Love in the Time of Algorithms
The Final Frontier
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, countless singletons are no doubt gearing up to respond to that dreaded question from parents, grandparents and other nosy relatives: “So, are you seeing anyone?”
Instead of trying to justify your single status to your crotchety aunt, there’s also another option—downloading an Invisible Boyfriend or Girlfriend, which launched today from private to public beta.
Yep, we’re for real. The apps, founded by St. Louis’s Matthew Homann and Kyle Tabor, let users pay for “believable social proof” that they’re in a relationship. They generate everything from photos and meet-cutes to text messages and actual voicemails—all of them totally fake, but also totally realistic.
Stephany Cohen is a British psychic with a mass of rainbow dreads and a very exciting sex life. She appeared today on the U.K. TV network ITV1’s program This Morning, where she discussed the various sexual encounters she frequently has with alien species–both of the cat and reptile variety!