The Science Behind Why You Want to Bang Your Coworker

That doesn't mean you should actually go through with it

August 26, 2016 9:00 am

Taboo or not, office romance happens.

If you disagree, let us know how working in HR is going.

A new study from N.Y.’s Hamilton College asserts that it’s hammered down the cause for all this company ink-dipping: the sheer amount of time we spend with colleagues.

The study evaluated 22 single candidates, asking each to rank the attractiveness of 112 faces and rate them 1-9. Pictures were shown on a loop, and faces that appeared multiple times tended to receive ratings bumps each time they cropped up. Faces that were shown at least four times received the highest rating, and continued on their upward trajectory with every appearance thereafter.

“Much to their surprise, people often find themselves drawn to individuals after multiple encounters, even when there was no initial attraction.” Psychologist Dr Ravi Thiruchselvam told the Daily Mail. “Cupid’s arrow is often slow to strike. An important part of the phenomenon may be attributable to the gradual change in attractiveness from repetition.”

Logic by which we could also explain Stockholm Syndrome or Donald Trump. 

Via Esquire UK

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