Manti Te'o was a year too late. 

Dating website Invisible Girlfriend has made it so that you can entertain your friends and family's inquiries about your significant other with complete bullshit. The site allows you to participate in a fictional, virtual relationship, substantiating it with actual voicemails, texts, the occasional gift and the Facebook relationship status that makes it real. 

It's only $9.99 per month, which is much cheaper than having an actual girlfriend.

[via PSFK]