How to buy a fake girlfriend

With everyone talking about online deception, we take a look at men who hire online girlfriends


Tracy Clark-Flory
January 20, 2013 6:00AM (UTC)

"Yellobel" is a cute blonde with a great smile. For $5 she will post on your Facebook wall about how much she misses you. "No one will question whether or not I exist because you can say I'm in school out of state!" she explains on her profile. "I'll say how I haven't looked at any other guys and wish you would come visit me!" For just a Lincoln, she will change her Facebook status to say that she's in a relationship with you, "let you" publicly break up with her on the social networking site or post on your wall demanding to know why your status still says "single" ("Nothing makes you look more desirable than having someone who's obsessed with you").

"Yellobel" is an Internet-girlfriend-for-hire.

In the midst of the confusing Manti Te'o saga, everyone is talking about online deception — from people being "Catfish"-ed to "love scammed." But what about services that offer up relationship fakery? A handful of such sites have exploded in just the last couple of years. GirlfriendHire.com, where "Yellobel" plies her virtual wares, is just one of them. The site's front page is filled with thumbnails of young women advertising various services. A giggling brunette promises, "I will text you and keep your phone buzzing!" A blonde posing on the beach offers to pretend to be "your foreign girlfriend." Another woman asks, "Wanna make your buddies jealous that you have a smokin hot girlfrien...

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