“Seems simple, I know, but it takes planning, persistence, and a few trusty accomplices.”
Hannah Smothers was torn. The idea of enduring Valentine’s Day, “arguably the best worst holiday”, as a single girl wasn’t entirely appealing. In her words, even the most “hardened broad” wouldn’t mind a friend to call their own, on V day. Even if only for the opportunity to garner some ‘likes’ on Instagram.
But finding and keeping an actual boyfriend is a time consuming exercise that she knew might not be possible before the 14th of February.
So she used some initiative and created a mid way solution: she faked a boyfriend on Instagram. As the relationships editor wrote for Cosmopolitan:
“The key to this con is that it’s a long one — you have to lay the groundwork early in order to really have followers believe you nabbed a doting boyfriend in time for the 14th. But start too soon, and you’ll find yourself backed into a corner, flustering to explain your new boyfriend to your mum by the time Valentine’s Day rolls around. For one week, I did the legwork for you and come up with a foolproof plan to fake an Instagram boyfriend. It’s so simple, and it gets RESULTS. Consider this my personal guarantee.”
She outlines a six post process, to cash in on the likes and create the illusion of a hot new boyfriend. The first stage includes setting the scene. A photo of brunch for two with the vague suggestion that it’s romantic? Tick.
taking refuge with a new friend ???? A photo posted by hannah (@hannahsmo) on