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Why Do We Feel So Tingly When Things Fit Together This Perfectly?
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Why Do We Feel So Tingly When Things Fit Together This Perfectly?
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Why Do We Feel So Tingly When Things Fit Together This Perfectly?

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It’s a weirdly soothing sensation of sorts that feels so right it must be wrong — like all the higher powers came together to grant you this one luxurious soul orgasm on an otherwise dismal day. It’s gotten your juices flowing. But why?

WHY WE ASK? WHY THE HELL ARE WE FEELING SO TINGLY ABOUT OBJECTS THAT JUST WORK TOGETHER EEEE HALP?!

Why Do We Feel So Tingly When Things Fit Together This Perfectly?

Don’t worry, your body / mind / soul is just reacting to some very natural cognitive processes, which we’ll go through in decent detail below. 

ORGANISED ~ FEELS ~

Our lives are all over the bloody shop and we’re constantly searching for order amidst the mayhem. Whether that’s an A+ storage solution inside a cluttered room or a to-the-wire schedule to keep all’a your affairs organised, humans (as research argues) are naturally inclined to systemise the spaces / situations we live in.

Why Do We Feel So Tingly When Things Fit Together This Perfectly?

Photo: Reddit / Uoarti.

This *together* feeling can be defined as perceptual organisation, a concept thoroughly researched by Johan Wagemans, a professor of experimental psychology at Belgium‘s University of Leuven. He explained to The Atlantic that the action of making two things fit allows you to have a role in making “the world more orderly” and that the indescribable tingle we feel is “the pleasure of control“.

Why Do We Feel So Tingly When Things Fit Together This Perfectly?

Photo: Facebook / Things That Fit Perfectly Onto Other Things.

IT’S A CHRISTMUKKAH MIRACLE

It’s also about finding order where least expected it. It’s the same wave of satisfaction experienced when you find a lost bae in a crowd of thousands at a festival or event. Given the odds, it shouldn’t have happened, but somehow it did — it’s a wonderful sense of serendipity in a world where nothing ever seems to go your way. Experiencing ease where you expected struggle. 

Why Do We Feel So Tingly When Things Fit Together This Perfectly?

Wagemans says: 

Suddenly you see things in a different relationship and it challenges your expectations about how things relate to each other. 

The unusualness of the combination might grab the attention, but it’s also how extreme the coincidence of a perfect fit is. If you look at it statistically, and in terms of how these objects are made, and how they came together, it’s almost too good to be coincidental. If it would fit only 75 or 85 percent, it wouldn’t be fun.”

To add to this argument, we all know the inconvenience when things don’t fit, such as awkward spooning. Reddit user Kyawango says: 

“I think it’s mainly from our experience of what a pain in the ass it is when two things don’t fit. Especially when they ALMOST do, but don’t.

Why Do We Feel So Tingly When Things Fit Together This Perfectly?

Photo: Facebook / Things That Fit Perfectly Onto Other Things.


BLOODY HEARTWARMING, EY

Science of UsMelissa Dahl thinks that the act of two things fitting exudes a sense of belonging and comfort, and, look, she’s not wrong. 

Why Do We Feel So Tingly When Things Fit Together This Perfectly?

Photo: Reddit / Icametodropbombs.

If every inanimate thing seems to belong perfectly somewhere, maybe that’s true for every person, too.

Excuse me, my heart and inner-lameness just simultaneously exploded.   

Why Do We Feel So Tingly When Things Fit Together This Perfectly?

Random commenter “jenninnyc” echoed Dahl’s sentiment, saying, “Sometimes nature just aligns, and when it does, it does make me feel like there is something right with the world. if that makes me one of those endless idiots, then so be it.” 

While we’re on the topic, the same emotion / sensation can be felt with the likes of colour coding and tessellation, as well as finally finding something you’ve been seeking for so long, because that too fills a hole you might never have known you had. Might be the perfect job. Might be the love of ‘ya life. Might be a wardrobe staple.

Sportsgirl are dedicated to filling any emotionally charged fashion holes you have, with perfect matches in the shape of shoes / bags. Stop the hunt and get yo’self sorted HERE.

Those tingly feels await.

Why Do We Feel So Tingly When Things Fit Together This Perfectly?

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