Contrary to Manti Te’o, apparently men in Brazil now have the opportunity to knowingly have fake internet girlfriends:
[I]n this altered dating landscape, a Brazilian website has apparently identified a niche for potential profit. What is their product? Fake Facebook girlfriends.
For $39.00 NamoroFake.com.br will create a Facebook girlfriend profile for you that includes comments and the all-important “relationship status” change for thirty days. Or, for those on a budget, $19.00 will buy you a fake ex-girlfriend.
“Impress your friends,” says the website. “Gain confidence with women.” Indeed those trading in virtual deception may find an ally in NamoroFake.
Joking aside, this does seem like a relatively sophomoric thing to do, but it certainly wouldn’t be the first or last time jilted ex-lovers try to get back at their ex-partners or that single men tried to keep up the appearances of dating.