The Huffington Post
reports that FakeGirlfriend.co
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.
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 ImaginaryGirlfriend.com, 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.