What would you expect from a site that facilitates “internet girlfriends?
” Maybe a place where creepy or douchebag guys troll you for boob pics from behind the safety of their computer screens? This is the website My Girl Fund.com, where guys too busy for real relationships go on just to talk, to fill an emotional need, and they pay you for it.
CEO Brian Gross founded My Girl Fund six years ago.
He told Business Insider, “Guys send girls money whether it’s for content or simply to be a nice, generous guy. We’ve heard of them helping pay for things from tuition to speeding tickets.” With about 8,200 women and 15,000 new men who sign up each month, they buy credits for a dollar each to exchange on the site.
Because there are so many more men joining the site than there are women, female users take to marketing themselves to men who will pay- one anonymous user claimed she makes ,000 to ,000 a year “working” full-time on the site.
It’s an interesting experiment with a monetized social network.
“I have two guys that tell me they love me throughout the day.
These are the people I can always count on and can talk to about anything,” user “Lauraleigh” told Business Insider. A lot of girls will chat with a guy and just push content.
The fact is that the internet will always harbor those kinds of guys, but what you might not expect are normal guys who go on just to talk, who develop real relationships purely over the internet and never in person. Women text or video chat with men who “contribute,” or basically pay you for being their internet girlfriend.
Sure, it’s not just an emotional need, guys might request a “custom video” from some girls so it’s like a “sex cam” for some, but what’s surprising is how real, actual long-term relationships have developed purely over the internet between some people who never meet, as per the website’s policy.