September 7, 2013
21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: Married to a Doll: Why One Man Advocates Synthetic Love. “40-year-old Davecat (a nickname acquired from videogames that he now prefers to go by) and others who call themselves iDollators see their dolls as life partners, not sex toys. Davecat and Sidore (or, as he sometimes calls her, Shi-chan) obviously aren’t legally married, but they do have matching wedding bands that say ‘Synthetik [sic] love lasts forever,’ and he says they’re considering some sort of ceremony for their 15th anniversary.”
Future generations of Robosexuals will view this man as a lonely trailblazer, like the Daughters of Bilitis or the Mattachine Society. Just don’t tell notorious robophobe Matt Yglesias, who clings to outdated prejudices against our silicon sisters with their manager misters.