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March 29, 2021

New service lets guys buy fake Facebook girlfriend

Money can buy guys a lot of love on the Internet, though it’s probably not the kind of affection you’d want to show friends and family.

Istockphoto_15633443-online-love But what if you could pay for the kind of relationship you could broadcast all over Facebook? Like, quite literally, a relationship designed to broadcast all over Facebook.

That’s the premise behind a new Web start-up called Cloud Girlfriend, which lets male Facebook users, for a still-to-be-determined fee, create a female companion that will act as their better half online, posting all the usual sweetnothings partners are known to do on your social network profile page.

Yes, Cloud Girlfriend is real, and while it hasn’t begun just yet, the virtual service has already started a lot of buzz.

CloudGirlfriend.com only leads you to the program’s default page – “Due to high demand we are only able to accommodate a limited number of users to the site. Register early to get in line,” reads a site disclaimer – but details of the proposed initiative have already been revealed online.

According to the site, there are four steps to getting your social network girlfriend: 1) Define your perfect girlfriend, 2) We bring her into existence, 3) Connect and interact with her publicly on your favourite social network, 4) Enjoy a public long distance relationship with your perfect girl.

Site co-founder David Fuhriman is quick to debunk exactly what you’re thinking. “The girlfriend is operated by a real girl. It is not a sex chat or pornography service,” he has said.

Instead, your Cloud Girlfriend would provide with you all the so-called benefits a real companion otherwise would online – public displays of affection, heart emoticons on your Facebook wall, flirtatious video links, whatever.

What value such a relationship might have is up for debate, of course, but some have been quick to point out that similar services have already prospered in Japan.

Plus, as Mashable’s Brenna Ehrlich points out, who knows what the buzz of a fake girlfriend might mean for your chances at nabbing a real one?

“You know what gets the online ladies going? Well, when some other  lady is writing all over your Facebook wall,” she says.

By Jason Buckland, MSN Money



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Gordon PowersGordon Powers

A long-time fund company executive, Gordon Powers now heads up the Affinity Group, a financial services consulting firm. Gordon was a personal finance columnist for the Globe & Mail for many years, has taught retirement planning...

Jason BucklandJason Buckland

The modern-day MC Hammer of money, Jason can often be seen spending cash that isn’t his with the efficiency of a Wilt Chamberlain first date. After cutting his teeth as a reporter for the Toronto Sun, he joined the MSN Money team with...