Oh brother. As if the dating scene isn’t complicated enough, get this! An online service is in the works to create “cloud girlfriends” for guys wanting to get out this message: they’re taken.
Except, NOT. The girlfriend won’t be real. But the messages and comments left for all the world to see on social networking sites WILL be. Sort of. They’ll be managed behind the scenes of the “Cloud Girlfriend” service by real people, but it’s all about impressions. Changing social perceptions, founder David Fuhriman describes it. The basic rationale behind this startup is: when you’re not on the market (yet clearly highly desirable as evidenced by how often this “girlfriend” interacts with you), you become more appealing as a potential romantic prospect.
So, if you really believe that girls fall for the you-always-want-what-you-can’t-have aspect of a guy (and admittedly, some do to an extent), this might be the perfect fit for you. You’ll even get to cherry pick the features of your cloud girlfriend. (Who does not exist, but that’s besides the point.)
The service isn’t up and running quite yet. If you click on over, there’s an entry field for interested folks to enter their email address so they can be added to the invite list. There’s also a disclaimer at the top: “Due to high demand we are only able to accommodate a limited number of users to the site.” (Um, psychological persuasion much?! Isn’t it kind of ironic that the website is possibly using the very same tactic of limited supply to get people to sign up? Just my opinion!)
What do you think? What would you do if you found out the guy you were seeing (who conveniently “got out of” a relationship to be with you) was faking it all along? Isn’t there an easier way to build some confidence and get out there?! Or, do you think there’s nothing wrong with it?
P.S. Any male readers wanna volunteer to try this out and report back??