Imaginary Girlfriends

The Huffington Post reports that is a texting service that has joined the ranks of fake-girlfriend providers:

you need to save the Fake Girlfriend number into your phone under her fictitious name. Then, when you're out with friends or a woman you're trying to make jealous, just text that number. You'll shortly get a text and then a pre-recorded call.

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In a similar vein, Cloud Girlfriend is a service that allows you to create a fake Facebook girlfriend.

I wrote a bit about the history of imaginary online girlfriends in Hippo Eats Dwarf. The idea started on eBay back in 2003, when a 22-year-old Texas college student, Judy, posted an auction offering to become the highest bidder's imaginary girlfriend. The idea proved so popular that soon imaginary girlfriend companies were popping up, such as, which debuted in early 2004 (but which no longer exists).

However, I don't know anything about the history of imaginary girlfriends in the pre-internet days before the 21st Century. Were there companies that, for a fee, would send you love letters? Or are imaginary girlfriends a creation of the internet era? Perhaps I'll have to waste a few hours researching that.


Posted on Thu Oct 06, 2011


Uh oh. . .Smerk, are you sure that you're real??? :gulp:
Posted by Accipiter  on  Sat Oct 08, 2011  at  10:51 PM
Since I see Smerk rather regularly I can vouch that she's real, so we should be more concerned about your validity Acci 😉
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Mon Oct 10, 2011  at  04:59 AM
:lol: What Nettie said, Acci.
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Mon Oct 10, 2011  at  05:11 AM
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