Single During the Holidays? Pretend You’re Not!


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Besides “What do we devise on doing with your life,” few questions are as irritating as, “So, are we saying anybody?” In credentials of a latter query and a arriving holiday, we came adult with a solution: The Rent-a-Relationship Store.

Oh my goodness, HELLO! It is so good to accommodate you. So blissful we could make a drive. we know my directions were definitely unhelpful, yet we suspicion a fraudulent behind roads, passed ends, red flags and dubious signs would copy a regretful debate to find The One — not that we indispensable make-believe in that field, dear! Not during all!

Let me go and fetch your file. Have a chair while we wait or feel giveaway to have a demeanour around. Ah, yes. That’s a certificate that guarantees that a operation is legal, benevolent (this isn’t a Significant Other mill, we assure you) and famous by a American Psychological Association. They don’t validate us. Don’t make me laugh! But they do commend a classification as a fetish of your imagination-slash-temporary coping mechanism.

Alright…I see here that we live in a bustling civil city where no one dates monogamously and everybody runs around with their dicks and hoo-has a-flyin’ — not that there’s anything wrong with that dear, usually be safe! — yet we do know we move it (along with “too most choice; dating apps; amicable media; millennials”) as a reason that you’re still single, yet we don’t feel like explaining all of this to your well-intentioned prodding grandma over a holidays.

Completely understood! You’ve come to a right place. We have copiousness of options for all passionate preferences. What are we in a marketplace for today? Boyfriends? Excellent! We’re carrying a pre-Black Friday sale.


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Might we seductiveness we in a classical All-American? He’s guaranteed to get along with both sides of a family interjection to his tactful review skills and ability to mix into scarcely each situation. He has good teeth, a good hairline and a amatory attribute with his mother. He will watch football following a dish not so most given he loves a diversion yet given he knows we need time in a kitchen to control a turn list of “So, what do we consider of him?”


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Too clean-cut, eh? Not a problem! Not a problem during all. We have bad boys in a few varieties: those for blatant rebellion opposite your relatives (although note that this can explode if he reminds your relatives fondly of their youth), a few with motorcycles. Two are in bands that debate from time to time. Plenty of piercings — we can arrange for their hair to be painted green, if we need. Neck tattoos. It’s tough to name given they’re all usually so lovely. Such honeyed guys.


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I saw your eyes light adult when we pronounced musician, so do note that we have a singer/songwriter/sensitive type. Here’s a thing: he competence move his guitar, which…I don’t know, it’s 50/50. Some people wish to be serenaded while others get ill from used embarrassment. You run a risk of an acoustic chronicle of an O.A.R. song. Anything’s improved than “Wonderwall” or “Jumper,” though, no?

Hmm. You’re stumping me a bit, we contingency admit. You’re a formidable lady with formidable demands. How about an athlete? A poet?


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A teacher? Ooh, we do adore a clergyman for you: smart, a good listener, empathetic…could be a bit of a techer and we might need to come to some arrange of agreement about where we both mount on corduroys, yet come on — he’s good with kids! Does it get any better?


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A coffee-shop-with-mini-cacti-in-the-window owner?  The post-hipster hipster who hangs out there with his laptop, horse and glorious hosiery and usually orders water? A foreigner?


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You could move home someone “in between jobs,” of course. It says “entrepreneur” in his bio. I’m not certain if that’s incorrect, aged information or usually what he tells people. Honestly, we don’t consider he’s preneured anything given his 4th class lemonade stand, yet it’s a suspicion that counts. And we adore his smile.

Speaking of, what are we thinking? Any of these throwing your fancy? We can hang them adult in one of those gratifying holiday sweaters unresolved over there. They’re nauseous on purpose, we see. It’s ironic, dear!

OH — we didn’t indeed meant to move them home with we to deliver to a family, we usually indispensable someone to white distortion about? Well, because didn’t we contend so? That’s a most easier and reduction costly (not to plead reduction emotionally taxing) process. We simply yield we with their dossiers, bucket your phone with a few photos for a display and extend we entrance to a private repository of “how we met” behind stories. We can assistance with a “why it ended” excuse, too, should anyone follow adult after New Year’s. That’s extra, yet I’m certain we can work out a understanding on comment of your “broken heart,” wink, wink.

By all means, name some-more than one. Tell them you’re personification a field. But we know, if you’d rather not plead your adore life during all, we could always move adult your destiny career. Or politics!

Excellent choice, dear. Here’s your log-in to get set up. Enjoy a holidays — see we subsequent year!

Thinking about perplexing dating apps? Here’s what swiping left is like in Trump’s America. Scary, generally given no one meets in bars anymore. Prince Harry, what do we think?

Collage by Emily Zirimis; photos around Getty Images.

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