I was thisclose to getting a minor in psychology in college. I feel that gives me the absolute right to call myself a social scientist and to introduce to you a new sociological term with sufficient credibility.
Main Entry: circumstantial attraction
Pronunciation: ser-kum-'stan(t)-shul ah-'trak-shun
Function: noun phrase
Etymology: The term was first introduced in 2005 by promising social scientist Sawa Snow. The phenomenon was defined after a long day in close proximity to a familiar face.
1 : affinity to a person of opposite gender, dependent on conditions of prolonged involvement in a similar activity or space. After significant absence of the object of affection, all attraction wears off, and the subject realizes the absurdity of the aforementioned emotion.
2 : temporary attraction to a person of the opposite sex
3 : pertinent but not essential attraction
synonyms incidental attraction, situational attraction
Thing I'm thankful for: This wonderful Friday weather! (Although, I would like it better if it was still chilly. Love that winter . . . )