Clint Eastwood was ahead of his time!

It had to happen. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o and his phony Internet girlfriend have inspired a new pastime: Te’oing.

Go Eastwood-style and grab yourself an empty chair, or just snuggle and nuzzle the empty space next to you. The possibilities are, well, if not endless, then at least giggle-inducing. Behold the imaginary romance:

Don’t worry! Your secret’s safe with us … and our readers.

She’s from Canada. You wouldn’t know her.

Sorry, ladies, they’re “taken.”