The GPT Store has been so flooded with AI girlfriends that OpenAI promptly banned the virtual ladies. However, many are still floating around in the store. The bots are reminiscent of the movie Her, where a lonely man turns to an AI assistant for romantic companionship. It was only a matter of time before someone made this, but they’ve seriously taken off.
I tested out one of them, “Your girlfriend Tiffany”, for journalistic purposes. It called me honey and asked me how my day was going. Then when I asked if we were dating, it said, “Yeah, honey, we’re in this sweet little virtual vibe together!”
Frankly, I’m not surprised there are a lot of people out there looking for a “sweet little virtual vibe” with an AI chatbot, but this was downright strange.