PC MAG's Sara Yin has this disturbing article about a California-based startup offering a rather sceptical premise: it will match you to your ideal girlfriend for an Internet-only relationship. Welcome to the era of the Cloud Girlfriend.
For starters, the service will be free ("unlike your last date," the slogan says.) So are additional cloud girlfriends.
"What we are creating blurs the lines between reality and imagination," Fuhriman said in a statement. "We allow people to define their ideal self, find their perfect girlfriend or boyfriend and connect and interact as if that person existed. We will fulfill the 4 steps on the landing page, but not create any fake accounts."
The four steps outlined at Cloud Girlfriend are: 1. Define your perfect girlfriend. Step 2: We bring her into existence. Step 3: Connect and interact with her publicly on your favorite social network Step 4: Enjoy a public long distance relationship with your perfect girl.
Fuhriman said that besides being a "fun game for people to play" it will also teach people how to manage relationships.
The sad thing is, there are enough lonely people in the world desperately seeking companionship, that this service will probably be successful.