Tyler waxes sentimental about what good friends he has and the friends tell Nev what a good guy Tyler is and how he deserves someone who appreciates that. They think the whole internet girlfriend thing is weird, especially her total lack of a phone. And they talk about what a hard time they’ll give Tyler if Amanda turns out to be a guy. Amanda Hug ‘n Kiss.
Nev and Max manage to find a coffee shop with wifi in this town with no hotels and they proceed to do their intense research rituals on Amanda. They pull up her Facebook page to see what’s going on and here is a recent post she put up: “Why can’t sex be like it is in the movies? Music in the background, guy with abs and one that really cares?” Okay what kind of post is THAT? It’s an obvious invitation for guys to answer her advertising how sexy and romantic they are and how GREAT and movie-like sex would be with them. There is NO other reason to post something like that. Max, of course, quickly points this out. They notice that none of the responses to that post seem to come from people who actually know Amanda. They message a few of the guys talking to her to see if they can get any info. One named Mikhail calls them and says he met Amanda on Facebook, they’ve never talked on the phone, and they exchange messages of a sexual nature. Then a guy named Brendon calls with an identical story. Facebook, no phone, sexual chatting. So obviously this girl is using Facebook as her ego stroking playground.
Nev Schulman, P.I., pulls out all the stops.
Time for the almighty Google Image Search! And Amanda’s pictures match up with a MySpace profile of a girl named Trina (not The Natural). It’s funny how MySpace was this free-for-all for everyone to sort of flaunt themselves. Pictures like “Amanda’s,” with bikinis, underwear or whatever were everywhere. It was like a virtual escort catalogue. I guess since Facebook is so minimal it’s hard to do the whole porn-model-profile page. You’d have to spend a lot more time hunting people down to pay attention to your nudie pics. Anyway the guys brilliantly conclude that Amanda is not the girl in the pictures. Duh.
So Nev and Max go back to Tyler’s the next day to tell him about the MySpace profile with all of the same pictures as Amanda’s Facebook profile. Tyler says he feels betrayed but he still wants to find out who he’s been talking to all this time. So Nev and Max head back to the cabin to send Amanda a message – don’t forget, she has no phone. Amanda answers that she’s not sure about all this, although she DOES want to meet Tyler because he’s her favorite person to talk to. Oh yes, I’m sure she’s never said THAT to anyone before. She keeps saying that she doesn’t want to let Tyler down. By meeting him? Okay CLEARLY this person is nowhere near the person in the pictures.
Don’t miss one exciting second of Nev typing, Max.