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In a Relationship With: Text Boyfriend

A new service sends you texts from an imaginary boyfriend

Finally, there’s a solution for everyone that stares angrily at their friends while they exchange “I LUV U BB”-esque texts with their significant other. Behold: the Text Boyfriend service that sends you the lines some women are just dying to hear.

By adding your name and telephone number, you can essentially subscribe to free (well, $5 a month) and random romantic text messages that you receive three times a week that consist of the likes of “if you were a laser, you’d be set to ‘stunning'”. (But without the awful guy pushing you to have another martini while leading you to the dance floor. And then of course, the subsequent security intervention.)

The good news? Text messages are great – especially if they make you feel like a million bucks. The bad? Well, is it possible to get butterflies from an automated service? (Maybe.) But the service promises not to send anything offensive – and you can vote for each text to determine which are five-star worthy. (So if you’re not into “are you made in heaven?”-type one-liners, you can shy away.) 

Of course, we assume this can’t be something that’s completely serious because just like the chocolate boyfriend – that we all know and love – the novelty eventually wears off. But provided the texts aren’t giving anybody low self esteem, and aren’t embarrassing to show anybody that takes your phone, what’s the worst that can happen?

Cue: the inevitable Norah Ephron film.

Anne T. Donahue Daily Whisper ,,,,,,,

Finally, there’s a solution for everyone that stares angrily at their friends while they exchange “I LUV U BB”-esque texts with their significant other. Behold: the Text Boyfriend service that sends you the lines some women are just dying to hear.

By adding your name and telephone number, you can essentially subscribe to free (well, $5 a month) and random romantic text messages that you receive three times a week that consist of the likes of “if you were a laser, you’d be set to ‘stunning'”. (But without the awful guy pushing you to have another martini while leading you to the dance floor. And then of course, the subsequent security intervention.)

The good news? Text messages are great – especially if they make you feel like a million bucks. The bad? Well, is it possible to get butterflies from an automated service? (Maybe.) But the service promises not to send anything offensive – and you can vote for each text to determine which are five-star worthy. (So if you’re not into “are you made in heaven?”-type one-liners, you can shy away.) 

Of course, we assume this can’t be something that’s completely serious because just like the chocolate boyfriend – that we all know and love – the novelty eventually wears off. But provided the texts aren’t giving anybody low self esteem, and aren’t embarrassing to show anybody that takes your phone, what’s the worst that can happen?

Cue: the inevitable Norah Ephron film.

annetdonahue@gmail.com Author Anne T. Donahue is a writer and person who lives just outside of Toronto and knows way too much about the Great British Bake Off. 29Secrets

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