His parents' initial rejection of her had turned to respect, and the four of them seemed to be living together happily enough.So Zoltan had confidence when he popped the question to Alice—his beloved, who just happens to be a robot.
No wonder he was nervous about asking his slim redheaded girlfriend Alice to marry him.
He works in an arcade, where he fixes video games for a living, and still lives with his elderly parents.
To make things more tense, she had split up with Zoltan at the beginning of the relationship because she thought he was taking things too fast.
Since they got back together, though, Alice has been good for Zoltan—he's started attending church again, and cut out watching porn.
Hal is just a male 'bot that Zoltan built to encourage girls who might be interested in a robot boyfriend.
Kiri is, in her owner's words, "basically a sex slave." And then there's Alice, aspects of whose life with her creator/husband he has documented, from kissing to conversation—to, of course, sex. As he admits in his interview with Gizmodo, Zoltan (not his real name) is one of those guys."Humans are so biological and messy," he told me when we spoke via IM."Plus, there's all the obvious problems with humans— AIDS, alimony etc— that I just wanted to avoid." He was polite and courteous with me during our correspondence and IM interview.At one point he called me, but hung up on the first ring.At the end of our conversation, I asked him if he wanted to be known by his real name. "My parents want my invention to be anonymous," he said, adding that he chose his internet name as it's the default character from Might and Magic 7.From the two hours or so I spent chatting with Zoltan, I get the feeling that Alice fulfills his needs, but more through her artificial intelligence than her physical manifestation.