Men pay her and many other women for their time and company online. My Girl Fund is a website for men to interact with women via text and video chat.A system is also in place for men to privately pay the women if they want to. Over the last six years, My Girl Fund has developed into a unique community with its own norms and economy.The prospect of a man sending money to a woman he's never met in person is a bit puzzling.
"I have two guys that tell me they love me throughout the day.
These are the people I can always count on and can talk to about anything," said "Lauraleigh," the assumed name of a full-time "Internet girlfriend," who works on a site called My Girl Fund. One might say [it's dishonest] to go along with it.
The lack of physical interaction, coupled with a cash transaction, would seem to perpetuate the most shallow, short-lived exchanges possible.
But in many instances it has led to months or years-long relationships that seem to have a degree of genuine emotional investment.
Some guys want to feel important to these girls ...
My Girl Fund is host to roughly 8,200 women from all sorts of backgrounds and sees 15,000 new male members signing up each month to chat and spend money.
Members buy credits worth apiece, and spend it on whatever they're looking for within the site's rules, which mainly prohibit exchanging personal info and meeting in person.
I like to make people feel good and genuinely care for the ones I get close to.
I'll chat for hours, even on days they don't contribute." And by "contribute," she means financially.