Have you ever heard of people using realistic "sex dolls" as companions? Here's an article so you know what kind I'm talking about. I knew that this was something young men (20s) would do in Japan (live with a doll as a companion, buy her a big wardrobe, give her a personality, etc) and they weren't interested in finding a real human companion. But I came to find that there's a whole subculture of men doing this is Europe and North America as well. I suppose the movie Lars and the Real Girl will make it more well known. Anyway, the subject fascinated me so I joined a forum for "doll owners and admirers" and found that they weren't weirdos or creeps. Many of them are just making the best of the life situation they have. Here's a yahoo news article I found on the subject as well. It's worth reading.