Last month, Aaron Chervenak, an American, took the love for his smartphone to the next level by marrying it in a church wedding.
The bizarre wedding perhaps gives credence to a study conducted by Kaspersky, an internet security giant, which found that a quarter of people ranked their smartphone as more or equally important to them as their parents.
"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."
Surprisingly, the pastor was not only okay with the idea, but genuinely excited. Like it happens in most weddings, Aaron put on his tuxedo, took his phone and drove to the church 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 vows and putting the ring on the phone.
"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," Chervenak said.