posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 03:30 PM
It is something similar to cricket except taken into love terms.
Home plate is where you start by swinging at the dating ball. If you're fortunate enough to make a connection while dating your potential Significant
Other, you begin your journey around the bases with the S.O.
Eventually, you make it back to Home Plate where you supposedly score and everything works out with your S.O. Home runs are sometimes acceptable, but
normally that would be considered too aggressive and risky for a meaningful relationship.
1st base, 2nd base and 3rd base can be any affectionate milestones on that journey to completion of rounding the bases to home plate.
Usually, 1st base is making it to the kissing and close to the heavy necking stage.
2nd is usually agreed upon heavy necking and breast feeling or something along those lines.
3rd is usually considered exploring each other in heavy necking up to love making. No intercourse at this stage. If intercourse were achieved anywhere
along these milestones that would be considered a home run, that is, if you scored the first night or close to the first few dates. After third base
has been firmly established then it is okay to consider home plate for the score but it is not a home run.
Home Plate is intercourse. The big score. I hope baseball as an analogy is not too confusing.
Personally, I think it is an overated way to measure a relationship. Baseball is a great game but when in terms of a date measurement or barometer, it
cheapens the intimate feelings of the relationship. I have never thought to measure in those terms. But, I think I know what the writers are trying to
say in the movies.