New app to create invisible boyfriend or girlfriend
App allows users to create a virtual partner who texts and leaves voicemails
A new app which allows users to create an invisible boyfriend or girlfriend is being launched in the US and people are being invited to apply to join its private beta stage.
The Invisible Boyfriend and Invisible Girlfriend apps allow users to choose their virtual partner's name, age and picture, who will then leave voicemail messages, and even sends romantic notes.
The website for the app, which costs $24.99 a month, boasts that the app gives "believable social proof" as it allows users to have text conversations, share photos, and tell a believable story about their ‘invisible' partner.
It says: "Create your own boyfriend. You'll give him a name, choose his age and photo and create his personality. No story? No problem. We'll help you create the story of how you met. Just fill in the blanks. Was it at a bar, on a plane, on holiday, at a party or climbing?"
It also says that if users text their invisible boyfriend or girlfriend, they will text them right back.
The price includes 100 texts, 10 voicemails, and one handwritten note.
Founder Matt Homann said he came up with idea after going through a divorce and being hounded by people wondering if he had a girlfriend yet. He also said that as the company grows it will add the ability to send gifts or flowers to yourself via the fake relationship.