In fact, Talking Angela is a hugely popular artificial intelligence chatbot, a talking cat, aimed at teenagers, and the hoax has been fully repudiated.
Available for i OS and Android, Talking Angela has been downloaded more than 57 million times.
If the user likes what they see, they can click on the picture which will take them to the Match app where they can view the profile in full.
Web Sites where the user can create their own Chat Bot for Free or for a fee.
I will do my best to teach her the way i see things, and how to remain truthful. Really hes just like your mate down the pub who you can open up to joke with and have fun.
Analysing this information, she will recommend a series of different matches, with their profile image and basic information appearing in the Messenger conversation chain.
If users want Lara to set users up with someone they have to move onto the dating website.
This bot is just one of many that are arriving in Facebook's messenger app which were announced by Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference.
Perhaps more importantly, it's brought a lot of attention to the idea that it is really, really hard to create an intelligent chatbot, one that can conceivably fool a human being into thinking they're talking to another person.
But for Bruce and Sue Wilcox, the programmers behind Talking Angela, that's just another day on the job.