A faux online companion will flirt harmlessly online and make other women jealous, but are they worth the trouble?

This article titled “Fake Facebook girlfriends: what’s not to like?” was written by Stuart Heritage, for The Guardian on Friday 5th April 2013 15.00 UTC

The moment I buy my fake Facebook girlfriend, she leaves a post on my wall. It reads: “I just remembered that thing you said… hiarious. lol ;)” Great. Now everyone thinks I’ve fallen for a woman who can’t spell and says “lol” a lot. This is a disaster. My reputation might take years to recover. What if she misuses an apostrophe in her next post? Or has ever said the word “nom” out loud? I’ll be ruined.

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