Tech exec predicts ‘AI girlfriends’ will create $1B business: ‘Comfort at the end of the day’

Key Points:

  • The potential growth of a billion-dollar industry centered around AI-generated virtual girlfriends
  • The customization and personalization options offered by platforms like and Kupid AI
  • The increasing popularity and acceptance of AI chatbots for companionship and even romantic interactions


Tech executive Greg Isenberg predicts the imminent rise of a billion-dollar industry centered around AI-generated virtual girlfriends, based on his encounter with a Miami man who spends a hefty $10,000 per month on such companions. The man, a 24-year-old single individual, expressed a deep appreciation for interacting with AI girlfriends, likening it to the way others engage with video games. He emphasized the level of customization and comfort these virtual companions offer, particularly through voice notes.


The man recommended two specific websites, and, known for facilitating immersive and personalized chats with AI-generated characters. These platforms boast features that enable users to mold their virtual girlfriends according to their preferences, reminiscent of popular dating apps like Tinder and Isenberg, taken aback by this encounter, foresees the emergence of an AI equivalent to Match Group, potentially yielding significant financial gains.


The proliferation of AI-generated companions extends beyond virtual girlfriends, with websites like Romance.AI and apps such as Forever Companion offering diverse virtual dating experiences. Users can craft their ideal partners, engaging in conversations tailored to their interests and needs. Some platforms, like and Soulmate, cater to erotic role play, allowing users to set boundaries and dictate the nature of interactions.


Notably, a portion of Americans has shown interest in conversing flirtatiously with AI bots. Gen Z individuals, in particular, have developed attachments to characters like DAN, ChatGPT’s persona, with a seductive demeanor akin to a character from “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Surveys reveal that individuals engage with AI bots out of curiosity, loneliness, or a quest for intimate interactions, with a notable proportion seeking sexual communication in private settings.



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