In love with the Statue of Liberty?

8th Mar 2012
Written by: Macca Sherifi

In love with the Statue of Liberty?

Falling in love on your gap year is all part of the travelling experience. After all, there’s nothing wrong with a holiday romance, is there? Well, there is if you fall in love with the Statue of Liberty.

A woman from Yorkshire has taken her holiday fling to a whole new level by declaring her undying love for her “partner”, the Statue of Liberty.

Amanda Whittaker has a condition called objectum sexuality disorder where people fall in love with inanimate objects.

It’s the emotional and romantic desire towards developing significant relationships with an inanimate object, in this case, the Statue of Liberty. For some, sexual or even close emotional relationships with humans are incomprehensible.

This is the case with Amanda. Speaking on ITV's programme This Morning, she described how she thinks of Libby as her partner. Her feelings run so deep that they mean she cannot form a romantic relationship with another human being.  "I am blown away by how stunning she is," she said.

She has visited the statue on four occasions, where she says she kissed and caressed it.

However, she has decided against marrying the landmark because so many others love her too.

Have you ever fallen in love on your gap year? How about the smiling head of Bayon at Ankor? Hot?

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