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We’re all for equal treatment in relationships but there comes a point where having a partner comes in really handy: they’re obligated to help you, even if that means standing near graffitied brick walls and taking photos of your outfits…

Instagram Husbands (or boyfriends, we suppose) are a true phenomena in 2016. There has to be a line drawn somewhere, especially if your IH has a real job, but being a human selfie-stick isn’t as uncommon as you think…

The website InstagramHusband is dedicated as comedy-cum-helpline for anyone out there who is an Instagram husband. In fact, according to them, it’s a gender neutral term meaning that if your boyfriend is particularly Gram obsessed, you too could be an Instagram husband/wife.

There are clear symptoms for being one of these unpaid photographers, things like:

  • “Is your thumb calloused and/or blackened with wear?”
  • “Have you ever been yelled at for presuming you should only take one, maybe two, pictures of a particular pose?”
  • “Have you stood on more railroad tracks since meeting your Instagram Partner than in the previous years of your life combined?”

You get the idea…

Now, in a world where parody meets reality, the service hiring app, TaskRabbit, is offering an Instagram Husband special for New York Fashion Week.

For a fee you can hire an Instagram Husband to snap your #ootd, edit the shot, running fashion errands and generally just being your Fashion Week companion. The offer is only available for a limited time since Fashion Week will eventually end and it’s only a matter of time before these guys for hire realise how dark a turn their lives have taken…

If you know someone trapped in an Instagram husband role, there is help you can get them. Growing some respect for yourself is a long road, but it begins with one first step.