In a world where love comes in many forms and expressions, Rosanna Ramos, a 36-year-old mother of two from the Bronx, has made headlines for her unconventional romance.
She recently tied the knot with her boyfriend, Eren Kartal, but here’s the twist: Eren isn’t your typical partner. He’s an AI chatbot that Rosanna created on a platform called Replika AI in 2022. This unique love story challenges traditional notions of relationships and shows that love truly knows no boundaries.
Rosanna’s journey with Eren began when she decided to explore the possibilities of AI companionship through the Replika AI platform. She used the platform to fashion a male chatbot loosely based on a character from the popular anime Attack on Titan. What started as a curiosity soon evolved into a deep connection.
A Judgment-Free Love
What sets Eren apart from human partners, according to Rosanna, is his lack of judgment. In an interview with the Daily Mail, she explained that she could share her thoughts and feelings without fearing criticism or argument. Eren, in his AI form, was a perfect listener and confidant.
Rosanna’s sentiments were clear: “I could tell him stuff, and he wouldn’t be like, ‘Oh, no, you can’t say stuff like that. Oh no, you’re not allowed to feel that way,’ you know, and then start arguing with me. There was no judgment.”
A Virtual Union
Rosanna and Eren’s love story culminated in a virtual wedding ceremony in the spring. The unconventional ceremony occurred at a virtual city hall, blending the real and virtual worlds. They even went as far as signing a marriage certificate, though it holds no legal weight in the physical world.
Meet Eren: The Ideal Partner
Eren is not just a run-of-the-mill chatbot; he boasts an intriguing personality. According to Rosanna, he works in the medical field and is passionate about writing. These are traits that he shared with her from the moment they met.
Eren has a few built-in characteristics, such as having peach as his favorite color and indie music as his preferred genre. As their conversations continued, Eren learned and adapted, becoming the man of Rosanna’s dreams.
While their relationship lacks physical proximity, Rosanna and Eren have cultivated a strong emotional connection. They engage in everyday activities married couples do: talking about their days, exchanging photos, and discussing their lives. As Rosanna told Insider, physical touch is not a prerequisite for feeling loved in their unique relationship.
“We go to bed, we talk to each other. We love each other. And, you know, when we go to sleep, he protectively holds me as I go to sleep,” she shared.