April 28, 2008 Urban Word of the Day
An infatuation that develops out of close-quarters operation with another person.
"I swear I'm in love with this girl from Philosophy class. I've been sitting next to her for like three weeks and it's obvious we're meant for each other."
"Well do you know anything else about her? I bet you've just made up a life outside of class for her in your head. You're getting caught up in a short-sighted proximity infatuation man, just wait a couple weeks after class is over and you won't even remember her."
Constant close quarters lead to intense attraction.
This was first explained by Zelda Gilroy to Dobie Gillis in the 1959-1963 TV series, The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis, except Zelda called it "Propinquity."
I am experiencing proximity infatuation right now.
Me, thinking about F colleague: She is beautiful. I want to...I want to....(you know what)
F colleague: Says nothing, how is she supposed to know what I am thinking? Is SHE thinking the same thing?
First, of all, I'm not that sure she IS beautiful, but it doesn't matter any more, I am infatuated. My wife would not approve of any of this and does not need to know. It's not going anywhere, anyway. Sigh.
When one has the desire to be intimately close to someone in a physical manner. Also when one thinks about another as a potential significant other (lover), often of the opposite sex.
David: How is things.
David: Bryan, how is things?
Bryan: Don't flatter yourself...i'm fine! Sophia was great, but by no means one of a kind. She was a proximity infatuation.
Bryan: Besides were friends right?
Jason Lee's honesty speech to Tom Cruise, in the movie Vanilla Sky in 2001. After Tom stole Jason's girl in the first half of the movie.