It isn't like it is somebody better than your wife or in place of them, just somebody of your persuasion that you're particularly close with at work. Like if the workplace were real life, this would be the best that you could do.
It is amazing that flying to Virginia is easier than going to Jersey. Short cab ride and shorter flight vs. hauling to Penn Station and dealing with Penn Station to sit on a train with a billion sweaty people for 2 hours.
I said you don't bang them, but there is clearly this attraction based on the intelligence of them and the "office hot" appearance of them (which can differ from real world hot) and you just like hang out with them and are clearly chummy.