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Does he think that anyone is using it as a replacement for an actual relationship? I hope not," he says, "I hope not." Traffic is high though: The free version of the app sees between 1,000 and 3,000 downloads a day—4 million total—and the two creators make enough from ads, in-app purchases, and downloads of the full, paid version to maintain a living.
It cost me and required me to "pet" Aika to make her like me, while she said things like, "D "Here [in the US] it's OK to love your dog, it's OK to even love your car, but it's not OK to love an anime character," Lisa Katayama, who specializes in Japanese culture and has written extensively about Love Plus, told The Sydney Morning Herald."We draw the line there in Western culture." I called up the creator of My Virtual Girlfriend, a man named Mike Amerson, to learn more about the app.Unlocking new options and figuring out how to prevent my girlfriend from getting outraged and breaking up with me made me feel like she and I were growing closer, even though she was just following an algorithm.