Leslie is tired of waking up on strange futons and wants to slow things down in the future. So, Leonard seems to be the perfect fit.
Leonard: Are you suggesting another bout of stress release?
Leslie: No, I’m all done with casual sex. From now on I’m fully committed to the traditional relationship paradigm.
Leonard: Really, what changed?
Leslie: It’s hard to say, I guess there’s just a time in every woman’s life when she gets tired of waking up on a strange futon with a bunch of people she doesn’t know.
Leonard: Yeah, I can see how that would… a bunch of people?
Leslie: Anyway, I just figure it’s time to slow things down and who better to slow things down with than you?
Leonard: Oh, I’m flattered. So, how do you suggest we proceed?
Leslie: Your place, we’ll order Chinese, you’ll rent a movie, artsy but accessible, then light petting, no coitus.
Leonard: Sounds fun.
Leslie: I’ll leave the details up to you, I think it’s better if you assume the male role.
Leonard: Thank you, that’s very thoughtful.
bout = a short involvement in an activity
paradigm = a clear and typical example of something
futon = a type of mattress
bunch = a group of people
to be flattered = to feel very pleased and proud because someone has said good things about you
to proceed = to continue as planned
artsy but accessible = Leslie is saying that she wants to watch a movie that is not dull but also not too demanding.
petting = when two people kiss and touch each other in a sexual way, but without having sexual intercourse
to assume = to accept something to be true without question or proof
(definitions taken from the Cambridge and Collins Dictionary)
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