Website offers bachelors a virtual wife
An Indian website is offering bachelors a 'virtual wife' to give them a taste of married life before they go through with the real thing.
Men who sign up to the site, biwihotohaisi.com, choose between four different types of partner: devoted homemaker, control freak, shopping and soap opera obsessive or ambitious banker.
Bachelors who subscribe then receive automated phone messages from their virtual lady, supposedly helping them to make an informed decision when the time comes to find a real wife.
First option is "talkative, bubbly, funny" Milli Chulbulli, a 21-year-old secretary whose life revolves around shopping trips and neighbourhood gossip.
Next up is 26-year-old Shalini Sheherwali, an "ambitious, tech-savvy, career-oriented" banker who purrs: "We'll totally connect, honey."
Bijli Thakur, 25, is described as a "dominating, bossy, control freak", and is likely to threaten to "send your bed to the office if you don't leave soon".
Lastly, "homely, caring, traditional" Ritu Gharwali, 23, asks her husband to "please eat your lunch, I have made your favourite dish".
The aim of the website's creators, Bharat Matrimony, is for bachelors to follow up their virtual fun by signing up with the parent site to find an actual wife.