I have a confession to make. Despite my ability to craft a vivid Wet Wednesdays I’ve never been that clear on the idea of the “bases.” You know, the age-old way that people determine how far they got on a date.
Now don’t get me wrong; I know what first base (a kiss) and I definitely know what a homerun is (sex, duh!), but I’ve always been a little shaky on what exactly counted as second and third base. Maybe it’s the fact that my RBI average is comprised of mostly homeruns and strikeouts, that I haven’t spent much time on second or third to keep tabs on the specifics. Or, that I’m just too grown to be worried about some silly sports analogy.
Either way, the whole bases thing has always thrown me for a loop. If kissing is first base and a homerun is sex, I can assume that third is oral sex but if that’s the case then second base just sounds like a waste of time. LOL. But seriously, is second base like grabbing a boob or something? Or is it a little more R-rated like a finger pop? (Remember those?) But that’s too close to oral sex (or foreplay) to me so I just don’t get it.
The question was on my mind and I wanted some answers, so I asked my boy Paul Carrick Brunson the Modern Day Matchmaker to pull together another one of our mashups to poll people on the streets about this relationship conundrum.
Just like last time with the “Who Pays For the First Date” video poll, Paul came across a funny batch of people that were just as confused about second base as I am.
Here, see for yourself…
How do you define first, second and third base? Does it matter if clothes are on or off? How old were you when you let a guy/gal get to second base? Now that you’ve made some homeruns do the other bases seem like a waste of time? Are you just too old to be worrying about what base you’re on? What’s your lifetime batting average? Are you turned off by people that are touchy feely too early on? What does it take for you to feel comfortable enough for someone to go all the way with you? Do you like going below the belt a little bit? What did you think of this week’s video mashup?
Speak your piece…
Paul Carrick Brunson’s Modern Day Matchmaker Live tour is hitting New York Thursday, June 3 and yours truly is on the panel, along with a host of other relationship bloggers and experts.
I don’t get to interact with my readers that often so I’d love to see you at Providence, which is located at 311 West 57th Street, NYC. Doors open at 8pm and the show, which will be taped, will run from 8:30 to 10:30. The after party, which will give folks the chance to mingle with the panel, will kickoff right after until 2am.
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. The tickets are $25 for the panel discussion and $10 for the after party, but NWSO readers will get 20% off the price by entering “NWSO” as your discount code.
It should be fun and I can’t wait to see you there.
For more info, hit the official FaceBook invite or the flyer below.