If you thought Sheldon Cooper was a bit OCD before this season of "The Big Bang Theory," you no doubt fully understand the depths of his condition now. For many episodes of the first four seasons, the famed Roommate Agreement which Sheldon drew up to legally define the relationship between him and his roommate Leonard has certainly come up. Of course, fans of "The Big Bang Theory" could somewhat justify the need for such a lengthy legal agreement. Certainly it went into far too much detail about things such as where people will sit on the couch and the rules about overnight guests to be considered socially "normal," but it did serve to protect Sheldon's interests in his own home.
For most of last season and the first part of this season, Sheldon has been unofficially dating Amy Farrah Fowler. He actually described her as "not my girlfriend," and the two certainly never so much as kissed. This season, "The Big Bang Theory" has been showing them becoming progressively closer. Earlier this season, Amy invited Sheldon on numerous times to have intimate relations with her. He turned her down flat each time, and ultimately settled for some snuggle time on the sofa.
More recently, though, Amy got an invite to go out with another man, and since Amy and Sheldon were not dating, Amy's girlfriends convinced her to go for it. Sheldon knew of the date beforehand but didn't think she would really go. When he learned that they not only went out once but actually had a second date planned, he crashed the date and invited her to now be called "my girlfriend" rather than "not my girlfriend." She immediately accepted, so now the two are officially dating.
Of course, Sheldon took this opportunity to really define just how OCD he is. He drew up a "Relationship Agreement." While fans haven't yet learned all of the details about what it actually says, we do know that it says they can only hold hands in one of five different situations, and none pertain to basic affection. It has also been revealed that the agreement requires Amy to dig splinters out of Sheldon's hand, too.So clearly their relationship has been defined, and not just between them. It has been defined legally, too!
- Sheldon Cooper