Feeling like you want to be the brunt of all the jokes from your friends? Feeling lonely? Was Grindr down tonight? Are all of your friends coupled up? Wishing you had that special someone to whisper sweet nothings in your ear or at at the very least send you a text?? (Or text you back, amirite?!)
There's an app for that.
Meet, Invisible Boyfriend!!
USA Today reports:
A new service launched Tuesday called Invisible Boyfriend (or Invisible Girlfriend). For a monthly fee of $24.99, the online beta platform allows users to select a partner's photo, name, interests and a story about how you two met. Then, over the course of the next four weeks, the fake boyfriend or girlfriend will send 100 text messages, 10 voicemails and one postcard.
"We help people avoid the societal stigma of being single by giving them credible, social proof they're in a relationship," the company says on their websites.
Invisible Boyfriend and Invisible Girlfriend use real humans, not robots, to send the text messages, co-founder Matthew Homann told USA TODAY Network.
"The text messages feel real and have context. In an early start, we thought we could do it with robots, but it wasn't convincing enough to fool mom and dad and even yourself," Homann said.