Although the virtual boyfriend is ostensibly a heterosexual male, targeted at a female heterosexual audience, the Boyfriend Maker game "has allowed an audience of players to experiment with different sexualities." The virtual boyfriend's conversations sometimes suggest an openness to bisexual experimentation.For example, when asked directly, "Are you homosexual," the virtual boyfriend may respond, "If the mood strikes." The virtual boyfriend's gender identity is also fluid, although it is not clear whether this is by design or lack of specificity in design.In addition to sexual chat, Boyfriend Maker's virtual boyfriend has expertise in diverse subject matter, ranging from mathematics to popular culture.For example, when asked to provide the quadratic formula, which is the virtual boyfriend gives a correct answer in written English: "X= negative b plus or minus the square root of b squared minus 4ac all over 2a".Other content such as clothing and adornments for the virtual boyfriend can also be purchased.
" is simply a line the chat engine acquired from a female user, and the chat engine isn't advanced enough to identify the line as untypical for a male character.
The chat engine might also employ lines harvested from human-human chat logs, song lyrics, movies or TV shows.
In April, 2013, a detuned and presumably tamer version of the app, titled Boyfriend Plus, was permitted on Apple's App Store.
Boyfriend Maker is a dating sim/chatbot/romancebot smartphone app for i OS (i Phone) and Android phones, developed by 36 You Games (styled as 36You) and distributed under the freemium business model.
According to a Google Translate of a page on the developer's Japanese language website, Boyfriend Maker is an "app that lets you interact and chat with quirky virtual boyfriends." 36You often refers to Boyfriend Maker as a game.
") by the virtual boyfriend not being understood by the human user because the user's exposure to popular culture is not as broad as the virtual boyfriend's exposure to popular culture.