Now you might be wondering about that secret “P word”.
Propinquity is a term used by social psychologists to refer to the likelihood of interaction between two people.
If you are very likely to interact with Jake several times each day, you have high propinquity with Jake. You have very low propinquity with a guy who shares none of your interests, does not work with you, and lives on the opposite side of the country.
Why does propinquity matter?
It matters because it determines a lot about the likelihood of you ending up dating any particular person. Social psychologists have discovered that propinquity is a better predictor of who ends up with who than almost any other variable that has been studied.
But can you use this to your advantage?