Researchers discover one reason behind beer goggles

by 7 years ago

There’s cause to rejoice for all you guys modest looking guys out there. Researchers at the University of Roehampton in London have determined the cause of beer goggles effectiveness and that it affects women more than men!

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We’ve all had a three or twelve too many cocktails and gone home with a swamp donkey. It’s a fact of life, and anyone who tells you differently is a damn liar. Even Tom Brady had a few bruises on his record from his days at UofM. The reason is party because you just stop caring how she looks, but beyond that you also stop realizing that people are unattractive.

Human beings are drawn to symmetry. It’s a subconscious attraction, but it’s part of our nature. If you look at most famous models and actors, they almost all have perfectly symmetrical faces. Unfortunately, I have one ear that’s slightly higher than the other, making it tricky to wear classes and rock sideburns. Thankfully, the it’s been discovered that alcohol lowers our ability to determine symmetry.

Researchers at London’s Roehampton University asked more than 100 men and women to rate pairs of faces.

Some did the tests while drinking a strong vodka and tonic. Others were given a similar-tasting non-alcoholic drink or orange squash.

One of the tests involved looking at faces and stating whether they thought each one was symmetrical or non-symmetrical.

The men and women given the vodka and tonic found it more difficult to work out if a face was symmetrical than those on soft drinks.

Researcher Lewis Halsey said: ‘People that had drink tended to be less good at noticing if a face was asymmetrical, they often saw it as being symmetrical when it was asymmetrical.’

And the women drinkers were particularly bad at the task, the journal Addiction reports.

Apparently I have no trouble getting girls (that’s a lie) because once they get a few drinks in them, they’ve got no chance of realizing that my face looks terrible. At that point they are at the mercy of my charm and witty banter.

Like a wise man, possibly Jesus, once said, “I’ve never gone to bed with an ugly women, but I’ve sure woke up with a few.”

Scientists discover why people are more attractive after a few drinks [Daily Mail]

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