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Finally, an Online Invisible Boyfriend/Girlfriend
By: Cindy Wendland
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There really is a product/service for everyone and everything. On K Love Christian radio, we heard an ad for an Invisible boyfriend and checked it out. There are many reasons why people are interested in an invisible relationship, yet it will be interesting to see why people sign up.

The service came about because of relationship pressure and stress. The Invisible Boyfriend provides a platform that gives you credible and reasonable stories you can bring home to your curious mom, your buddies, and your coworkers. These stories are backed by virtual and real-world social proof. It helps people avoid awkward social situations and questions and sometimes people are too invested in work for a relationship. According to their website, “Social media has mainstreamed the ‘relationship status’ question. Today’s society, at least the coupled portion, doesn’t mind asking pressing, super-personal questions of friends and coworkers. An Invisible Boyfriend can help manage real-world distractions.”

The service costs about $25 a month for 100 texts, voicemails, and handwritten notes. Higher-cost plan niceties may include gifts, flower deliveries, and social media connections. This all sounds great and can reduce stress from those pressing questions. If a person is lonely or continually pestered by another about dating, it could also be a problem solver. It might even find use for those in a real relationship who just don’t receive the attention they want. We know of people who buy themselves flowers, so why not buy yourself notes and sweet texts? 

The Invisible Boyfriend service allows you to invent your potential partner, complete with a Mad-Libs style paragraph for how you met. The business model to make all this happen relies on a lot of people. The founder, Matthew Homann, says "There has grown this amazing multinational workforce of people willing to do microtasks for a very small amount of money."

For less than a dollar a day, whatever reason you choose to subscribe, if in the end if it makes your life happier, why not?!


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About the Author
Cindy Wendland has a background in marketing and finance. She is the creative director for an online men's health magazine, BrainBrawnBody.com, and she gets to write their leisure/travel blog. She is also a web designer helping her clients with online community engagement, websitesbywendland.com. Prior to her web years, she worked in pharmacy consulting.
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