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.The boyfriend usually deals well with minor typographical errors but sometimes assumes a misspelling when a word is spelled correctly by the human user.On some occasions, the boyfriend's grammar is awkward, even by chat standards.
" While few teenaged boys would admit to obsessing over the boy band One Direction, it is possible that the developers of Boyfriend Maker thought that a loosely bounded gender identity would add to the virtual boyfriend's quirky character.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.It is more probable, however, that "Fangirling over one direction!!" 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.