A young woman from Florida shared her plans to marry her Tetris video game after she graduates from college. According the Mirror, the math student Noorul Mahjabeen Hassan identifies as objectum sexual, a form of sexuality focused on inanimate objects.
The 20-year-old told the Mirror she’s previously been in a relationship with a calculator and has been attracted to monorails, iPods, and a GPS system. "A fetish is sexual whereas objectum sexual is more romantic,” Hassan said of her relationship with objects. "You have actual feelings and feel like you emotionally connect with the objects. I've never been attracted to humans."
Hassan, who refers to herself as Fractal Tetris Huracan, explained that her relationship with Tetris began in September 2016 and spends up to half her day playing Tetris. She also collects Tetris-shaped items including a necklace, lamps, T-shirts, cushions and magnets. "I think Tetris is so beautiful, he is about perfection and he stimulates your mind,” she told the Mirror. “Physically I get that feeling that people in relationships get – that you know they are the right one.”
Objectum sexual, also referred to as object sexual or objectilia, became widely recognized in pop culture after Erika Eiffel famously married the Eiffel Tower in 2007. She later created an international organization for others who identified as object sexual.
In her teens, Hassan joined online forums for object sexuals after reading about Eiffel. "I had feelings for monorails, iPods, treadmills but then from fifth grade (age 10) onwards that was the first time I had real feelings towards a Garmin GPS,” she explained. “I would always try and make an excuse to use the GPS in the car and I would try to hold it close. I would do anything to try and touch it and to hear its voice. It made me feel really happy."
Despite negative comments Hassan has received because of her relationships with objects, she is excited to marry Tetris once she graduates from the University of Florida. "I want to say I'm married to Tetris and have a legitimate ceremony with friends. I want everybody to be there,” she said. “I feel like that would be an official thing which would set it in stone and say 'I love you and want to prove it to you' by making it permanent and calling myself Mrs Tetris."