The Internet takes yet another strange turn and this time, in the form of an app called Invisible Boyfriend that lets you have a fake boyfriend so real that everyone around you will believe you’re in a committed relationship.

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The app’s official site states that it gives “you real-world and social proof that you’re in a relationship – even if you’re not – so you can get back to living life on your own terms.” Invisible Boyfriend allows you to have conversations via texting, share photos and you can also “tell a believable story about your ‘invisible’ boyfriend”. And how exactly does one create their invisible boyfriend? You get to pick his name, his age, his photo and create a personality. There’s even a template for you to create the story of how you met!

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The app costs USD24.99 and it sounds like a fabulous way to deal with those difficult “Why haven’t you got a boyfriend yet” questions. While it sounds like a viable option for lonely hearts out there who are searching for a last resort, it might be all fun and games until reality is blurred (like that movie Her) and when your friends ask to meet this boyfriend.

Would you download this app?

Melanie Chalil
Melanie is a self-confessed hedonist who enjoys watching food programmes, long naps, stormy afternoons and a good cup of tea. Some of her favourite things in this world are wombats and peaceful weekends where the phone doesn't ring. Her ultimate dream is to live in a lighthouse.