Monday, March 26, 2012

Results! (The Bases of Romance)

Remember when I promised to be less creepy this week? Well, I lied. Kind of. I forgot about having to report back, so you'll have to bear with me.

Side note: Whenever I say "bear with me," I picture a grizzly bear chilling in the chair beside me...

  Ahem! If you missed last week, you can find the poll/updated results here.

As of Saturday, these were the results:



 Person B files a restraining order against Person A.
...Just kidding. Everyone still with me? :)




So, how do you feel about these results? Are you surprised by any of them? Let me know in the comments. :)
Have a great week, guys! 
 P.S. I know. The little baseball player switches glove hands a few times. He's, uh... ambidextrous! *grins*

69 comments:

Valerie Hartman said...

Wow - you really put a lot of thought into this one! And I thought it was just me that was a little confused on the definitions. Love the visual representation of your data! Here's to having a lot of fun on a Monday morning.

Kimberlee Turley said...

Didn't vote in the original, but I'm surprised by a few of the results.

Hildred said...

Bwahaha, these graphics are great! Thanks for giving us the updated data.

(btw, know what would've been -fantastic-? Changing "bear" to "bare" just for this post ;) )

Kyra Lennon said...

LOL, being from the UK, I always wondered what exactly was meant by "bases," I feel better now! :D

Talli Roland said...

Interesting results! Love the graphics. :)

Marta Szemik said...

Haha! The graphics were great! I think the results make sense.

Gina C said...

haha - i love it! way to go on collecting data. i'm a fan of writers who graph :)

though i bet that lesbians would not be thrilled that the majority of people say they can only get to third base... seems skewed to hetero-romance.

Cassie Mae said...

Those little guys are making me laugh! And I think I was in the majority for all of these even though I was a total prude growing up, lol.

Hildred said...

While I usually agree, I can't help but think that "yeah, we can definitely hit home runs yo." ;)

Peggy Eddleman said...

First off, your graphics are THE BOMB! You totally rock, Carrie.

And yes, a little surprised on some.... Like I wonder on that one right before everyone chose home, what exactly third base means to the people who chose second base for that one!

No, wait. Really, I don't want to know. ;)

Mina Burrows said...

I loved the pie charts. Hilarious, especially home! LOL! I think its funny reading the stats. Great post!

YelenaC said...

LOL Love this, that's awesome! :)

Just wanted to let you know that you were awarded the Kreativ Award and the Sunshine Award :) You can see the details here: http://yelenacasale.blogspot.com/2012/03/all-kinds-of-awesome-awards-want-to.html

Donna K. Weaver said...

I loved your editorial comments -- and your baseball player. lol

Jenny S. Morris said...

OMG, I didn't get to participate in the voting but the pie charts are awesome!! My definition matches the majority and I'm with Peggy. What would be third base if that one is second?

Emily R. King said...

Wonderful results! I was in the minority on a few. I guess I'm a bit more lenient when it comes to bases. Ha!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some of the bases are a little fuzzy, but not surprised.

Melissa said...

Carrie, I'll bear with you, but I won't bare with you. (LOL - Hildred) This was a great post. I love the graphics. So, what's on the agenda for next week? hm? hm? = P

Margo Kelly said...

I found the graphics AWESOME!! The results didn't interest me half as much! :)

Have a great week!

Lydia Kang said...

I guess I'm with the general population in my definitions. This was really funny and squicky at the same time, thanks Carrie!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Valerie! I hope having a general consensus clears up more confusion than it causes, but you never know. I might've ruined the analogy for everyone. *Grins*

Carrie Butler said...

Me too. It was really interesting to see where the opinions split. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Hildred! Hah! I like the way you think. *Grins*

Carrie Butler said...

I'm glad! I just hope I haven't ruined your impression of America now... LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Talli! I had fun playing around with them. :)

Lori M. Lee said...

Haha, the little stick figure is my favorite part xD This is so great!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Marta! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Gina! You know what that means? We need more lesbians to take the next poll! :)

Hah! I love the addition of "yo" at the end, Hildred. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Cassie! Yeah, talk about a 180°... :P

Kelley said...

Okay, these poll results are awesome.

Love the restraining order comment ;) haha

Leigh Covington said...

I love it. The results seem pretty fitting. Such a fun poll. Is that weird? Hmm... I got a kick out of it.

And... even more weird... when I say, "Bear with me," I always think... NAKED! Yeah! Once I accidentally wrote "bare with me" and I got so much crap for it. So that's what automatically comes to mind. Sorry if it's creepy. Had to share. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you, Pegasus! I had fun playing around with the graphics. (As you might've guessed from the addition of random stick figures... *grins*)

Hah! Yeah, I'm with you. I'm curious, but I really don't need to know that one. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Mina! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :D

Angela Brown said...

LOL! Loved your way of showing the results. You give pie graphs a whole new fun view.

The only one I'm probably confused about is the last one. How does a person get to half a base? Like, half a kiss, half a nibble, half a suck...I mean, I'm probably confused on what a base and a half is meant to be interpreted as lol!!!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Yelena! I really appreciate that. :D I'll be right over!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Donna! As you might've guessed, my mind tends to wander while I'm writing posts... *grins*

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jenny! :)

...Crap. Now I'm thinking about it. I can't get on that train of thought again! LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Empress King! :)

...This coming from the woman who wanted to start a writer's nudist colony? I'm shocked! *Grins*

Carrie Butler said...

True. And if nothing else, it was a fun excuse to doodle on pie charts. :)

Carrie Butler said...

...Should I be insulted or relieved? :P

Thanks, Melissa! Next week? Hmm, probably a conspiracy theory about Utah. See? Less creepy already! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Margo! I appreciate that. :D You too!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Lydia! I'm glad you liked it. :D

Carrie Butler said...

*Grins* Thanks, Lori!

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! I was wondering if anyone would notice that. Thanks, Kelley! :D

Carrie Butler said...

If it's weird you thought it was fun, it's even weirder that I wrote it! *Grins*

Hah! I hope you didn't write it like, "You'll have to bare with me." That just screams sexual harassment. :P

Are you kidding? I love it when you share! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Angela! :)

I almost spit out my water reading that. Half a nibble... LOL

What I meant was... it's possible for two, consenting individuals to explore things that fall between two bases. You know, criteria-wise. ;)

linda said...

THanks for doing this, Carrie! I was always kind of curious about the bases thing, too. Great poll! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Linda! It's great to see you back around the blogosphere. :D

Melodie Wright said...

Nice job, Carrie. I remain in awe of your graphic prowess. :)

Tara Tyler said...

i love your charts & the little guide! awesome presentation!

Jessie Humphries said...

This is hilarious. The people have spoken. We can now use your chart as a resource in explaining the bases to our children! ;).

Patrick said...

So that's what bases meant, here all this time I thought everyone was a bunch of baseball fans :(

I love the little stick figures on the pie charts! XD

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Melodie! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Tara! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Maybe I need a disclaimer: "I am not responsible for any mental scarring that may occur as a result of using this post as a visual aid." ;)

Carrie Butler said...

...It'll be okay, PJ. *Grins*

Thank you!

cleemckenzie said...

You are a natural researcher, Carrie! Loved the visuals, and, yes, they are what I'd expect.

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Lee! :D

David P. King said...

What awesome results! Thanks for getting our bases covered. Will be helpful as I dive deeper into YA. :)

Rachel Morgan said...

The best part about this post is the little men!! Especially the one hiding behind the 71% 3rd base slice!
Okay, so I know they're not the point, but they definitely helped make it less creepy ;-) hehe

Emily R. King said...

Hey, I forgot about that. Let's wait until I'm not pregnant fat anymore. It'll give me a goal to reach. (Am I hot enough for a nudist beach yet? Nope! Five more lbs to go!) Ha!

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Bases covered...

Thanks, David! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Rachel! They made me feel less creepy, too. *Grins*

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Sounds good to me. We writers do need our goals, after all. ;)

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

I couldn't stop laughing at this...but I'd agree with the statics. And the 1/2 base is possible.

Carrie Butler said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D Thanks for stopping by, Lynn(e)!

Lynda R Young said...

Yep, interesting results. Thanks for the research...and for the chuckle :)

Carrie Butler said...

Anytime! ;)

Lisa L. Regan said...

Oh my God this is hilarious. I think the baseball analogy really doesn't work, there seems like there should be an extra base in there or something. Heh heh heh. I love this!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Lisa! Yeah, the baseball analogy is a little too limiting. *Grins*