Robots could be the perfect boyfriends. Either shiny metal-skinned 'bots, or living, breathing (and in danger of short-circuiting) androids.

We're not fussy, heck, we'd settle for the robot from the Beastie Boys' Intergalactic music video, as long as he could take the rubbish out every night.

Still, if Isaac Asimov had included a fourth law stating "a robot must allow full use of its USB stick if requested by a female human being, in accordance with the Second Law", here are the five we'd offer a spare port to.

5. Gigolo Joe
Jude Law in A.I: Artificial Intelligence (2001)

True, Jude Law has been proven to be a cad by 50% of the population, but that doesn't stop our knees trembling when we see him strutting his stuff in A.I: Artificial Intelligence. He reportedly took inspiration from Fred Astaire for the role, and seeing him dance to old-time classics makes the fact that he's a male prostitute (in the film, we mean) melt away like the inch-thick make-up he's wearing…

Gigolo joe

[Image: IMDB]

4. Hero robot 1, Hero robot 2
Peter Hurteau, Michael Reich, Electroma (2007)

Technically they're two robots, so it's a question of whether you prefer gold or silver. Or, to offer more detail on your future love interest, a robot on fire, or a robot blown to pieces. The product of French electronica duo Daft Punk, Electroma follows two drainpipe-legged, motorcycle-helmeted robots on their quest to look human, set to lovely blip blop music.

Daft punk

[Image: Channel4]

3. Roy Batty
Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner (1982)

Whilst the Dutch actor Rutger Hauer is certainly a looker in Blade Runner, it's Harrison Ford who really stands out as the eye candy in the film. But, as the verdict is still out on whether Harrison's Rick Deckard was a replicant or not, we'll have to settle for Roy Batty. Intelligent, handsome and overwhelmingly dangerous, we're sure we could don a leather dog collar and impersonate his girlfriend Pris if he wanted.

Roy batty

[Image: Hecklerspray]

2. Samuel "Longshot" Anders
Michael Trucco in Battlestar Galactica (2003)

Apologies for the spoilers, if you haven't watched to the end of season three – but the rugged Longshot is a cylon, thus making him a perfect candidate for our list. Having endured a marriage to the headstrong Starbuck for many years means he's probably well equipped to take orders from a woman who knows exactly what she wants from him.

Samual anders

[Image: Sky]

1. Robotic double of Ted
Keanu Reeves in Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

A flashback to the days when wearing checked flannel shirts and basketball caps backwards was acceptable, there's nothing more appealing than Keanu Reeve's evil robotic double Ted. Literally saving the flimsy plot from crashing and burning around their hightop Adidas-bedecked feet, Reeves' robotic Ted may not impress Asimov, but certainly looks good to us.

Robot ted

[Image: Billandted.org]

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