Ben likes the feeling of a plastic sunglasses arm tickling the back of his neck.
Ben's Leap List:
Wear sunglasses on back, at least once
Climb a bridge
Ski in San Francisco
Find a bookcase that opens into a room, Scooby-Doo style
Reject a mortician
But let's backtrack: a Leap what? It all started when Ben mentions his Leap List. Like that's a thing. It's as if we're in Canada or in 1999 and nobody's seen Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson fall out of a plane. Then the girls pick up on it: "Your Leap List, sure, that's when you...." one explains as if she's the friend with a lot of information on a Birth Control commercial.
Right, so a bucket list
DATE 1: Emily
It's not okay to fall.
One of the things on Ben's list is climbing a bridge with a woman whose worst fear is climbing a bridge. As poor Emily (the epidemiologist who's kind of awesome) conquers her fear and makes it to the top of the bridge without throwing up, there are a lot of metaphors about how love is like a bridge. "If Emily and I can climb the Bay Bridge together there's no telling how far we can take this relationship," says Ben. Really? That seems like something that's not going to come up again if you continue to date.
Later Emily reveals her worst dating experience. You know how it's usually: "I had a traumatic divorce" or "I dated Jesse Metcalfe"? Emily's is not that.