Dec 09, 2013 09:24 AM EST
Want To Make an Ex-girlfriend jealous? App Allows Users Access to 'Virtual Girlfriend'
Being in a relationship has become a social status in the 21st century. Not being in one can be humiliating sometimes, especially in social situations. To prevent any further awkwardness, an app has been devised that allows users to virtually fake a girlfriend.
'Invisible girlfriend' that has not yet been launched in the public provides users with fake phone calls, text messages, voicemails, gifts and relationship statuses on Facebook to make those around believe a better half exists, even though they actually don't.
Sounds better than a real one right?
"We created InvisibleGirlfriend.com (and soon, InvisibleBoyfriend.com) to help people better respond to the relationship pressure they regularly receive from their families and coworkers. By giving them a better story to tell, we hope to help them get on with living their lives," Matt Homann, the Invisible Girlfriend's founder, told Elite Daily.
The app successfully convinces in portraying that he has finally found his Ms Right and can eventually escape from all those awkward questions.
"This is the business of helping [clients] tell a lie - we're thinking of it more as a shield - to have the excuse ready in hand and not have to be uncomfortable," Homann told the Riverfront Times. "It's lightweight but credible social proof."
Once introduced into the market, the app will offer three levels of memberships depending on the seriousness of a relationship the user wishes to convey - 'Just Talking,' 'Getting Serious' and 'Almost Engaged,' ranging from $9.99 to $49.99.
Matt Homann, the 'Invisible Girlfriend' founder, said that the team is still trying to figure out whether to incorporate live actors or computer-generated voicemails for the app.
Simultaneously, the team is also working on 'Invisible Boyfriend' app. Homann assured that both apps will be LGBT-friendly.
'Our audience might come from a variety of situations: maybe they're in a same-sex relationship they're hiding from disapproving relatives, are trying to avoid the unwelcome advances from a coworker, or have chosen to focus on their work instead of romance,' Homann told BuzzFeed.
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