A start up company called Cloud Girlfriend claims it will create the virtual, social network-friendly girlfriend you don't have in real life.
According to Cloud Girlfriend's Web site, this is how the process works:
Step 1: Define your perfect girlfriend. Step 2: We bring her into existence. Step 3: Connect and interact with her publicly on your favorite social network. Step 4: Enjoy a public long distance relationship with your perfect girl.
There are, however, questions about whether this service will be allowed on social networking sites such as Facebook, which have rules prohibiting computer controlled accounts.