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Scientists have finally proven what many of us have believed for years – beer goggles really do exist.
The phenomenon, where less attractive people suddenly become more appealing when the onlooker has consumed copious amounts of alcohol, is well known in pubs and clubs across Britain.
Until now, though, no one really knew why. But a new study has found that drunk students were up to ten per cent more likely to fall for less attractive people than those who were sober.
The report showed the more they drank, the less likely they were to recognise the finer details on people’s faces.
Behavioural psychologists found 64 students of varying levels of drunkenness in bars at Roehampton University, London. They were asked to judge 20 pairs of photos of men and women aged 18 to 25.
One face in each pair was digitally enhanced to make it more symmetrical – and therefore more attractive. Thirty-six more sober students (who had drunk less than four units of alcohol) had a 67 per cent success rate in choosing the symmetrical face. But 28 intoxicated students (who had drunk ten or more units) chose the more symmetrical face in just 58 per cent of cases.
Dr Lewis Halsey, who led the joint study with Stirling University in Scotland, said: ‘Drunk students were less good at noticing symmetrical faces and cared less about the defects.’
Originally posted by DoomsdayRex
Of course, I am sure for all of our horrible experiences, there are women out there saying the exact same things about us.
Originally posted by WickettheRabbit
reply to post by andy1033
Uh. You're doing it wrong.