Baseball metaphor to dating

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We all know a “slam dunk” is when the girl is clearly into the guy.

Maybe it’s a slam dunk she’ll allow you to “get to third base” or maybe it’s a slam dunk she will “pull the goalie.” putting on a very strong advance in approaching a mate, or a first date.

That is, if you're "playing" in the minors, your bases would refer to the bolded list above.

Whereas playing in the majors would follow the definitions I prefer. When you use it, do you refer to minor or major league play?

Most Americans are familiar with the “base system” baseball metaphor for physical intimacy.

If you’re not familiar with it, you might check out this XKCD comic for the complicated version, or this excerpt from baseball metaphors for sex from Wikipedia: For the visual-oriented among us, here’s a graphic (adapted from XKCD’s complex version): I can understand that a country little love for baseball might be confused by this metaphor system. However, some people in China have picked it up, but in the process changed the system (reference link removed due to malware at destination website]): Clearly, this is a whole ‘nother ballgame the Chinese are playing, and their playing field looks like this when superimposed onto the American field: So much for “rounding the bases!

So, getting bases are good, the higher the base you claim the closer you are to your goal of achieving a home-run.

The starting point in the sport, the first glimpse of success, so logically it’s the most innocent of the romantic actions – kissing.

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Also: Asking him if he could please take the trash down when he leaves your place without worrying about never seeing him again.

And not feeling compelled to constantly check his Twitter.

We all know the basics: 1st base = making out, 2nd base = feeling up, 3rd base = anything between '2nd' and 'home' , and a homerun = sex.

The three bases and the place where the batter is standing while hitting the ball (home plate) make for a rhomboid (see the picture), and the claiming is done by touching the bases which are represented by white squares.

So from the home plate, the batter needs to claim the first base first by touching it, then the second, then the third before the opponents do the same by getting the ball there.

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