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? 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. What’s more is that they pay you for it. Do we have your attention ladies?
This is the website MyGirlFund.com, where guys too busy for real relationships go on just to talk, to fill an emotional need, and they pay you for it. 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.
CEO Brian Gross founded MyGirlFund six years ago. He told BusinessInsider, “Guys send girls money whether it’s for content or simply to be a nice, generous guy. Some guys want to feel important to these girls… 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 $40,000 to $55,000 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. Before she was on MyGirlFund, Lauraleigh served in the Army for two years, worked as a security guard for three, and is now pursuing a PhD in Human Genome Studies. “I like to talk and I ramble a lot. I’m also very silly. A lot of girls will chat with a guy and just push content. I never mention content unless they bring it up first.” By content, she means the pictures or videos that they exchange with users who pay using the credits on the site. It’s up to the girls to decide how much they really show.
Another user, “Kandidreams,” shared her experience with BusinessInsider:
“I certainly have a few [men] I talk to daily but some of them travel a good bit so it’s tougher to stay in touch. Some come back randomly throughout the year and pay for certain content and are off again doing who knows what, but others, we have real conversations — ‘How was your day?’ [or] ‘Was so-and-so at work a d-bag again?’ etc. Then there are guys that just send you a message to tell you what they would like to get from you and that’s that. You never hear from them again. Personally, I love getting to know someone.”
MyGirlFund makes for an interesting opportunity to virtually make a living from your computer, depending on how much you reveal and market yourself. It shows that there really are some decent men out there who you can make a real connection to just by talking to them about their day, forming a lasting emotional relationship. Then there is the aspect of them paying you through a kind of internet-emotional-prostitution. It’s hard to see the morals behind something never done like this before.
What do you think ladies? Is this something you would actually consider doing for the money?