So if you have ever needed a full explanation of the whole base metaphor, here it is.

I came across a comic posted at xkcd that answered all the questions you ever had on dating and bases. If my posted image is too small below, just click on it to see the full size strip on the official website.

dating bases explained

(Also, if you saw that binary at the bottom right and wondered what it said, you are not along. I was curious if it was random, or if it actually said something, so I found a binary to text translator online (here) and found that all that binary code translates to say “base 2”. Not as fun as I was hoping.