(Picture: Caters)A man has spoken out about his long term love – a 1990s robot who he started a relationship with after feeling ‘nostalgic’.
Joey Morris, 29, has been in a relationship with his significant other, RoboTroll, since December 2017 after rekindling his love for the BattleTrollz collection online when he was feeling sentimental about the nineties.
After coming to terms with the fact he was objectum – meaning attracted to objects – at just 10 years old, Joey has had several partners, including a lamp, a transformer truck and even a Halloween figurine.
However, after becoming attracted to RoboTroll’s ‘satisfied smile’ and ‘popping’ pink hair, Joey, from Taneytown, Maryland, US, started a serious relationship with the robot.
Now, the performer is looking forward to the future with his beau – including a trip to Florida and potentially a wedding one day.
(Picture: Joey Morris/Caters News)Joey said: ‘I realised I was drawn to objects when I was 10-years-old, as I wanted to become friends with a lamp at school and would about my day to it.
‘But the teacher found out about our relationship and took the lamp away, and I was distraught.
‘Over the next few years I fell in love with an animatronic called ‘Donna the Dead’ and also with the transformer Optimus Prime when he was in truck form.
‘However my love for these objects never lasted as long as my love for Robotroll, who is my current primary love.
‘I ordered him from eBay for $20 (£15) and received him in December 2017 and that’s when our relationship truly began.
‘Now I’m looking forward to my future with RoboTroll – I’m going to take him with me on holiday to Orlando, Florida and a wedding could be on the cards one day.’
After becoming interest in the 90s toy collection, BattleTrollz, Joey fell in love with RoboTroll when he was 27.
He said: ‘I found RoboTroll while I was doing research into the line of BattleTrollz to satisfy my interest in 90s nostalgia.
(Picture: JOEY MORRIS / CATERS NEWS)‘The website I was looking at showed me the entire collection of all of the trolls, and when I saw RoboTroll, I was smitten.
‘I think it was his expression that attracted me to him – while most of the other BattleTrollz snarled, RoboTroll seemed to have a satisfied smile.
‘His blue eyes matched his silver and blue colour scheme and made his pink hair really pop.
‘I knew it was love with him because it made my heart feel right.’
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Despite being comfortable in his sexuality, Joey claims that some people don’t agree with it.
Though his family and friends do make jokes about it, they are accepting – even though his mum doesn’t really understanding.
Joey added: ‘However some people haven’t agreed with it – I have been told that my preference is a mental illness and some have even likened it to bestiality.
‘I try to ignore these people and distance myself from them, as I’m happy in my relationship with RoboTroll.
‘I find it easier to form romantic bonds with objects rather than people, so I’m happy with my sexuality.’
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