Remember back in Junior High when you made up a boyfriend and said he lived in Canada? Was that you, or an episode of The Brady Bunch ? I can’t remember!
But I suppose, at times, everyone probably wishes they had a super attractive significant other for vanity reasons. Sometimes we don’t need a relationship, but it would still be fun to have someone to make your ex jealous with, or stop your Grandmother from questioning whether you’re ever going to settle down.
But I guess there’s a line between bringing a good looking male friend to your high school reunion and letting people imagine he might be your boyfriend, and paying a company to create an ideal imaginary significant other who will interact with you on Facebook.
Here’s how the Cloud Girlfriend process works:
Step 1: Define your perfect girlfriend.
Step 2: We bring her into existence.
Step 3: Connect and interact with her publicly on your favorite social network
Step 4: Enjoy a public long distance relationship with your perfect girl.
So, your imaginary girlfriend will be leaving you messages on your Facebook wall. Cloud Girlfriend is run by real people, not robots and the creators think that it might actually help men attract women, since their friends will think someone is interested in them. In spite of that, I foresee super awkward conversations when someone realizes that this person isn’t real.
Still. Having someone – even someone not real – leave me daily messages that are all related to zombies and prion diseases? That sounds pretty cool. I’m worried I’d fall in love with whoever was behind the fake profile picture.
Really, this all sounds like a set-up for an awkward romantic comedy about the depth of human loneliness.
So I put my e-mail on the invite list. What? It’s a screenplay idea! I’ll keep you updated on whether or not I’m in fake love in the near future.