With Her, Spike Jonze has taken the concept of engaging in a relationship with someone you can't touch a step further. It's certainly not a new concept, as people continue to resort to online dating. Some even use technology for the sake of being, um, "intimate."
Sexting is pretty much the norm these days, but few things can kill your vibe like receiving an unsolicited sext from a bot. Jeff Wilser explored this for The Cut:
I get the Tinder match at 7:30 a.m. She initiates the communication: “heya.” I reply back with some uninspired banter. (In my defense, I hadn’t had my first cup of coffee.) Her next response triggers my Spidey sense; I’ve seen the “hey… have we chatted before?” line from a different profile, and suddenly, I wonder if I’m talking to a hairy 52-year-old dude who’s eager to poach my social security number. I clicked Tinder’s “Flag/Report” button and selected the option “Feels Like Spam,” but it didn’t end there…
Check the conversation out for yourself, and be advised that it gets graphic.
Spam, ruining the moment one text at a time.