Turns Out ‘Beer Goggles’ Work Both Ways

No doubt you’ve heard that even unattractive people can start to look smokin’ hot after you’ve downed a drink or three.

Science has shown that the beer goggle phenomenon is real–and now scientists in England have shown that those goggles work both ways.

“In addition to perceiving others as more attractive, a mildly intoxicated alcohol consumer may also be perceived as more attractive by others,” the scientists wrote in the conclusion to their new study, which was published online Feb. 25, 2015 in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism.

But if a little alcohol makes you look hot, more than that can backfire. The study showed that people who have a lot to drink don’t get the boost in attractiveness.

For the study, researchers at Bristol University took three headshots each of heterosexual students ranging in age from 18 to 30 years: one showing the student sober, another showing the student after consuming one drink, and a third after the student had had more to drink.

Then a group of 40 heterosexual students were asked to rate the attractiveness of the students in the photos. The photos were presented in pairs: first, the student sober and after one drink —> Read More Here


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