Can We Solve The Dating Gap?

Wait, we know what you’re thinking. How can a company that provides an ‘invisible’ significant other help anyone? But hear us out. Like you, we know dating sucks. Sometime it’s hard to find companionship or someone to lean on. We all knew this from one point or another in our personal lives. However, this problem that we thought was unique to us also appeared to be resonating deeply with our audience. After doing loads of research we realized it was for good reason.

Could this actually be a thing?

Our original cofounder, Matt wondered the same thing. He’d recently been through a divorce and was facing some heavy pressure from to “get back out there”. But that’s just not what Matt wanted to do. He wanted to to take some time, reflect, and enjoy himself. When the nagging finally got to him he started to wonder if it could be possible to somehow create an “invisible girlfriend” to get his family off his back. And that’s exactly what he did. He sold a team on the vision who loved the idea and they set out to accomplish it.

Shortly after our launch the response was amazing. We expected a few raised eyebrows but certainly not the worldwide attention that quickly came in. Several publications were interested in talking with us. Conan O'Brien even did a segment about us. More than anything though we were inspired by how people were using our service. Invisible Girlfriend/Boyfriend appeared to actually be making a positive difference in their lives.

Wait, we know what you’re thinking. How can a company that provides an ‘invisible’ significant other help anyone? But hear us out. Like you, we know dating sucks. Sometime it’s hard to find companionship or someone to lean on. We all knew this from one point or another in our personal lives. However, this problem that we thought was unique to us also appeared to be resonating deeply with our audience. After doing loads of research we realized it was for good reason.

Navigating the treacherous waters known as dating can be overwhelming and few hardened veterans live to tell their tale. That’s the absolute least dramatic way I can put it. Plus to make matters worse, the winds are ever changing. More and more complications are constantly added to the equation. People dating nowadays have to come off as savvy, flirtatious, and proficient across a wide range of mediums. Texting, social media, and dating sites just to name a few must all be well sharpened tools in the modern dater’s belt.

I for one have an immense amount of respect for them. As a kid I can count on one hand the number of times I was lucky enough to somehow acquire a girl’s number. Unfortunately no matter how it started the story always seemed to end the same. As soon as I got the number and did my victory dance the questions would start whizzing through my head. “When should I text her?” “Should I ask her out?” “Should I be causal or roll the dice and try to be funny?” “She’s way out of your league man, are you just gonna blow like you always do?” I’d get into my own head and the nervous energy would win every time. I’d send out a message, then another, then five more. Before I knew it I’d have racked up an embarrassing number of messages without any response. Probably a world record on a few occasions.

Our users share the same struggles. Take for example Ashley, 24, who uses Invisible Boyfriend to practice dating. It is a safe place for her to open up and learn how to respond to guys she wants to talk to. She’s shy and does not consider herself a great conversationalist. Her Invisible Boyfriend helps her practice and develop confidence so she’s ready when it’s actually game time.

John, 33, also uses the service in a similar way. He just wants to gain confidence to get a girl he has a crush on. He was always a little timid when it came to girls, but after using Invisible Girlfriend he reported feeling significantly higher levels of self assurance as well as the confidence he needed to be himself. Way to go Brandon!

Just like you we are on a journey. A journey to help people develop confidence and the skills to accomplish their goals (and hopefully have fun while doing it). We are honored to embark on this adventure with you and as any company does, we promise to continuously perfect our service to better meet your needs. What positive experiences have you had by using our service? Share with the community and let’s get this conversation started!