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Who Needs A Man? 9 Gadgets, Apps and Goodies to Fulfill a Single Girl's Every Need

The Invisible Boyfriend App

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Ever wanted the emotional perks of a boyfriend, but without the actual guy? Now, thanks to the new Invisible Boyfriend (or Invisible Girlfriend) app, you can text and talk with the man of your dreams without ever fighting over who gets to be the little spoon. The app lets you customize your imaginary beau, choosing his name, picture, and personality. And for $25, he will send you 100 texts, 10 voicemails, and even one surprisingly charming handwritten note. The app will even help you come up with an adorable meet-cute story so you can convince your mom to stop trying to set you up with her neighbor's son. 


Dream Man Arm Pillow

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There's something so comforting about curling up with someone's arm around you as you drift off. So if you love snuggling and don't mind sleeping with a disembodied torso, the Dream Man Arm Pillow ($28; will hold you close all night long. (Bonus: no snoring!) And people seem to get over the weirdness factor quickly. One satisfied reviewer writes, "The pillow exceeded even my wildest expectations. I'm told the pillow was modeled after Brad Pitt, and I believe it! When I first nestled against the soft, but firm chest of my new 'husband', I slept better than I ever had before. Now I don't mind when my husband goes out of town!" (With or without a man-shaped pillow, there are Strange Ways Sleeping Positions Affect Your Health.)

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Jar Opener

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We've all been there: It's 7 p.m. and there's just one tight spaghetti sauce lid standing between you and the pasta dinner of your dreams. You've tried running it under hot water, banging it with a butter knife and even gripping it between your thighs while you twist like a ninja but nothing works. If only you had a man with strong hands to help you out! Never fear, with the OXO Good Grips Jar Opener ($10;, you can open any size jar with ease, no testosterone necessary. (Also try these Must-Have Kitchen Tools to Make Healthy Eating Easy.)

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Chocolate of the Month Club

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Sure you could go to any grocery store and pick up a tasty treat, but nothing says decadence and romance like a surprise gift box of hand-selected, artfully wrapped, deluxe chocolates. While having them delivered by a handsome man who is madly in love with you (and has tickets to Tahiti in his back pocket) would be ideal, being sans hottie doesn't mean you have to be sans chocolate too. For $100, you can sign up for Godiva's Chocolate of the Month to get a delivery every month for three months of chocolates, truffles, cookies, and coffees. And, hey, maybe the delivery guy will be cute?

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Luxury Vibrator

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Looking for a way to amp up your pleasure in the bedroom? There are plenty of sex tips for people with partners but women flying solo often come up empty-handed (sorry, couldn't resist). Not only will the LELO Mona 2 Luxury G-Spot Vibrator ($89; rock your world with or without a partner, but, unlike humans, it has six different adjustable modes for maximal clitoral or g-spot stimulation and will never complain about getting tired. (Not crazy about the LELO? Luckily, we have a lot more options for you: Good Vibrations: Supercharge Your Sex Life.)

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Comfy Sleepshirt

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Women have been stealing their guy's shirts for all of time. Wearing men's button-downs as a nightgown is the best. Skip the pit stains, scratchy fabric, and too-long sleeves with this feminized version from Victoria's Secret. The Cotton Mayfair Sleepshirt ($39; has the crisp, cool feel you love—and you'll never have to worry about anyone needing it back the next day.

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Boyfriend Body Pillow

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If one arm and a chest isn't enough, you can sleep with a life-size man pillow. Artist Noortje de Keijzer came up with My Knitted Boyfriend, named Arthur, “because I felt like it was time for a man in my life,” she explained. “I could say that’s a joke, but it is partly true.” Arthur (price upon request) sports lifelike details like nubby nipples and facial scruff and comes with accessories like glasses. If you're on a budget, you can try one of these life-size Twilight body pillows.

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Tool Set

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Can we fix it? Yes, we can! Make Rosie the Riveter proud and hang your own pictures, fix your own sink and build your own shelves with the Apollo Precision 39-Piece Pink General Tool Set ($20; Let's get one thing straight though: Pink is fun but the tools will work the same no matter what color they are. The point is every girl should have her own box of tools. And if the hot pink hammer keeps your neighbor from "borrowing" them and never returning them, then so much the better!

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Boys Briefs for Girls

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Marks & Spencer, the largest department store in the UK, recently reported that over half of their men's underwear is being purchased by women. While some are undoubtedly buying the boxers for the men in their lives, many women admit to wearing them. And who could blame a girl for wanting simple, soft, comfortable briefs that don't have itchy lace or bows that get caught in zippers? Unisex briefs, boxers and boy shorts are definitely in right now. To see what all the buzz is about, try these Unisex Baby Rib Briefs ($8; They're insanely comfortable, affordable, and come in a whopping 61 different colors. (7 Underwear Facts That Might Surprise You.)

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