parachuteending (parachuteending) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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17 years old boy makes thousands with ASMR fake boyfriend videos



- Owen Dennis Riley known on YouTube as DennisASMR is one of the most popular internet ASMR boyfriends which is a mix of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response = videos which are often watched to relax or for sensory purposes) and faking boyfriend interactions
- Dennis makes thousands (he reportedly gets $3 for every 1,000 views) per month making videos to help his watchers to sleep and coddling them with lots of eye contact and 'boyfriend-like' sentences
- He told the NYTimes he never had a girlfriend
- His watchers are mostly women whose ages are ranging from 18 to 24 years old according to YouTube data
- A psychologist pondered on this phenomenon warning that watching those videos can give wrong ideas of what a real relationship is to teens as well as real partners

Here's a video from him that you can watch for science:



Sources: 1, 2

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Tags: internet celebrities, true love / love is dead
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