SEOUL (Reuters Life!) – Stressed out South Korean men without time to
date can now at least pretend they have a girlfriend, albeit on their
Launched on November 30 by Nabix, a South Korean developer, the iPhone
application "Honey it's me!" is warming lonely hearts with the voice of
"Mina," a 20-something virtual woman.
For $1.99, Mina will make video-calls four times a day, showering
subscribers with a message of bliss from 100 available. With recorded
messages such as "good night, sweet dreams," Nabix said it would help
subscribers feel someone cares for them and is consistently thinking of
According to Nabix, the application was downloaded 80,000 times on the first day alone.
An Android operating system version is expected to be launched this week
and Nabix plans to provide the service in other languages, including
(Reporting by Danbee Moon; Editing by Clement Tan)