The following interchange, taken from a user-posted example, illustrates the ability of the boyfriend to correctly process internet/phone chat lingo that might baffle many people who do not participate in internet or phone chat: Boyfriend Maker's virtual boyfriend: Omg we are twinnies like Chloe and Paige!
[Omg means "Oh my God." Chloe and Paige are characters from the American TV show Dance Moms, jointly known as "The Twinnies" because they always see eye to eye.]Human: idk who they are but okay ["idk" means "I don't know." This is an example of a valid response ("Omg we are twinnies like Chloe and Paige!
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.
It is also possible that the use of this line is an example of bot humor.
The virtual boyfriend's "biology" also appears to exhibit a degree of sexual plasticity.
Users can achieve various levels as they continue to use Boyfriend Maker.
While each virtual boyfriend has certain unique characteristics, the various instances of the boyfriend are powered by a chat engine that (at least within a language and market) can utilize vocabulary and knowledge acquired in a chat with one user in subsequent chats with other users.
Some responses may appear to be non-sequitur to the user simply because the user does not share the boyfriend's vast database of related facts.
If the user responds with a statement critical of the response, the boyfriend usually provides an appropriate explanation or recovers in a graceful or face-saving manner.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".At times, the virtual boyfriend's statements suggest an awareness of being a robot.In one user-posted conversation, the virtual boyfriend states, "Besides the fact that I have no arms, legs, or torso, I'm very comfortable with my body." While very few people familiar with chat bots would think (based on a lengthy chat) that the Boyfriend Maker virtual boyfriend is human, this chat bot's quirky, awkward or unexpected responses may be part of its appeal.The chat engine might also employ lines harvested from human-human chat logs, song lyrics, movies or TV shows.