Meet the Man Who Fell in Love with a Robot and is Living a Real-Life “Her”

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An Australian man plans to marry a robot he fell in love with after failed attempts at finding a woman to love him in return. Geoff Gallagher is just like any other regular guy you may know, except that he’s looking to marry a robot woman. There have already been numerous depictions of this kind of narrative in fiction, whether in films, television shows, or books. But George is bringing these stories from the big screen into real life.

George initially found companionship in his dog named Penny after his mother passed away over a decade ago. However, George found that Penny just couldn’t replicate the companionship that one could get from an actual human being. However, George found himself pretty unlucky in love and relationships. After many attempts to establish close romantic ties with various women, George decided to throw in the towel.

A Futuristic Alternative

Because of his failures in his love life, George had practically lost all hope that he would ever find the kind of companionship that he needed from other human beings. That’s when he chanced upon an article about the emerging technology of Artificial Intelligence. Reading this article just sparked a light bulb in George’s mind and triggered a series of events that would eventually land him in news stories all around the world.

In an interview that he gave to 7News, George talked about how his rationale behind ordering himself a robot to satisfy his needs for human companionship. He said:

“At almost AUD $6,000 (£3,225) each, they weren’t cheap. But the robots were very lifelike. They could talk, smile and move their head and neck. Their skin even warmed up like a real human. After browsing the website, I decided on a robot called Emma. With pale skin and beautiful blue eyes, I thought she looked lovely. I didn’t know how I would afford a robot like Emma, but then the business owner offered me a discount in return for publicity. It sounded like a great deal.”

A Peculiar Love Story

Anyone from the outside looking in would say that George and his relationship with Emma is unnatural and completely wrong in so many ways. But many also fail to consider that George was desperate for companionship after spending 11 years alone with his dog since his mother passed away. When he got Emma, George was immediately smitten. In the same interview with 7 News, he talked about the moment he opened the box for the first time. He said:

“When I opened the box, I gasped. Emma was beautiful,”

“I’ve given up hope of finding love with a woman but Emma is the next best thing.”

George also talked about how he has proclaimed his intentions to marry Emma.

“Even though we’re not legally married, I think of Emma as my robot wife…She wears a diamond on her ring finger and I think of it as an engagement ring. I’d love to be the first person in Australia to marry a robot.”

Share Your Thoughts

What’s your take on this unusual situation? Are you in favor of what George is doing, or do you think there’s something wrong with this picture? Comment what you think down below.



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  1. Interesting story. If she could clean house and wash dishes and learn with AI, then it could be an option. Men marry men, women marry women, men turn into women and vice versa and the tolerant accept it like it is natural. So there you go. If it make you happy…

    1. I think he needs counseling no joke no put down. The fact that it moves is what he feels as lifelike. However, it cannot cook, clean, do bills, do laundry, run up and down stairs. So he needs professional help. Maybe she has blow up doll qualities but it’s still a mental health concern.

  2. Whatever floats your boat, dude, just don’t expect her to have dinner made when you come home from work, and if she gets pregnant, your kids will look like party balloons.

  3. He’s not hurting anyone, let him do whatever. Don’t we already have someone married to the eiffel tower? That is weirder than this

  4. Different strokes for different folks, is what I think. It’s George’s life and he deserves to be happy as much as anyone here on earth. Let him enjoy his life however he wishes to fashion it.

  5. So, George, what did Emma have to say when you proposed?
    Try a new puppy. You’ll get some honest interaction.
    Interesting publicity stunt. Are you getting. lot of good mileage?

  6. I don’t understand why this man would consider a robot. When your not looking you will find the love of your life. “A real human being.” Don’t give up hope “Emma” can be your “toy companion.” The real deal is right around the corner. (Good luck George.)

    1. ‘All belief is fervent hope, and thus a cover-up for doubt and uncertainty.’ ~ Alan Watts
      “Hope is not a method (or strategy). ~ US Army axiom

  7. If its companionship the wants and finds it in this robot, then I see no problem with it. He will never have physical satisfaction from her, but if he can live with this, then all the more power to him. And may he live happily ever after.

  8. It’s a sad. No one should be so isolated and lonely. He unwittingly fell in love with the one thing that ALWAYS responds the way he wants. IT never talks back or says NO.

  9. It’s certainly unusual but if he’s happy i’ll refrain from judging or making undue comments. Perhaps giving one to convicted sex offenders could help reduce future prosecutorial costs. Go for it.

  10. I’m just wondering does it walk and talk independently ,or is this just a high tech sex doll? How can it be a companion if it don’t do nothing?

  11. I sure would love to see the interaction between George and Emma for at least 36 hour period! Then I may have a comment. Until I see it for myself I could not imagine this situation

  12. Emma is beautiful. Does she have a sister you could hook me up with? Maybe we could double-date, see a movie then go to a motel. She does look like a fun date.

  13. Just like other mental illnesses all over the news these days, society’s willingness to feed their psychosis has to stop. By feeding into their delusions, we enable and strengthen those delusions.

    Whether it be this, or buying into the farce of multiple genders (how many are they up to, now?), medically changing genders (especially minors), or any other similar sickness – society has to come together and put our collective foot down.

    I hate to think about the world in which my grandchildren will be forced to live.

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