If your Facebook profile is feeling lonesome, or nobody really believes that your unseen Canadian partner actually has the flu (a nod to Broadway's Avenue Q), a Brazilian service will conjure up a fake girlfriend to round out your virtual identity.
NamoroFake.com will create the appearance of a love interest on Facebook for US$40, or offer up an ex-lover for 19.00 if your deception should be both dishonest and frugal. Editor's note: Being willing to do something like this might be why some prospective clients are single to begin with - just a thought.
Namoro makes the lie convincing through matching you up with your "girfriend's" fake profile, complete with 30 days of comments and the quintessential relationship status change. Everybody knows that it's not ‘official' if your status doesn't say so. That's today's youth's version of a "promise ring."
There's still time to think about whether you'd really want to mislead those close to you about the more intimate aspects of your life. The service isn't readily available now, because all of the profiles are busy. It takes time and effort to create that loving feeling - minus the heartache and tribulations of a breakup.
Namoro is soliciting for profiles of women to join its relationship bordello with profit sharing as the incentive. Not just anyone can sign on: prospects must look "presentable" enough to meet the high standards of men or women who would use their likeness in an elaborate fraud.
If you're just looking for something platonic or are waiting for the men to come online, you can buy your "friends" too. My only question is, is my iPad a cheap date?
(image credit: David Worthington)
This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com