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Thanks to a cottage industry of websites offering fake Internet girlfriends -- a concept recently popularized by Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's girlfriend hoax -- anyone can date the imaginary woman of their dreams. 

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The idea is sort of like self-catfishing -- creating a phony girlfriend not to scam people out of money but for the benign purpose of making your current girlfriend insane with jealousy, or to get nagging parents off your back. The term "catfishing," or creating fake Internet identities, comes from the 2010 documentary "Catfish," where filmmaker Nev Schulman chronicles his Internet romance gone awry.

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