For the first few seasons of the hit CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory," the lead character Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) was largely an asexual genius whose life was ruled by strict adherence to reason, logic, and routine. Even the show's creator, Chuck Lorre, at one time commented as to the fact that Sheldon's character was developed without any type of sexuality in mind.
Yet this initial character development of Sheldon's surely changed, however, with the introduction of Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik). The two originally met through an online dating website. Sheldon was a reluctant participate in the initial date, with his friend Raj (Kunal Nayyar) blackmailing him. Yet when Sheldon realized that Amy is essentially a female version of himself, a highly intelligent and overly analytic woman, he continues communicating with her.
He has thus far only admitted that they are friends, but not that she is his girlfriend. He also told Penny (Kaley Cuoco) at one point that he plans to have a genius child with Amy. However, in this plan that Sheldon and Amy hold together, sex is not included. They plan to conceive the child in a non-sexual way and raise the child out of wedlock. Now, Sheldon's mom is about as Christian as they come, and when Penny heard this, she threatened to tell his mom. So their baby-making plan is currently on the back-burner.
While their plan to have a genius-baby has been delayed for awhile, there is no denying that the two have grown closer together. In fact, they are regularly seen having dinner together, communicating online via video chat, and more. Yet as close as they are, they still have not exhibited normal signs of having an emotional relationship such as being affectionate towards each other. They dine together out of convenience and for conversation but these are not considered dates. They communicate regularly more for intellectual purposes than because of an emotional connection or to garner any type of support or affection from each other.
Yet with two of their friends getting married soon, it is possible that they may begin to look outside the pure logical and rational aspects of their relationship as well as how smart their offspring would be and develop a relationship that is deeper and more intense than what it is right now.
You can catch "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET.
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