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5 Jan 2024

Airports Become New Social Hubs with 'Airport Crush'

Airports [are emerging as hotspots for "airport crushes](https://www.businessinsider.com/why-do-people-seem-more-attractive-at-the-airport-crush-2023-12?r=MX&IR=T)," where travelers appear more attractive due to proximity, shared travel interests, and the thrill of the journey. This attraction is heightened by "airport goggles," a phenomenon where the unique airport setting enhances perceived attractiveness, similar to "beer goggles." Experts suggest that geographical closeness and common activities boost attraction, while the mystery surrounding fellow travelers adds to the allure. The excitement and anxiety of travel can further intensify these feelings, leading to romanticized perceptions and fleeting connections.