but apparently within a day of launching, 5000 people had signed up. We guess $25 is probably still less than taking someone out for dinner...