Quote:Man Marries His Smartphone at Las Vegas Chapel
By Spooky on June 28th, 2016 Category: News
Last month, artist Aaron Chervenak drove from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Nevada to finally take the love for his smartphone to the next level by marrying it at a small wedding chapel. And yeah, in case you’re wondering, he even put a ring on it.
A study conducted by internet security giant Kaspersky found that a quarter of people ranked their smartphone as more or equally important to them as their parents. For a lot of us, it’s the last thing we interact with before going to sleep and the first thing we check when we wake up. It’s with us pretty much 24/7, and we connect with it on so many levels. “We look to it for solace, to calm us down, to put us to sleep, to ease our mind, and to me that’s also what a relationship is about,” Aaron Chervenak said. So in a sense, my smartphone has been my longest relationship. That’s why I decided to see what it was like to actually marry a phone.”
But a man-and-smartphone wedding wasn’t going to be the most orthodox ceremony in the world, so in order to get someone to marry him and his beloved handheld, Chervenak had to go to the place where bizarre weddings happen all the time – Las Vegas. He contacted the owner of The Little Las Vegas Chapel and he was not only ok with it, but genuinely excited.
“I’m trying to ask the hard questions of myself as to this relationship and I’m trying to go as far as I can to explore it,” the groom said.
On May 20th, Arron put on his tuxedo, took his phone and drove to the The Little Las Vegas Chapel in his purple Cadillac to get married. The wedding ceremony was small but very emotional, and you could see the groom was a bit nervous when saying his speech and putting the ring on the phone.
“It’s not yet legal to marry smartphones, but what I hope my wedding will do is to somehow act as a symbolic gesture to show just how precious our phones are becoming in our daily lives, and hopefully get other to ask the same question of themselves and their relationships,” Chervenak said.
Quite bizarre if you ask me. What do you call such relationships and attractions to inanimate objects? And this is not the only case I have seen. I have seen a video of a man (though, admittedly, he may have been drunk at the time) having sex with a car, as well as an article about a woman who married the Eiffel Tower. On the other hand, this could also be seen as a commentary about our addiction to technology.