(n) The process of learning enough about the other person to determine if you want to get to know them better and develop the relationship beyond being casual acquaintances. It need not be sexual in nature.
This may include exchanging the initial starting lines, introductions to others by mutual friends, extended chat on multiple subjects, focused chat on specific topics, and exchanging e-mails. It may also include picking up clues and cues regarding the needs, fantasies and desires of the other person garnered from these contacts. Foreploy does not include Foreplay but may lead to that. The line between the two is blurred.
The foreploy continued with both Bill and Shelia aware that this chance encounter on the train could lead to something much more permanent down the road. or
Dwanye decided to start the foreploy with Margaret with "Howdy, I saw you from across the room. You are the most beautiful woman in the room." or
SweeTia was in class next to Bill. She started the foreploy by asking him how he felt about the article they had read for class.