Invisible Boyfriend launched on Monday, and we’re… well… creeped out.
The online service claims to offer “real-world and social proof that you’re in a relationship.” For $25 a month, you will receive 100 texts, 10 voicemails, and one handwritten postcard from you Invisible Boyfriend. All in an effort to prevent the sad glances from your coupled friends and disappointed mother that apparently come with being single.
Here’s why we think the Invisible Boyfriend is messed up:
- It’s $25 A MONTH! A real boyfriend doesn’t cost that much.
- Being able to choose the name, age, interests, and personality traits of your “boyfriend” breeds a very unnatural idea that these things can be selected in real life.
- And more to the point: where’s the fun in selecting all of those things? Dating is about diversity and discovery.
- Dating is also about sex. Something that an Invisible Boyfriend cannot offer… not yet at least.
- The time, energy, and emotion you spend on an IB (Invisible Boyfriend), is time taken away from finding an IRLB (in real life boyfriend). Which is the goal, right, to eventually get a flesh-and-bone bf?
- And finally: who are these people making you feel bad for not having a boyfriend? They sound like awful people and should be cut from your life immediately.
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