Will Virtual Girlfriends Herald The End Of Dating?

Will Virtual Girlfriends Herald The End Of Dating?
technology

A new service offers up virtual girlfriends who will show their affection for you on the various social networking sites of your choice.

Parneet Gosal
  • 25 march 2011

 

As if single women in New York didn’t have enough to contend with already, they are now faced with competition from virtual girlfriends. A startup called Cloud Girlfriend recently put up a page allowing interested parties to sign up for a virtual “perfect girlfriend.” Users get to define what, for them, makes a girlfriend perfect — and voila. When the startup launches, users are promised attention from their virtual girlfriend(s) on the social network of their choice. Sounds far-fetched? Not quite. We did an impromptu survey of our friends and heard some surprising answers – “sure, I’d try it” and “at this point…,” the implication being that men are either so scarred by being nagged about cleaning habits and having to meet the in-laws, or too busy to participate in a relationship with an actual human, that they are ready to try whatever’s out there. Ouch.

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