Men and women (though mostly men) from all over the world pay this company to outsource the labor and tedium of online dating.The matches I speak to on behalf of the Texan man and other clients have no idea they’re chatting with a professional.
I’m what’s called a “Closer” for the online-dating service Vi DA (Virtual Dating Assistants).
The initial training period lasts several weeks before we’re given access to clients’ accounts, during which we must read several training manuals and submit draft responses to fake matches.
At first, my trainer encouraged me to get creative with my replies, but by the third week, I was still getting back extensive rewrites.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that these ghostwriting services exist.
Tinder alone produces more than 12 million matches a day, and if you’re a heterosexual American, you now have a one in three chance of meeting your future husband or wife online.