His Robot Girlfriend takes place in the year 2032. I don't think I mention the year in the story text, but I tried to make sure that everything matched. The days of the week and month correspond correctly. I got a 2032 calendar using a tool on the internet. That year will also be both a presidential election year and an olympic year, so there are both going on in the background of the story. Of course I thought some changes might be appropriate, so there are quite a few more states in the US for the election and there are three major political parties-- Democrats, Republicans, and Greens. By the way, I plotted out the correct number of electoral votes for the election too.